Netflix has announced today that David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King) has joined the growing cast of Marvel’s Iron Fist as Harold Meachum. While that name may not be instantly familiar, he’s an important part of the Danny Rand’s comic book canon.

According to the official description released by the online streaming service, he’s a ruthless corporate leader who was partners with Danny Rand’s parents at the time of their deaths. What role he plays in Danny’s past and future will be revealed over the course of the series.

“I’m very excited to have David as our Harold Meachum. David is capable of displaying raw, visceral strength as well as extremely keen intelligence,” said Executive Producer and Iron Fist Showrunner, Scott Buck in a statement released about the casting earlier today. “This will add up to a character of complex depth who will keep us off balance all season.”

“David brings both a vulnerability and a danger to his many diverse roles,” adds Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “This key quality creates a gravitas our series requires as Danny unravels the secrets behind Rand Enterprises.” Sounds like a conspiracy!

The 300 star joins the previously announced Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick, who will play Danny Rand/Iron Fist and Colleen Wing, respectively. In the show, Iron Fist returns to New York after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

Interestingly, this casting news was accompanied by the following intriguing teaser image.

Iron Fist Teaser