The last piece of The Defenders puzzle has finally been cast as Netflix and Marvel have found their star for Iron Fist.
Game of Thrones star Finn Jones, who plays Loras Tyrell, Margaery’s brother on Game of Thrones, will take on the titular role, completing the casting for all the major roles in the Netflix and Marvel deal. Jones will join Charlie Cox, Daredevil, Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones, and Mike Colter, Luke Cage, as part of The Defenders.
Confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, Iron Fist will center on Daniel Rand “who fights against the criminal elements corrupting New York with his kung fu skills and ability to summon the power of the fiery Iron Fist. The series picks up with Rand returning to the Big Apple after having gone missing for several years.”
More on Iron Fist’s powers and abilities below:
Through concentration, Iron Fist can harness his spiritual energy, or chi, to augment his physical and mental capabilities to peak human levels. By focusing his chi into his hand, he can tap the superhuman energy of Shou-Lao and temporarily render his fist superhumanly powerful, immune to pain and injury; however, this process is mentally draining, and he usually needs recovery time before he can repeat it. Iron Fist can heal himself of any injury or illness and project this power to heal others. He can sense mystic energy, particularly that which is related to K’un-Lun.
He is capable of fusing his consciousness with that of another person, enabling each to perceive the other’s emotions and memories. He has unusually keen eyesight, but it is unclear if it extends to superhuman level. His entire body is oriented to combat, enabling him to adapt to any environment with minimal exposure. At times, he has absorbed energy directed at himself and channeled it to augment his own power. Under certain circumstances, he can even focus his chi to create nexus points between dimensions.
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