Don't expect to see Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple in Iron Fist Season 2. At Comic-Con International in San Diego, Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb revealed Dawson won't reprise her role as Claire Temple in the upcoming Netflix series, which arrives in September.
"Claire won't be in there, but our relationship with Rosario [Dawson] is awesome and we love her, she loves us and -- when the story lends itself into that place and hopefully she's available -- we go down that road," Loeb explained. "Believe me, there isn't any showrunner who hasn't come in and said, 'So where are we with Rosario?' And we go, 'Well, let's tell the story and figure it all out.'"
"You know, what's been fun about it is I think Simone [Missick] is now giving her a run for the money in terms of the shows! She's been on and been running around," he continued.
"Look, again, it always comes down to story... You know, some people would be really satisfied if Danny Rand got on a bus and Foggy Nelson was getting off the bus and that's cool. It isn't, and to a certain extent, it's sort of like, 'Really? That's what you did?' We always look at it from the point of view of 'What's the best story?' We don't run an Easter egg farm. We do put little things in there for people who know, but we certainly don't want it to be something that people focus on. We don't want it to be distracting from the story," he concluded.
However, fans may get a chance to see Marvel Netflix's other recurring character. Asked about Turk Barrett's status, Loeb teased, "I can't confirm or deny where Turk is going to show up next... Rob [Morgan] is a terrific actor and he's certainly part of our company, so." Newcomer Alice Eve agreed with the sentiment, saying, "Yeah, he is!" Since Eve seems familiar with the actor, it's likely the small-time criminal will turn up somewhere down the line.
Arriving Sept. 7 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 Misty Knight and introduces Alice Eve as Mary Walker.