Marvel has officially announced that Star Trek Into Darkness Star Alice Eve will be joining the cast of Iron Fist season 2. As filming begins next week, it looks like the cast will be rounded out before then.
In the official announcement no details on who she’ll be playing were revealed, but Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb and the showrunner Raven Metzner gave their thougths on the casting.
“We are very excited to have an actress of Alice’s stature join the cast of ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist,’” said Jeph Loeb. “Her exceptional talent brings an intrigue and danger to her character unlike anyone else.”
“We’re over the moon that Alice Eve is joining us this season,” said Raven Metzner. “We think she’s going to be a great addition to an already stellar cast.”
In the same recent report that stated the new season will begin production next week, a new villain for the series was potentially being cast via a new casting call. It’s being speculated that the casting call describes the comic villain, Lady Gorgon.
She’s known to be a villain for The Punisher but has deep ties with The Hand so if true, it shouldn’t too difficult to incorporate her as an Iron Fist villain. Alice Eve is a pretty big name and she likely has an important role in the upcoming season, she could be playing Lady Gorgon. This is speculation for now, but I think there’s enough evidence to say it’s certainly possible.
No release date for the second season of Iron First has been announced, but we’re expecting to learn who Alice Eve will play sometime next year (or even earlier).
Iron Fist Season 2 is expected to debut sometime next year.