Best known for playing Ser Loras Tyrell in Game of Thrones, it has been revealed today that Finn Jones will star as Iron Fist in the upcoming TV series from Marvel and Netflix.
The character will join Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) as part of The Defenders after starring in his own show a year or two from now.
Otherwise known as Danny Rand, the supernaturally enhanced hero wields a mystical force known as the Iron Fist, which allows him to laser-focus his chi and, for example, briefly render his fist superhumanly powerful. The character is described as handsome and sophisticated, independent and a loner, and more details will hopefully be revealed soon.
We found out last year that Scott Buck (Dexter, Six Feet Under) will serve as the showrunner and executive producer, so this one will hopefully move into production by the summer.
The official synopsis for the show reads: “Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand 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.”