Marvel's Netflix Plans for IRON FIST and THE PUNISHER Might Be Changing
There are some rumors flying around online regarding Marvel’s Iron Fist. The rumor originated at a site called Peel The Orange, and at first they reported that the series Iron Fist will be canceled and replaced with a Punisher series. The Punisher is such a popular character that it makes complete sense for Marvel to push that series into development if it works within the universe. The following information came from an inside source:
“Marvel can’t quite seem to figure out how to put Iron Fist into the equation and time is running out. They’re very pleased with Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle for Season 2 of Daredevil and know that the fans have a great appreciation for the character. They also know that a Punisher series would be much cheaper and more marketable. They have a contract with Netflix and have to do something. It appears that for this phase of shows, time is running thin for Iron Fist.”
Not long after that was reported, the site got an update saying that the studio is now actually looking at turning Iron Fist into a Netflix original movie. This is what their source said about that:
“Marvel will be turning Iron Fist into a Netflix exclusive feature film. This will give Marvel extra time and a larger budget for this project. The Punisher will replace Iron Fist as one of the four Defenders.”
This seems like a good route to go. Yeah, it kinda sucks that Iron Fist might end up being pushed out of The Defenders, but I guess fans won’t really mind if Frank Castle is kicking ass in it. At least they haven’t completely given up on Iron Fist! I'm sure they'll figure out what they want to do with the character.