The full first season of Iron Fist will debut later this week in Netflix. However, it seems fans may already have a clue about a surprise character making an appearance in the second half of the season.
The character in question is none other than Steel Serpent. Speculation about the character’s appearance stemmed from Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick’s comments in an interview with Yahoo. Henwick, who plays Colleen Wing in the series, shared the following:
“There are two characters who come into the second half of Iron Fist season one who haven’t been announced yet. It’s so frustrating because they knock it out of the park. But there’s one in particular who fans are… it’s a comic book character who’s not been seen before and at the end of Iron Fist they set him up in a really interesting way… I think for me, that’s the most interesting relationship on the show.”
Jones, who plays the titular character/Danny Rand, agreed with this co-star. Yahoo’s Ryan Leston asked both actors if the character is Steel Serpent. Interestingly, Jones’ response could have given the character’s identity away.
“Maybe that’s what we were just errr… My publicist is looking at me with devil eyes. Hey look, that’s going to be announced very soon so I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s announced before these [interviews] even come to print.”
Based on Jones’ response, it would seem Leston was spot on with his guess. Perhaps the actor did not expect for anyone to guess it right but when Leston did, the question caught him off guard. This would explain Jones’ immediate comment about the potential announcement of the character soon.
However, the series already premieres this Friday. Hence, it is unlikely Marvel or Netflix will make some last minute announcements before the episodes drop.
Other Characters That May Make an Appearance in Iron Fist
Aside from Steel Serpent’s potential introduction, another character that could debut in the series is Shang-Chi. Screen Rant relays speculation about the character last year. The source explained in a March 2016 article:
“…our pals at That Hashtag Show who – alongside MCU Exchange – were able to independently confirm from their sources that Marvel is actively in the process of casting an Asian male actor for the role of Shang-Chi who will appear in Iron Fist.”
If this is true and an Asian male actor will indeed bear the role, it could somehow appease fans. A major chunk of the fanbase has been clamoring for an Asian American to play Iron Fist/Danny Rand before announcement of Jones’ casting.
Do you think Steel Serpent and Shang Chi will appear in the series? Fans don’t have to wait long as complete Iron Fist episodes drop on March 17.
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