Marvel's First Iron Fist Teaser Confirms Finn Jones as Danny Rand

(Photo: Marvel Entertainment)

Marvel Entertainment released a teaser Thursday morning asking a simple question: Who is Danny Rand?

They also answered that question, tagging the image on twitter with actor Finn Jones. Yes, that's official confirmation from Marvel that Finn Jones will star in Iron Fist, the final of the original Netflix and Marvel TV series to launch ahead of The Defenders mini-series that brings them all together.

(Photo: Marvel Entertainment)

The tweet also included a link that wasn't working at first (update: now it is), that said "Finn Jones to Star in the Netflix Original Series Marvel's Iron Fist" in case you needed more confirmation.

In the body of it, they said, "Some secrets can't be buried." The image has a memo for a Joy Meachum, a character who in the comics has been both enemy and ally to Iron Fist. 

"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," said Executive Producer and showrunner, Scott Buck in the announcement. "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."

"Finn wonderfully blends confidence with vulnerability, making him the perfect choice as he struggles to find his place in the world," added Executive Producer/Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb. "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."

Iron Fist is in development now for a release on Netflix. No release date has been revealed.

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  1. It's interesting that this teaser focuses on the mystery of who Danny Rand is and is directed at Joy Meachum. Previous shows have focused on issues like gentrification, rape, gun control, and racism. This teaser may suggest that the issue in focus will be corporate cover ups, secrets, and conspiracy, with the Meachum family at the centre of it.

  2. So Joy Meachum got confirmed too! I wonder if Harold is gonna be handicapped like in the comics or if he'll do Kung Fu too!

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