We’ll place this one in the rumour pile for now but if certain reports are to be believed, it looks like Marvel has found their elusive Iron Fist. Courtesy of the guys at That Hashtag Show, Finn Jones may be the latest Marvel/Netflix hero. Read on for details!
UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly has confirmed the casting.The original story is below.
A couple of months back Luke Cage actor Mike Colter told fans that an actor had already been cast for the role of Danny Rand (Iron Fist). Without any further elaboration, everyone took it in stride and nothing ever came of the announcement. Now, reports are adding some context to Colter’s words. If the rumours are true, Finn Jones of Loras Tyrell fame has been cast as Iron Fist.
With relatively little experience outside of Game of Thrones Jones may seem like an odd choice. However, it fits with Marvel’s reputation for hiring relative unknowns as there heroes and relying on a big name actor to play opposite them as the villain. Finn Jones is the correct age and has the look, as long as he has a knack for action (which his stint on Game of Thrones would suggest) he should make for a fine Iron Fist.
For a little more context, here is the original report:
That Hashtag Show has had a decent track record when it comes to Marvel scoops so there may be credence to their words, but again, take this with a grain of salt. Do you think Finn Jones would make for a good Iron Fist? Have a better actor in mind? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to check back in to OTL News for all the latest!
Iron Fist is scheduled to hit Netflix sometime in 2017.