Marvel Casts GAME OF THRONES Actor Finn Jones as IRON FIST
According to EW, Marvel has cast Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones in the lead role in their upcoming Netflix series Iron Fist. Jones plays Ser Loras Tyrell in the HBO fantasy series, and it seems like he's a solid choice to take on the role of the mystical martial arts master superhero.
Iron Fist is a character that I'm very excited about seeing brought to life, especially in this universe that Marvel has developed for Netflix. He's going to fit right in with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Punisher. It will be interesting to see how they envision him in this world with these characters.
Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. This is the synopsis that was previously released for the series:
Iron Fist's real name is Daniel Rand, and in the comics he traveled to a lost mystical city called K’un-L’un with his family at the age of 9. After a series of tragic events, Daniel is adopted by city’s ruler and taught an advanced form martial arts as well as the mystical power of the Iron Fist, which basically allows him to channel his chi to the extreme, giving him powers of healing, telepathy, and super fighting abilities. When he's all grown up he returns to New York City and becomes a superhero.
Dexter's Scott Buck is the showrunner on the series, and I'm sure he'll do a great job guiding it in a direction that fans of the character will be happy with. Marvel hasn't really let us down yet.