Iron Fist Has Already Been Cast Says Mike Colter


At the TCA press event for Netflix, an interview with the cast of Jessica Jones at Collider may have revealed something huge. If we take Mike Colter at his word, then a major piece of casting has already been done: the lead in Iron Fist.

"The actor has been cast," Colter said of the role of Danny Rand, "but he's in a basement somewhere," he joked. "When the time is right, they'll let him up and tell him where he is. I am [excited]."

In the pages of Marvel Comics, Iron Fist and Luke Cage are often paired up together, classically running a superhero business called "Heroes for Hire." Colter doesn't know for sure whether he'll be in Iron Fist, the fourth of the Marvel/Netflix collaboration series, but he sounds willing.

"I'll get a nice little break, after doing Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Whether I'm in [Iron Fist], I don't know, but there's The Defenders," the actor said.


The Defenders is the planned mini-series that will bring together the four solo series, the three named above and Daredevil. Season 2 of that series will launch on Netflix on March 18, 2016. Jessica Jones has already received a season 2 offer as well, and Luke Cage will debut later this year.