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Iron Fist Season 2: Every Update You Need To Know

Iron Fist Season 2

Iron Fist Season 2 will bring Danny Rand back in much better shape. Raven Metzner has taken over as showrunner of Marvel's Iron Fist, starring Finn Jones as the titular hero and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing. The first season of Iron Fist was a hit according to Netflix, but came in for heavy criticism for pacing, plotwork and even fight choreography. Marvel and Netflix have since spent a great deal of time trying to fix the character, who played a major role in The Defenders and cameoed in Luke Cage season 2. The pressure is on Marvel to prove that they've learned their lessons.

  • Release Date: September 7
  • Cast: Finn Jones, Sacha Dawan, Rosario Dawson, Alice Eve, Jessica Henwick,Simone Missick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup
  • Showrunner: Raven Metzner

Last updated: July 20, 2018

Iron Fist Season 2's Returning Cast

The cast of Marvel's Iron Fist

Finn Jones is returning as the titular hero, Iron Fist. Jones was heavily criticized for his performance in Iron Fist Season 1, where he lacked the technical skill to handle the fight choreography. This time around, he spent several months in training before production began. He's also been trained by Black Panther fight choreographer Clayton Barber.

Jones is once again joined by Jessica Henwick, who plays Iron Fist's apprentice/girlfriend Colleen Wing, and both Tom Pelphrey and Jessica Stroup are expected as Howard and Joy Meachum. Sacha Dawan had said his character Davos would also return in Iron Fist season 2, and set photos have revealed that he was right. Rosario Dawson is also confirmed to reprise the role of Claire Temple, last seen in Luke Cage Season 2.

The New Cast Joining Iron Fist Season 2

Alice Eve has joined the cast of Iron Fist as popular villain Typhoid Mary. In the comics, Typhoid Mary is a dangerous and powerful mutant who suffers from multiple personality disorder, more commonly associated with Daredevil. Iron Fist's portrayal has been described as "a freelance covert operative" who has "carried out many high-level missions." Footage shown at SDCC teased that Typhoid Mary may be working for Joy Meachum.

Simone Missick will be making the jump from Luke Cage to Iron Fist. It makes sense; Luke Cage Season 2 established a strong relationship between Misty and Colleen, clearly setting up the comic book favorite "Daughters of the Dragon" concept. It's unknown whether or not Mike Colter will cameo; in the comics, Luke Cage and Iron Fist are good friends, and Jones appeared in an episode of Luke Cage season 2.

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The Story of Iron Fist Season 2

The Defenders ended with Danny Rand accepting a mission from Matt Murdock; he's now protector of New York. Luke Cage Season 2 revealed that this has given Danny Rand a new sense of balance, and he's gained a great deal more self-control since we last saw him. We can presume there's a certain tension between Danny's role as a vigilante and the Sokovia Accords, which have had a background presence in both Jessica Jones Season 2 and Luke Cage Season 2. Set photos have confirmed that Danny's old ally Davos will be returning to New York, but that this time around he'll be a villain.

Finn Jones has teased that Marvel is building up to the moment when Iron Fist finally dons his comic-book-accurate costume. He's yet to indicate whether or not that will happen in season 2, though.

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The Showrunner of Iron Fist Season 2

Marvel's Iron Fist Netflix series lands a showrunner

Scott Buck was showrunner of Iron Fist Season 1, but Marvel moved him on to Inhumans. He's been replaced by Raven Metzner, a producer and writer who's no stranger to superhero action; he was writer of the Elektra movie that released in 2005. Metzner is best known as a producer on Falling SkiesHeroes Reborn, and Sleepy Hollow, and is expected to spice up Iron Fist Season 2.

Iron Fist Season 2's Release Date

Iron Fist season 2 will stream on Netflix on September 7, 2018, making the show the third Marvel Netflix series to stream this year.

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The Iron Fist Trailer

The Iron Fist season 2 trailer was dropped at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, although it does little more than confirm Danny is an active vigilante.

Iron Fist Season 2 Posters

Around the release of Jessica Jones Season 2, Netflix released art posters for both Iron Fist and Daredevil, teasing the new episodes in stylish fashion. There's no main poster yet, however.

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