Iron Fist will return for a second season on Netflix, with a casting addition that will undoubtedly please Marvel Comics readers.
Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb made the announcement this evening during the Defenders panel at Comic-Con International, where he teased, the inclusion of another character that “will make you a little misty.”
Obviously he was referring to Misty Knight, played on Luke Cage by Simone Missick, signaling the potential formation of the Daughters of the Dragon with Colleen Wing (played on Iron Fist by Jessica Henwick).
Iron Fist premiered in March on Netflix, starring Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) as Danny Rand, who returns to New York City, after being presumed dead for 15 years, to reclaim his family’s company from Harold Meachum and his two children. Trained in the mystical city of K’un-Lun to be a living weapon, Danny calls upon the power of the Iron Fist to confront the Meachums and battle the evil ninja cult The Hand.
When the first season ended, Danny returned with Colleen to K’un-Lun, only to find the gates to the city closed. Both characters play a role in The Defenders, the miniseries that brings together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist to face a still-undisclosed threat in New York City.
Although the first season of Iron Fist received largely unfavorable reviews, Netflix said it generated the second-highest demand among the Marvel series during its launch week.
No date has been announced for the second season of Iron Fist. The Defenders arrives Aug. 18 on Netflix, followed by The Punisher.