Punisher Series Officially Coming To Netflix

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on May 2, 2016.

The Punisher, the break out character of the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil has been rumored to be getting his own Netflix series for a while now, but thankfully those rumors can now be put to rest since it appears that a Punisher Netflix series has been officially greenlit.

The series will star Jon Bernthal, reprising his role as Frank Castle The Punisher. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will serve as the as the showrunner, writer, and executive producer on the series, which will follow Castle as he dispenses his own brand of lethal justice.

“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil,” said executive producer/head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, in Marvel’s official statement. “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring Marvel’s The Punisher to Netflix.”

“Jon hooked our global audience with his performance as Frank Castle from the moment he stepped on screen in Marvel’s Daredevil, and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in this role under the vision of Steve Lightfoot,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world,” said Lightfoot. “After watching Jon’s performance in Marvel’s Daredevil I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”

This will be the sixth Marvel series to find a home at Netflix, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage (which is slated for September 30, 2016), Iron Fist (which is now in production), and the crossover miniseries The Defenders (which is set to begin filming later this year). At the moment it is unclear if The Punisher will join the upcoming team-up series, but EW says “it seems likely he’ll at least pop in.”

Daredevil Season 2 is currently available on Netflix.

Source- Entertainment Weekly


Marvel’s Iron Fist Has Started Filming

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 23, 2016.

Production has begun on Iron Fist, the latest collaboration between Netflix and Marvel. The first images from the New York set have been released, which reveal a shoeless Finn Jones skipping through the streets.

Check them out below, via Tumblr user Delevingned:

Judging by the pictures, it appears that this takes place when Danny Rand/Iron Fist returns home to New York City for the first time in years after living in the mystical city of K’un-L’un for the past decade.

Once Iron Fist has finished shooting, all four of the Netflix Marvel heroes, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Jones), will unite together for the fifth Marvel Netflix series The Defenders. It was revealed earlier this month that the superhero team-up show will begin production later this year.

The cast for Iron Fist currently consists of Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum. Carrie-Anne Moss’s Jeryn Hogarth from Jessica Jones may appear on the show due to her character’s connection to Iron Fist in the comics but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for the show from Marvel: “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.”

No release date has been set for Iron Fist just yet, but it will most likely debut on Netflix sometime in 2017.

Marvel’s Luke Cage to Debut on Netflix on September 30th

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on March 13, 2016.

At the Daredevil season two premiere red carpet event, Jessica Jones star Mike Colter revealed that Marvel’s Luke Cage will debut on Netflix on September 30th.

“Its going to be action packed from the beginning to the very end. Trust me,” Colter said. “Daredevil premieres March 18, and I will see the fans on September 30.”

Luke Cage is the third of Marvel’s Defenders series and will see Colter’s ex-con hero, who debuted in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, move to Harlem, we’re he’ll have to deal with villains like Cottonmouth and Black Mariah.

The cast for Luke Cage will also include Simone Missick (Ray Donovan) as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) as “Shades” Alvarez, Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction) as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Alfre Woodard as Minetta, Rosario Dawson will reprise her role of Claire Temple, and Sonia Braga (Angel Eyes) will play Claire’s mom, Soledad. Finn Jones Iron Fist has also been rumored to make an appearance on the show.

While Luke Cage is still months away, fans can look forward to Daredevil‘s second season which will be hitting Netflix on March 18, 2016.

Marvel Finds its Iron Fist

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 26, 2016.

Out of all the planned Marvel/Netflix series, Iron Fist seemed to be the problematic one out of the five shows. Even though we have known about the existence of this project for quite some time, news on the progress of Marvel’s Iron Fist has been extremely scarce while the other Defenders (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage) have already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Things may be looking up though since it appears that Marvel may have finally found someone to play the titular hero.

finn-jones_0A recent report from Entertainment Weekly claims that Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) will take on the role of Danny Rand aka The Immortal Iron Fist, in the fourth Marvel/Netflix collaboration. Neither Marvel or Netflix have yet to comment on the casting.

Here’s the official plot synopsis from Marvel: “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.”

Scott Buck (Six Feet Under and Dexter) will serve as the showrunner on Marvel’s Iron Fist. Aside from Jones, no one else has been announced to be in the cast. Carrie-Anne Moss’s Jeryn Hogarth from Jessica Jones may appear on the show due her character’s connection to Iron Fist in the comics but nothing has been confirmed yet. In addition to appearing in his own series, there’s a good chance that Jones Iron Fist could also appear briefly in Marvel’s Luke Cage as well since the two characters are close friends and partners in the comics.

Even though Jones psychically resembles Danny Rand’s character from the comics, this choice of casting could be seen as a disappointment since some fans have been urging Marvel to cast an Asian-American actor in the lead role.

While a set release date for Iron Fist has not been announced yet, the show likely won’t premiere on Netflix until 2017 at the earliest. Jessica Jones debuted on Netflix in November, Luke Cage is now in production, and Daredevil’s second season will be hitting Netflix on March 18, 2016.


Young Justice May Still Get a Third Season

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 17, 2016.

Young Justice aired on Cartoon Network from 2010-1013 and was cancelled after only two seasons and 46 episodes. This has lead to several fan petitions to renew the show for a third season ever since. Now it seems like a third season for the canceled series could actually become a reality.

Recently, Young Justice creator and writer Greg Weisman asked fans to binge watch the series on Netflix to rack up the views and to also buy the Blu-rays to show that there’s still enough interest in Young Justice to justify making a third season.

Normally this wouldn’t be enough to raise ones hope, but recently a second party has stepped forward to partially confirm Weisman claims.

Voice actor Khary Payton, who provided the voices for Aqualad and Black Manta on the show, has taken to Twitter to hint that Young Justice Season 3 could be happening.

“I’ve heard absolutely nothing official, but for some reason, I have a REAL GOOD FEELING about Young Justice season 3!!!” Payton tweeted.

Young Justice is currently streaming on Netflix and is available for purchase on Blu-ray.

Payton is also asking fans to tweet the hashtag #renewyoungjustice to help spread interest again.

Jessica Jones Season 1 Review

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on February 1, 2016.

Some time ago, Marvel made a deal with Netflix to create several original series for the streaming service that are not only a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but are also darker, grittier, and way more adult than any of the movies or ABC shows based on Marvel properties. The first show was Daredevil, which was released back in April to both audience and critical acclaim, and in November we saw the release of the second show, Jessica Jones.

When Jessica Jones was first announced for Netflix I, like many others, said “wait, why her?” I had an idea of who Jessica Jones was due to some of the New Avengers comics that I used to read, but looking back, I didn’t really “know” her. To satiate my curiosity, I did a little research into her history in the comics and what I found sounded pretty dark, complex, and interesting.

Essentially like in the show, Jessica used the superpowers that she gained after a car accident that also claimed the lives of her entire family, to become a superhero. Her career as a hero is cut short when she comes across a villain named the Purple Man who could control the minds of others. After breaking free from his control, Jessica struggles to readjust to life again after all the trauma that he put her through. Retiring from the hero business, she begins a new career as a private detective through Alias Investigations. Now that the Purple Man has returned to New York, Jessica must do everything in her power once again to stop this monster from ruining the lives of others for his own personal gain.

All I can say is that I love this show. Jessica Jones is a well written and acted modern-day noir drama that just so happens to includes superpowers, with a haunting story that captivates you throughout its entirety. If this was on a regular network it just would not have worked. There are so many themes, subjects, and elements in Jessica Jones that make it so incredibly unique when compared to any other shows currently on television.

Kristen Ritter is amazing. I can see why she was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for this performance. Jessica is a damaged individual. She lost her family in an accident that she blames herself for, has powers that she can barely control, and has suffered as a slave to a man who could literally control her every action. Even with everything that has happened to her, Jessica does not let that damage define her as she still manages to do her job, protect her remaining loved ones, and try to get justice for the people hurt by the Purple Man, while also providing some hilarious quips and sarcasm. She’s essentially an anti-hero who makes bad decisions, treats people poorly, cares little for the opinions of others, is incredibly rude and blunt, deals with alcoholism, and is pretty irresponsible. A main character like this could turn many viewers away from any show, but Ritter manages to play her with so much charisma and wit that this character’s mistakes and tough exterior end up being as compelling as her hesitant attempts to do the right thing and be the hero that she is meant to be.

David Tennant is a perfect choice for the Killgrave, aka the Purple Man, and does a fantastic job portraying the character. He constantly juggles between emotions throughout the series. Whenever he is in a room, he can be charismatic, funny, tragic, sadistic, or disturbing in the blink of an eye. I was both in love with and in constant fear of this character whenever he was on-screen. During my second viewing of the season, the person I was watching the show with kept telling me how fascinating Tennant’s performance was to them because they had never seen someone play a character like that before. Goes to show how much possibility and variety is now open to us thanks to streaming services like Netflix that can make shows like this possible.

So far I’m liking Mike Colter as Luke Cage. Not only is his chemistry with Kristen Ritter fantastic, but he manages to fit the character to a tee in both looks and personally. He even manages to make Luke’s famous catch-phrase “Sweet Christmas” sound awesome. While Luke is an important character for Jessica in the comics, I was a little afraid that he would get too much screen time and derail the main story for this show so that the writers could focus on setting up his character for future projects. Thankfully I was wrong–they manage to find the perfect balance of screen time for him and still make him compelling and interesting enough to make me want to know more about him while still developing Jessica’s character and story. After watching Jessica Jones, I can safely say that I am looking forward to seeing Colter appear as the star of his own Netflix/Marvel series later this year.

At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Rachael Taylor’s Trish Walker. It might have been the dialogue she was given in the first two episodes or the way the character was acting in the beginning, but over time I eventually grew to like the character. In the comics, Trish (full name Patricia Walker) is a heroine named Hellcat who as a child was the star of an Archie-like comic book series loosely based on her life and written by her mother. In this version, Trish is essentially an ex-Disney channel child star (weird in-joke since Disney owns Marvel) who was physically abused by her mother, who was also her agent. Thankfully her life started to improve once Jessica, her adopted sister, comes into her life and protects her from her mother. After Jessica’s incident with Killgrave, Trish spends the next year learning some martial arts and self-defense techniques in order to help save Jessica from her own demons. This is a pretty interesting interpretation of the character. I really like how they modernized her story by making her an ex-child star and how they also managed to intregrate Jessica’s past with hers. Hopefully we’ll actually get to see her don her Hellcat costume at some point so that she may become her comic book counterpart or so that Jessica can at least make a few snarky comments about it (just like when we saw her Jewel costume).

Wil Traval’s Frank Simpson is an interesting addition to the cast. At first, you think he’s just another one of Killgrave’s victims who wants to stop him from ruining any more lives, but as plotlines progress you start to see that there is a little more to this guy and just how far he is willing to go to finish his mission. He has a lot of surprising moments toward the end of this season and will most likely return as a major problem in the next season. Not much else to say about this guy without giving too much away but so far I’m just glad they didn’t make him as deranged as his comic counterpart (cough, American flag face tattoo, cough).

Eka Darville’s Malcolm is another great character in the show with an interesting story arc. I don’t want to say any more about his role due to possible spoilers. There are plenty of other great characters and performances in this show as well but if I were to talk about all of them this review would be way longer than it already is.

Of all the cast of characters in the show Robin is the only one that I just can’t stand. I know she was made to be this annoying crazy girl who serves a purpose for the growth of Malcolm’s character, but I just find her unbearably annoying most of the time. I have nothing against the actress who plays this character it’s just that the character as written is incredibly weak. When Season Two comes out I hope that Robin is either better written, better incorporated into the story, given less screen time, or just cut out of the show completely.

As much as I enjoy this show and most of the characters, I did find a few faults that could just be attributed to my own personal tastes and/or nitpicks. I felt like most of the sex scenes were just too much. Seeing so many of them in a Marvel project made me feel uncomfortable. While the scenes were not meant to be too graphic, it feels like they bogged down the first couple of episodes. Once these scenes were out-of-the-way in the first three or four episodes, the show really started to pick up after they once again focused on developing the characters and the plot. Speaking of momentum, I also feel like the last three episodes started losing some of it toward the end. Don’t get me wrong, they are good episodes and the conclusion to the season is very fitting, it just feels like they weren’t quite as strong or engaging as the episodes that came before them.


While I personally find Daredevil to be the better show, I still think that Jessica Jones is an amazing, thrilling, dark, witty, fun, intelligent, and engaging addition to not only the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also to Netflix’s lineup of original programming. Like many shows it has its faults but the few bad things that are in it are outweighed by the many good things that make this show what it is. I am really looking forward to seeing how Jessica’s story continues in Jessica Jones Season TwoMarvel’s Luke Cage in a few months, and in The Defenders mini-series.

FINAL SCORE: 9 out of 10

Netflix Reportedly Plotting a Punisher Spin-Off Series

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on January 19, 2016.

It looks like a rumor that popped up a few months ago about Marvel creating Netflix spin-off series for some of their other characters might actually come into fruition soon if this latest report is accurate.

According to TVLine, Jon Bernthal’s take on The Punisher is being so well-received by executives, a spin-off series for the character and star is now in development. The series would spin directly out of his appearances in Daredevil, and be another Marvel TV/Netflix collaboration.

“Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we’re also going to force people to second-guess themselves,” said exec producer Doug Petrie in a recent interview with EW.com. “Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky s–t.”

Should The Punisher move forward at Netflix, it will be the first series that wasn’t a part of the initial Marvel/Netflix plan. The original lineup of series included Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and a Defenders mini-series that will bring all four of those characters together. The first two series, Daredevil and Jessica Jones premiered in 2015 to both critical and fan acclaim, Luke Cage is currently filming, and Iron Fist is still in development.

In a recent interview, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, revealed that the new series is a definite possibility.

“Any character that’s in there is on the table … It’s always possible. All the characters in the universe could also spin out.”

While Sarandos did not actually confirm the Punisher series, it definitely sounds like it is on the table along with any other character who has made an appearance on any of the Netflix/Marvel shows. If this is the case, maybe we could see a full or mini-series further down the line for characters like Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, Rachael Taylor’s Trish Walker/Hellcat, Elodie Yung’s Elektra Natchios, or maybe even characters like Moon Knight if he appears in either Luke Cage or Iron Fist.

While it would be cool to see shows like that eventually, none of this is set in stone and it takes quite a bit of time to make only one thirteen episode season for just one of these shows. If Netflix does intend to make a series for Punisher or any other Marcel character not on their current plate, it might be a few years before we actually see any of them since the streaming service will most likely prioritize working on the current five Marvel shows that are already on their workbench before moving onto something new.

Jon Bernthal will be making his debut in the MCU as The Punisher alongside Elodie Yung as Elektra in Daredevil season two which will be hitting Netflix on March 18, 2015.

Source- TVLine

Daredevil Season Two Release Date Revealed

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on January 7, 2016.

Despite rumors claiming that Marvel’s hit Netflix series Daredevil would launch its second season on the same day as DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the streaming service has finally set the record straight and has given us an official release date along with a new teaser and poster.

According to the teaser trailer, the second season of the show will arrive on March 18 and includes a more in-depth look at the battles Matt Murdock’s titular superhero will have to take on. This season will see the introduction of the Punisher as both the new vigilante in Hell’s Kitchen and the new antagonist that Daredevil will have to square off against. Other popular characters like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage might possibly make a crossover cameo appearance in at least one episode before they all come together to form the Defenders in the near future.


We even have a new synopsis for the season that you can find below:

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.

Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

New images were also released last week via Entertainment Weekly for the new season that included more detailed looks at Elektra (Elodie Yung) and The Punisher (Jon Bernthal). Both characters play important parts in the Daredevil story, and will be making their first appearances in both the show and in the MCU.

Krysten Ritter Nominated For Critics Choice Award For Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on December 14, 2015.

The nominations for the 2016 Critics’ Choice Television Awards are in. While Marvel’s Daredevil was snuffed at the awards, Jessica Jones managed to score Krysten Ritter a nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Check out the full list of nominees below.


Anthony Anderson – Black-ish – ABC

Aziz Ansari – Master of None – Netflix

Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth – Fox

Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

Fred Savage – The Grinder – Fox

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon


Hugh Dancy – Hannibal – NBC

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA

Clive Owen – The Knick – Cinemax

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan – Showtime

Justin Theroux – The Leftovers – HBO

Aden Young – Rectify – Sundance


Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Martin Clunes – Arthur & George – PBS

Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America

Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero – HBO

Vincent Kartheiser – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Patrick Wilson – Fargo – FX


Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW

Aya Cash – You’re the Worst – FXX

Wendi McLendon-Covey – The Goldbergs – ABC

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – The CW

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish – ABC

Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC


Shiri Appleby – UnREAL – Lifetime

Carrie Coon – The Leftovers – HBO

Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder – ABC

Eva Green – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Taraji P. Henson – Empire – Fox

Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones – Netflix


Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Kirsten Dunst – Fargo – FX

Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone – Starz

Alyvia Alyn Lind – Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors – NBC

Rachel McAdams – True Detective – HBO

Shanice Williams – The Wiz Live! – NBC


Black-ish – ABC

Catastrophe – Amazon

Jane the Virgin – The CW

Master of None – Netflix

The Last Man on Earth – Fox

Transparent – Amazon

You’re the Worst – FXX


Empire – Fox

Mr. Robot – USA

Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Rectify – Sundance

The Knick – Cinemax

The Leftovers – HBO

UnREAL – Lifetime


Ellen Burstyn – Mom – CBS

Anjelica Huston – Transparent – Amazon

Cherry Jones – Transparent – Amazon

Jenifer Lewis – Black-ish – ABC

Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder – Fox

John Slattery – Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp – Netflix


Richard Armitage – Hannibal – NBC

Justin Kirk – Manhattan – WGN America

Patti LuPone – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Margo Martindale – The Good Wife – CBS

Marisa Tomei – Empire – Fox

B.D. Wong – Mr. Robot – USA


Childhood’s End – Syfy

Fargo – FX

Luther – BBC America

Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Show Me a Hero – HBO

The Wiz Live! – NBC


Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox

Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin – The CW

Jay Duplass – Transparent – Amazon

Neil Flynn – The Middle – ABC

Keegan-Michael Key – Playing House – USA

Mel Rodriguez – Getting On – HBO


Clayne Crawford – Rectify – Sundance

Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers – HBO

Andre Holland – The Knick – Cinemax

Jonathan Jackson – Nashville – ABC

Rufus Sewell – The Man in the High Castle – Amazon

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA


David Alan Grier – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Ne-Yo – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Nick Offerman – Fargo – FX

Jesse Plemons – Fargo – FX

Raoul Trujillo – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo – FX


Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Kether Donohue – You’re the Worst – FXX

Allison Janney – Mom – CBS

Judith Light – Transparent – Amazon

Niecy Nash – Getting On – HBO

Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC


Ann Dowd – The Leftovers – HBO

Regina King – The Leftovers – HBO

Helen McCrory – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Hayden Panettiere – Nashville – ABC

Maura Tierney – The Affair – Showtime

Constance Zimmer – UnREAL – Lifetime


Mary J. Blige – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Laura Haddock – Luther – BBC America

Cristin Milioti – Fargo – FX

Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Winona Ryder – Show Me a Hero – HBO

Jean Smart – Fargo – FX


Bob’s Burgers – Fox

BoJack Horseman – Netflix

South Park – Comedy Central

Star Wars Rebels – Disney XD

The Simpsons – Fox


Chopped – Food Network

Face Off – Syfy

MasterChef Junior – Fox

Survivor – CBS

The Amazing Race – CBS

The Voice – NBC


Ted Allen – Chopped – Food Network

Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race – CBS

James Lipton – Inside the Actors Studio – Bravo

Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night – NBC

Jeff Probst – Survivor – CBS

Gordon Ramsay – Hell’s Kitchen – Fox


Antiques Roadshow – PBS

Inside The Actors Studio – Bravo

MythBusters – Discovery

Project Greenlight – HBO

Shark Tank – ABC

Undercover Boss – CBS


Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central

The Graham Norton Show – BBC America

The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC


Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – CNN

Cops – Spike

Deadliest Catch – Discovery

Intervention – A&E

Naked and Afraid – Discovery

Pawn Stars – History

Marvel’s Iron Fist Gets a Showrunner

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on December 7, 2015.

After the huge success of Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Marvel has been hard at work on their next Netflix series, Luke Cage. While the cast list for that continues to fill out, we have yet to hear anything about the status of the fourth Defender, Iron Fist. In fact, rumors were starting to suggest that Iron Fist might be off the table for Marvel TV and Netflix since they had no idea what to do with the character. Well it looks like that rumor can finally be put to rest now that we know that a showrunner has been assigned to the project.

According to Comicbook.com and Heroic Hollywood, Scott Buck who has previously served as an executive producer on Dexter and a producer on Six Feet Under, has been named as the showrunner for the fourth and final solo series with Marvel and Netflix before they all meet for the Defenders.

Marvel describes 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.”

Aside from this, little is known about what the plan, timeline, and who will be in the cast for Iron Fist so far. Unlike the others, this character is by far the most “superhero” and the least “street-level” out of the four Defenders. While Daredevil hinted at some minor mystical elements which will come into play later, Iron Fist’s whole story is filled with mystical elements that include an ancient hidden city, super powered energy fists, and a fight with a dragon. All of this could be too much to take in for an audience at once and might be too much for the creators to handle in a thirteen episode series. Although with Doctor Strange a year away, maybe viewers will be more open to the idea and this premise of a mystical character like Iron Fist.

While it could be some time before we learn whats next for Marvel’s Iron Fist, fans can look forward to Daredevil season two which will be out some time in Spring 2016 and Luke Cage season one following later that year. Jessica Jones launched a few weeks ago to critical acclaim and will most likely be followed up with a second season.

Source- Comicbook.com and Heroic Hollywood