Everyone was a little freaked out a couple weeks ago because we weren’t sure if the Iron Fist series that Marvel had hinted at for one of its Netflix shows was going to exist. It has announced, however, that not only will the Iron Fist series be hitting our computer screens, but the show runner was also announced.
Earlier today, Comicbook.com confirmed that Scott Buck, executive producer of Dexter and producer of Six Feet Under, will be taking on the show runner role for Iron Fist. While Buck’s first few shows were lighter fare (serial killers and a family that runs a morgue are both incredibly pleasant premises for television) this could be an indication that Marvel is looking to go further down the path of creating these darker, and much more violent mini-series than we normally see in the MCU.
The Iron Fist series will be the last of the four series that Marvel has promised before there is a cross-over (Much like Avengers, totally original guys) where Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Jessica Jones will team up to form the Defenders. There has still been no indication whether these heroes will join the “big leagues” during any future movies in the MCU but who knows, anything is possible in a giant, shared universe.
Marvel has also released a short synopsis for Iron Fist as follows: “Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.”
The introduction of Iron Fist into the MCU will definitely solidify more of the mystic side of the world, along with Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Iron Fist could also see some crossover with Luke Cage, much like Jessica Jones did since Iron Fist and Luke Cage are best friends in the comic universe.
There has been no release date announced for Iron Fist. Next year Netflix will host Daredevil season 2 and the first season of Luke Cage. Also, there could be a second season of Jessica Jones (I WANT THAT NOW PLEASE) which could put the Iron Fist series further on the back end of the releases. Only time will tell.