Thursday, March 17, 2016

Game of Thrones' Finn Jones will be Marvel's new Iron Fist superhero in the next new Netflix superhero drama series following Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

Netflix has revealed its new superhero drama series that will be Iron Fist with Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones putting on a suit to defend New York.

Iron Fist will be another of Netflix's global releases, so South African viewers will be able to watch it on Netflix South Africa, like Jessica Jones and Daredevil.

Iron Fist, based on the Marvel comic, revolves around Danny Rand, a kung-fu master who returns to New York after being missing for years. Besides his martial arts, he can also summon the power of the Iron Fist.

The first season of Iron Fist will have 13 episodes. Netflix has not released a starting date from when the episodes will become available.

"Danny Rand is a very complicated character. He's a billionaire New York Buddhist monk martial arts superhero who's still trying to figure out what exactly that all means,"says Scott Buck, executive producer in a statement.

"Finn is able to play all these levels in such an honest, revelatory way that as soon as I saw him I knew he was our Danny."

Besides Daredevil (second season starts now on Netflix South Africa), Jessica Jones (renewed for a second season) and Iron Fist, there will also be a Luke Cage series.

After the Luke Cage series eventually starts, they will all come together for a miniseries called The Defenders.

"Finn wonderfully blends confidence with vulnerability, making him the perfect choice as he struggles to find his place in the world," says Jeph Loeb, executive producer and head of Marvel TV in the statement.

"Now that we've found our Danny Rand, we've completed our principal cast for the upcoming Defenders on Netflix and we are thrilled to continue to show audiences unexplored corners of the Marvel Universe."