Despite the critical panning of last year’s inaugural season, Netflix has opted to proceed with plans to renew Marvel’s Iron Fist for a second season. Yesterday, during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, fans were treated to a teaser trailer (see above) and additional clips (so far not available to share) along with an announcement for the series’ official return date: Friday, Sept. 7.
At Marvel-Netflix’s sole San Diego Comic-Con panel this year, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb announced the street-level superhero’s second season return date and introduced fans inside Ballroom 20 to the series’ new showrunner, M. Raven Metzner (Sleepy Hollow), as well as a bevy of reveals about what’s to come. Notably, new cast member Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) joins as Typhoid Mary, an iconic Marvel supervillain who Eve explains is not only “very very violent, but the reason I took the role is because I got to play someone with multiple personalities.”
Fans were also treated to clips featuring Iron Fist’s yellow mask (or rather, two masks, as Danny bloodily fights Sacha Dhawan’s Davos in a flashback scene that drew the loudest cheers), Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) and Misty Knight (Simone Missick) — a.k.a. The Daughters of the Dragon — teaming up together again after partnering up briefly in The Defenders and Luke Cage season 2, and Davos in the present sporting a glowing fist (!) of his own. All six clips rolled during the panel highlighted the series’ action, and Loeb made sure to point out the new season’s emphasis on more dramatic fight scenes. Stunt coordinator and panelist Clayton Barber (Black Panther) said he wanted to guide some “punk rock” into the drama’s martial arts sequences. “He was meticulous in making sure that all of the fights you see this season are all of us,” Jones added, gesturing to the cast. “They’re all us.” – via EW