Netflix announced on Friday that it would not renew Marvel's Iron Fist for a third season, sending fans of the show into an emotional nosedive. Since then, actor Finn Jones, who plays Danny Rand/Iron Fist, issued a statement thanking fans for their support. Now, Jones' co-star Jessica Henwick, who plays Colleen Wing, has issued her own statement in the form of a video.
The 1-minute montage, which Henwick posted on Instagram, features practice stunt work, bloopers, selfies and drive-by shots of New York from Henwick's time on Iron Fist. The video is set to Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's 1967 R&B classic "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and starts with photos of Henwick and Jones together, one dated August 2016 and the other from August 2018.
The video ends with a statement from Henwick: "2 seasons of Iron Fist... 1 season of Defenders... And a cameo on Cage... Thank you to all the fans for making this journey so amazing!" In her caption, she added, "Playing Colleen changed my life."
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Full BTS video in my link! Two seasons of Fist, one Defenders, and a Cage later... thank you to the cast, crew and fans for this journey. Playing Colleen changed my life. 🙏 #IronFist. #ColleenWing @finnjones @jessicalstroup @tommypelphrey @simonemissick @giulliang @rosariodawson @sacha_dhawan @rodriguezramon @jameschennyc!!
After her Instagram post, Henwick posted a longer behind-the-scenes video to her Twitter.
Iron Fist is the first Marvel superhero Netflix show to be officially given the boot. The show's first season was critically panned with a disappointing 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but the follow-up had notably better reviews that cited vastly improved pacing, direction, writing and fight scenes. Unfortunately, this was not enough to keep the show going.
Despite canceling the series, there's some indication Netflix isn't done with Danny Rand just yet. Jones' and Netflix's statements were ambiguous, and a recent report indicated that the character will appear in future MCU television shows.
Out now on Netflix, Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 2 stars Finn Jones as Danny Rand, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Sacha Dhawan as Davos, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Alice Eve as Mary Walker.