Iron Fist season 2 may be announced soon, according to the show's own star, Finn Jones. Marvel and Netflix had a very nice critical track record heading into 2017. The first two seasons of Daredevil were critically praised and the same can be said for the debut seasons of both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. However, season 1 of Iron Fist was not a critical darling and proved far more controversial by comparison, even before the show had been unveiled.
Based on the negative reception from critics and a fair number of fans alike, it would not have been surprising to see Iron Fist not get a second season, in lieu of something like a Heroes for Hire spinoff instead. Well, it appears that Iron Fist will be getting that second season after all, if Jones is to be believed.
Jones was present at Puerto Rico Comic-Con 2017 and was asked during his panel about the chances of Iron Fist season 2. While there is no direct quote from Jones, according to SuperBroMovies, he confirmed that a season 2 announcement is imminent:
— SuperBroMovies (@SuperBroMovies) May 28, 2017
Netflix has thus far renewed every Marvel/Netflix show other than Iron Fist for a second season and is not known for canceling shows after a single season, in general - with some exceptions (see the recent cancellation of The Get Down). In most every other instance, Marvel/Netflix shows have been renewed for their second seasons within three months of their first season's release. Iron Fist started streaming in March so if a rough three month schedule is used, a season 2 confirmation may arrive by the end of June.
Whenever season two is announced, seeing who is attached will be a key point for many. Showrunner Scott Buck has largely been the piece that doesn't seem to fit with the series. Not only was he not familiar with the character ahead of time, but he stripped away all of the mysticism in season one so there was no real presence of K'un-Lun, an appearance by the dragon Shou-Lao, all while giving Jones no time for proper fight training. With him also spearheading Inhumans to similarly mixed reception, it would not be surprising to see Marvel and Netflix move in a different direction with season 2.
Even with the negativity, Iron Fist was still Netflix's most binged premiere this year and the second-highest viewed Marvel season. Jones has also previously stated that he expects Danny to dawn his classic costume in Iron Fist season 2, where he is set to likely face off with Davos. The future of the series should become clearer sooner rather than later according to Jones, but Netflix and Marvel will have their work cut out for them to reinvigorate interest in the show.
The Defenders arrives on August 18th, with The Punisher coming later this year. Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Jessica Jones season 1, Luke Cage season 1, and Iron Fist season 1 are now available on Netflix. Premiere dates for the next seasons of Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Luke Cage have not yet been revealed.