“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Jessica Henwick is rocketing over to Netflix for Marvel’s “Iron Fist.” According to Entertainment Weekly, she’ll play martial arts expert Colleen Wing, who “will serve as an invaluable ally to Iron Fist, aka Danny Rand (Finn Jones), as he returns to his life in New York.”
Marvel confirmed the casting with CBR.
In the series, said only to be “coming soon,” Daniel Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years. There he fights the criminal element corrupting the city “with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.”
“Six Feet Under” and “Dexter” veteran Scott Buck will serve as showrunner on Netflix’s “Iron Fist,” which stars Finn Jones in the title role. With “Luke Cage” scheduled for a September 30 debut, it seems likely “Iron Fist” won’t premiere until at least 2017.
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