Marvel Entertainment and Netflix have rounded out The Defenders by casting Iron Fist: Finn Jones (Ser Loras Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones) has signed on to play Danny Rand. A martial arts master able to tap into the mystical force of the Iron Fist, Danny can focus his chi as a superpower. While no release date has been set for Iron Fist’s series, he’ll eventually team up with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and the Punisher in the Defenders series.
Scott Buck (Six Feet Under, Dexter) has been tapped as showrunner for the series; he’ll be helped by Scott Reynolds, writer/producer for Jessica Jones. Marvel and Netflix released a synopsis a few months ago:
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.
Entertainment Weekly broke the news, though neither Marvel nor Netflix has confirmed the casting.