Iron Fist season 2 is officially moving forward as Finn Jones starts his training for the next installment of his Netflix series. Following his role reprisal in Marvel TV’s first ensemble project, The Defenders, the English actor is gearing up to embark on his solo adventure once again and while no release date has been revealed, principal photography is said to be kicking off sometime towards the end of the year.

It is no secret that among all Marvel TV ventures (until Inhumans came around this month), Iron Fist was the worst received. The show was criticized for its lackluster action sequences, which is ironic given that the character has some strong martial arts background in the comic books. Instead, it decided to put the spotlight on Danny Rand and his battle to re-acquire control of the Rand Corporation. While most series could make do with the corporate-centric storyline, fans were disappointed as they were obviously expecting a more action-packed series similar to other Marvel/Netflix series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

Despite this, folks behind the show decided to give the show a second chance with the announcement that a sophomore season was officially ordered during The Defenders panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. And now, the journey starts anew with Jones officially starting training as revealed by a post from a Twitter fan account for the actor named Finn Jones Central. Check out the image below.

Other than the official order information regarding the sequel, details regarding Iron Fist season 2 are still rather thin on the surface. But Jones had teased about a more action-laden sophomore outing for the protector of Kun Lun as he slowly evolves to becomes the hero he is always meant to be – and possibly even an appearance from the character’s iconic comic book green suit which some thought was being foreshadowed with his unbuttoned army green shirt in The Defenders. We expect that his stint with Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage helped him in having a more mature mindset, which is something that Jones had also mentioned when asked about the effect of the events of The Defenders to Danny moving forward. When we left him by the end of the ensemble series, it appears that a brand new life awaits him as a vigilante presumably taking Matt’s mantle as New York’s protector while everybody presumes that the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen to be dead.

The Marvel/Netflix budding franchise also getting a new showrunner with Raven Metzner replacing Scott Buck who is transferred and now is in charge of overseeing ABC’s Marvel’s Inhumans. The switch was perceived by many as a way to course-correct the show with Metzner’s martial arts expertise, but Marvel TV head honcho Jeph Loeb squashed rumors and explained that there is nothing to it than a normal case of a scheduling conflict. With all this in mind coupled with Rand’s improved depiction in The Defenders, there is arguably more anticipation surrounding Iron Fist season 2 compared to when it was initially announced.

MORE: Is Iron Fist To Blame for Defenders’ Low Viewership?

The first season of The Punisher will be released on Netflix this fall. Premiere dates for the new seasons of DaredevilJessica JonesLuke Cage and Iron Fist have yet to be announced. The Defenders is streaming now.

Source: Finn Jones Central

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