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Luke Cage's Mike Colter says Iron Fist has already been cast

01.29.2016

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Although there were rumors that Marvel had pulled the plug on Iron Fist, the series is indeed moving forward. Last month it was announced that Dexter's Scott Buck will serve as the showrunner, however there's been absolutely no word on who the studio might be considering to play the master martial artist, which has led many to believe that Marvel is still on the hunt for an actor to take on the role.

But while taking questions at the TCA Press Tour, Luke Cage star Mike Colter revealed that Marvel has already found their Danny Rand.

The actor has been cast, but he’s in a basement somewhere. When the time is right, they’ll let him up and tell him where he is. I am [excited]. I’ll get a nice little break, after doing Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Whether I’m in [his show], I don’t know, but there’s The Defenders.

This makes sense since the character is expected to make his live-action debut in Luke Cage, which started production in September of last year, but I'm a little surprised that Marvel has been able to keep the identity of the actor playing Iron Fist under wraps. Colter also went on to talk about Cage's mental state post-Jessica Jones.

Warning: Mild Jessica Jones Season 1 spoilers ensue:

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Ultimately, it would have been nice to have a neat little package at the end, where they made up and everything was right with the world. What I loved about where they left the character is that it was like Jessica’s good-bye. Luke wasn’t even conscious for her good-bye, and when he awoke, it was like, “What’s happened?” So, when we left off, I think Luke was completely exhausted, emotionally. He didn’t expect to have this happen to him. And I think where he goes will be directly related to where he came from, in the story of Jessica Jones. But it’s a long arc and a long storyline, and I think it leaves us in a great place to see how we interact again, whether that be for The Defenders, Jessica Jones Season 2, or whatever. We’ll see. I don’t know.

Now that we know Iron Fist has been cast, which actor do you think will be playing him on the Netflix series?

Daredevil Season 2 will hit Netflix on March 18, 2016, while Luke Cage is also set to premiere sometime this year.

Source: Collider

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10:52PM on 02/01/2016

Asian Iron Fist?

I thought I remembered hearing that there was a good chance they were going to alter the character's origins and make him Asian for cultural diversity, etc. If that were to be the case I'd like to see Steven Yeun give it a shot. There's a chance his schedule could be opening up soon...
I thought I remembered hearing that there was a good chance they were going to alter the character's origins and make him Asian for cultural diversity, etc. If that were to be the case I'd like to see Steven Yeun give it a shot. There's a chance his schedule could be opening up soon...
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11:31AM on 01/29/2016
Maybe Michael Hall?
Maybe Michael Hall?
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10:56AM on 01/29/2016
Philip Winchester? Eh? EH?! EEEHH!!?
Philip Winchester? Eh? EH?! EEEHH!!?
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9:49AM on 01/29/2016
Wasnt Ryan Phillipe rumored to play Ironfist somewhere, sometime? I would be cool with that casting.
Wasnt Ryan Phillipe rumored to play Ironfist somewhere, sometime? I would be cool with that casting.
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11:21AM on 01/29/2016
He has talked to Marvel about a project. That was April of last year, so it's definitely a possibility. Seeing as how all of Phase 3 has been pretty much cast at this point (the big hero roles at least) I would say the odds are great to see RP in IF boots.
He has talked to Marvel about a project. That was April of last year, so it's definitely a possibility. Seeing as how all of Phase 3 has been pretty much cast at this point (the big hero roles at least) I would say the odds are great to see RP in IF boots.
9:44AM on 01/29/2016
Jessica Jones Season 2 / Iron Fist 2017 confirmed!
Jessica Jones Season 2 / Iron Fist 2017 confirmed!
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8:30AM on 01/29/2016

These Netflix shows need one thing.....

One, 3-4 min cameo from and Avenger. Just imagine Black Widow showing up in Jessica Jones. Iron Man flying by in DareDevil, or Hawk Eye watching over the Punisher!!!!!!!
Sh*t even AoS got Samual L Jackson for a min or two.
One, 3-4 min cameo from and Avenger. Just imagine Black Widow showing up in Jessica Jones. Iron Man flying by in DareDevil, or Hawk Eye watching over the Punisher!!!!!!!
Sh*t even AoS got Samual L Jackson for a min or two.
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9:45AM on 01/29/2016
I feel that AoS is given a bit more attention by the movie side of the MCU simply because the show is more or less a spinoff of the movies. But that being said, you're right, they need more involvement from the Avengers. Not necessarily where they show up and help the hero for an entire episode. But a simple cameo just to give more credence to this all happening in the same world.

I don't think it even needs to be the actual hero itself. Maybe even their alter ego. How cool would it be
I feel that AoS is given a bit more attention by the movie side of the MCU simply because the show is more or less a spinoff of the movies. But that being said, you're right, they need more involvement from the Avengers. Not necessarily where they show up and help the hero for an entire episode. But a simple cameo just to give more credence to this all happening in the same world.

I don't think it even needs to be the actual hero itself. Maybe even their alter ego. How cool would it be to see Matt Murdock walking down the street and he bumps into Steve Rogers? Or Jessica Jones is working an investigation that brings her to Stark Tower and she has a run-in with Tony and Pepper? Just cool shit like that.
10:01AM on 01/29/2016
And (Jamie Alexander)Lady Sif, (Colby Smulders)Agent Hill
And (Jamie Alexander)Lady Sif, (Colby Smulders)Agent Hill
4:07AM on 01/30/2016
i kind of like that they're standalone since they're stylistically different from the movies and AoS.
i kind of like that they're standalone since they're stylistically different from the movies and AoS.
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