Game of Thrones' Jessica Henwick joins the cast of Iron Fist as Colleen Wing
When Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City in order to combat a dangerous criminal element, he won't have to face that threat alone. Marvel has announced that Jessica Henwick will be joining Iron Fist, and just like Finn Jones, she also hails from the world of Westeros where she plays Nymeria Sand. The actress, who also appeared in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS as X-Wing pilot Jessika Pava, will be joining the series in the role of Colleen Wing, a martial arts expert who runs her own dojo and will serve as an invaluable ally to Danny Rand as he returns to his life in New York.
Iron Fist showrunner and Executive Producer Scott Buck said:
I’m very excited to have Jessica as our Colleen Wing, she’s shown us that she can bring both a sense of quiet strength as well as an engaging vulnerability to the character.
Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said:
Jessica brings both a youthful vitality mixed with a strong sense of authority crucial to the character, and as anyone who’s seen her in ‘Game of Thrones’ can attest, she can throw down with the best of them, making her the perfect Colleen Wing.
The upcoming series will begin when Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for several years. He soon begins his fight against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and the ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. The Marvel/Netflix partnership has proved to be great one, with each of the series bringing something special to the Marvel universe. However, before Iron Fist hits Netflix, we still have Luke Cage to look forward to when that series debuts on September 30, 2016.