Netflix has dropped a fresh batch of images for the upcoming second season of Iron Fist, showing Danny Rand obscuring his identity, as well as a Daughters of the Dragon reunion. After a flurry of updates at this year’s Comic-Con, which included a teaser and premiere date for season 2 of Marvel’s critically maligned martial arts master, these new images offer up a glimpse of what’s to come now that Danny Rand and the power of the Immortal Iron Fist are guided by new showrunner, Raven Metzner.
Among the reveals about the new season was the confirmation that Alice Eve is playing villain Typhoid Mary. The mentally ill assassin was something of a surprise addition for the second season of the series, as speculation around Eve’s casting placed her in the running for Lady Gorgon. That’s not the case, however, and though she’s largely absent from the majority of the new photos, there is one in particular that has her seemingly facing off with Davos (Sacha Dhawan), soon to be the Steel Serpent. In lieu of a good look at Mary, the image shows the character wielding her signature swords, presumably to keep Davos at bay while they have a little chat.
Other images, such as Davos conspiring with Jessica Stroup’s Joy Meachum and Julee Cerda’s Mika Prada, over an ornate box, will certainly get the internet speculation machine up and running. Otherwise, most of the images are your standard advance-look fare, with Jessica Henwick standing next to a stern-looking Danny Rand, as well as what looks to be Danny doing some investigative work in a warehouse. Aside from Typhoid Mary’s tête-à-tête with Davos the most interesting images show Luke Cage star Simone Missick stepping in for another brawl featuring the Daughters of the Dragon, and Danny’s attempt to conceal his identity.
Whether or not that puts Finn Jones one step closer to donning the character’s green jumpsuit and mask remains to be seen, but it may serve as an indication Danny has begun to think about separating his civilian identity from his superheroic one. Adopting a secret identity would be appropriate, especially if the character is indeed trying to fill the void created by Daredevil’s absence, following the events of The Defenders miniseries. If nothing else it offers a glimpse at the character’s presumed progression from his inauspicious debut to something more akin to how he was presented in Luke Cage season 2.
There is a lot riding on the second season of Iron Fist, as the critical drubbing the series received marked a low point for Marvel’s television offerings. The upside of being the nadir of Netflix’s corner of the MCU, however, is that there’s no place for the series to go but up. It’ll be interesting to see if that is indeed the case when Iron Fist returns in September.
Iron Fist season 2 premieres Friday, September 7 on Netflix.