Finn Jones just joined a very elite team. He’s just been announced as the newest addition to Netflix’ branch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, not only will he most likely be spending oodles of time with his comic book business partner Luke Cage (Mike Colter), but he’s earned a spot in the eventual Defenders team up that’s on the way.
Here’s what showrunner Scott Buck had to say about Iron Fist and the man he’s cast to play him:
“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. 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.”
If the actor looks a little bit familiar, perhaps that’s because you’ve probably seen him on Game of Thrones where he plays Loras Tyrell.
Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel’s TV wing had this to add:
“Finn wonderfully blends confidence with vulnerability, making him the perfect choice as he struggles to find his place in the world. 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.”