Yesterday’s news of Iron Fist’s cancellation came as a surprise to many in the Marvel fandom. Despite poor reception from critics, the series still managed to build a decent following with fans and Danny Rand had become more likable with each new appearance. Though Iron Fist won’t be getting a third season, that doesn’t mean Kun-Lun’s protector will be gone for good.
Today, Entertainment Weekly has exclusively confirmed that Danny Rand will appear in future Marvel projects, though exactly when and where remains unclear at this time. The show may be over, but its reassuring to know that Netflix and Marvel plan to keep Danny around for anything they might deem fit for him. EW had this to say regarding the cancellation:
“This doesn’t mean Jones will say goodbye forever to Danny, even though Marvel’s Iron Fist garnered poor reviews from critics and a lukewarm reception from viewers. EW confirmed the character will continue to appear in the Marvel universe.”
Iron Fist premiered in March of last year and was considered by many to be the weak link in the Marvel/Netflix chain, which is unfortunate considering the character’s rich comic history. Iron Fist first debuted in Marvel Premiere #15, way back in May of 1974. A martial arts master able to summon the mystical force of the immortal Iron Fist, Danny Rand protects New York at all costs, most notably fighting alongside Luke Cage. Perhaps Rand could become a series regular in Luke Cage’s third season?
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Source: Entertainment Weekly
Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’- “A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist. Danny Rand returns to New York City, after being presumed dead for 15 years, to reclaim his family company from Harold Meachum and his children Ward Meachum and Joy Meachum.”