The panel started by promoting the upcoming Defenders series, showing a montage of footage from Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. The footage replayed some of the biggest moments from each show, with plenty of hard-hitting action and super-quotable dialogue. It was an impressive super-cut that got the crowd hyped for IRON FIST!!!
With that out of the way, a new teaser for Iron Fist was shown. It featured new threats (someone holding a hatchet), blood dripping from a fence, a bunch of menacing-looking ninjas, and the rear-shot reveal of none other than Danny Rand/Iron Fist. We then loop back to the first teaser, with Rand punching out his hospital wall. Fade to black and the audience roared with excitement!
Marvel Television's Executive Vice President Jeff Loeb explained Danny Rand's origin before presenting an actual clip from the series. In it, we see Rand (as an adult) returning to America, walking through the streets of New York. He looks at the skyscrapers with childlike wonder. He sees his family company on Vanderbilt Avenue and tells a nearby food vendor, "That's my building!" The food vendor is understandably skeptical. Rand enters the building asking for Harold Meachum, but the front desk clerk is also skeptical. She shooed Danny to the side, where he watches a video intro about Rand Enterprises featuring Harold and his son Ward. Security then arrives to escort Danny (who does look like a street vagrant) out of the building. Danny then displays some calm - even considerate - martial arts prowess, dancing around the guards, lightly disarming them, and spinning his way into the elevator to go up and see Harodl Meachum. His fighting style and mannerisms are cool and compassionate, using non-aggressive fighting styles like Jujitsu.
In Marvel's Iron Fist, Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting his world around him with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
The cast also features Finn Jones ("Game of Thrones") as Daniel Rand/Iron Fist, Jessica Henwick ("Game of Thrones," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup ("The Following") as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey ("Banshee") as Ward Meachum, as well as a guest appearance from Carrie-Anne Moss ("The Matrix") reprising her Jessica Jones role as lawyer Jeri Hogarth
Uncover the secrets of the mystical K'un-Lun when Season 1 of Marvel's Iron Fist premieres with 13 one-hour episodes on March 17, 2017 at 12:01 am PT globally on Netflix.