David Wenham has joined the cast of Marvel’s Iron Fist as Harold Meachum, Marvel Television announced on Monday.
Meachum is a ruthless corporate leader who was once the partner of Danny Rand’s father. In the Marvel Comics universe, Meachum’s betrayal of the Rands is partly responsible for Danny coming to live and train in the mystic city of K’un-L’un. Meachum’s role in Danny’s life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be revealed over the course of Iron Fist’s first season.
As with previous casting, this announcement was accompanied by a teaser image released on Marvel.com. The image shows a New York Bulletin newspaper cover reporting that Meachum is ill.
Wenham is likely best known to sci-fi and fantasy fans for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and 300, and also co-starred in the BBC mystery drama Top of the Lake. He’ll next appear in the drama Lion, opposite Nicole Kidman, and in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
In Marvel’s Iron Fist, Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years. He 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.
Iron Fist is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2017.
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