Merely weeks ago Marvel’s CCO Joe Quesada said that all was well with Netflix’s upcoming Iron Fist series, despite rumours to the contrary (here) and it looks like he wasn’t kidding.
So now it looks like not only is the series moving ahead, but it’s very close to nailing down a showrunner in the form of Dexter and Six Feet Under’s Executive Producer Scott Buck.
Iron Fist will be the fourth and final character in Netflix’s Defenders line-up and is due next year, probably towards the end of the year but we’re just guessing.
Marvel describes Iron Fist as follows: “Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.”
The series will be the most mystical and, probably, FX heavy of the Netflix/Marvel shows and we really can’t wait to see how it’s handled, given the dark tone of what we’ve seen so far. But with Buck attached we’re expecting big things.