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Carrie-Anne Moss joins Iron Fist series while Mike Colter reveals Luke Cage’s past will be a big part of his standalone series and talks The Defenders

May 22nd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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It looks like Trinity herself, Carrie Anne Moss, who plays Jeri Hogarth in the Marvel Netflix TV shows is to continue her run as a face tying everything together in the now filming Iron Fist.

Yes, Moss, last seen in Daredevil Season 2 will reprise the role of the lawyer in the series before Netflix brings Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist together for The Defenders.

In an official statement Marvel said: When Moss debuted on Jessica Jones, many noted that Jeryn Hogarth (who she plays a gender-swapped version of) is more closely associated in the comics with Iron Fist, whose book he first appeared in. A friend of Wendell Rand, Danny’s father, Hogarth eventually became the lawyer for “Heroes for Hire,” the superhero business that Danny Rand and Luke Cage ran together.

“Carrie-Anne has fast become a fan-favorite part of our street level saga, and we share our viewers’ excitement in bringing her into Marvel’s Iron Fist,” Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb said in the press release. “As marvel fans know, Hogarth in the comics plays a critical role in the life of Danny Rand, so it seems only fitting that Carrie-Anne join in.”

“Danny Rand lives in the highest stratosphere of New York’s business society and he’s going to need a ruthless lawyer to help him navigate this alien world,” added EP and showrunner Scott Buck. “I’m very happy to have the opportunity to bring Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth into Marvel’s Iron Fist.”

This will be Moss’s third appearance in the Marvel/Netflix series, as she also made a cameo in Daredevil season two. She joins Finn Jones as Danny “Iron Fist” Rand, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum.

In “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting his world around him with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

In related news, Mike Colter, who will be seen playing Luke Cage in the series this September, has said to ET that his past will be a big part of the series: “You’re definitely going to get a chance to see the backstory. A lot of the stuff you saw in Jessica Jones, the questions you have, the ambiguity, the vagueness [will be answered]… Luke has a lot of skeletons in his closet. He will unleash a lot of the information that people are dying to get to.

“He’s a convict on the run, he’s a guy that basically wants to just be left alone to lick his wounds, to move on and find a way to get through life. But ultimately, he comes across people who need his help. That’s what happens. He’s a person with abilities and he’s a person with a conscience and eventually, he realizes that the community and the neighborhood needs him.

“I think people are going to be really surprised by how things develop. I think it’s surprising, I think it’s emotionally thrilling, I think it’s a drama first and foremost, and secondly it’s a superhero show.”

He goes on to talk about The Defenders too and the uniting of the four heroes: “I am really excited about that, actually. I want to see how it unfolds. I want to see how our relationships are set up. I mean, me and Jessica left in a situation [where] we’re kind of rocky. I haven’t met Iron Fist, Danny Rand, yet. I haven’t met Daredevil onscreen. It’s going to be nice to see how they unfold [everything]. I’m looking forward to it.”

Jeph Loeb also about The Defenders series: “We’re very excited about The Defenders. It’s a chance for us to see all four of our heroes come together. In some cases, they haven’t met, some of the actors, so that part’s super exciting for us. They all have a very different style about being a hero. When you’ve got Daredevil and Jessica Jones and Luke Cage and Iron Fist all together, it’s really going to be an amazing, amazing show.

“The best news is that we can take a look at The Avengers and say, ‘OK, how do we do that and how do we do it different?’ We saw how the Avengers came together. That was some of the best of times and some of the worst of times for them… Often times, when heroes get together, it doesn’t quite go as smoothly as you’d like it to go.”

With all the controversy in the last week or so about the Marvel TV shows, it’s nice to report something that we’re excited about….

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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