Fans of Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, have faced a mountain of disappointment lately. Not only was the Iron Fist series on Netflix critically panned, the dragon who gave Danny his powers, Shou-Lao, was reduced to a pair of glowing red eyes in the show but also, we were never treated to see Danny don his open-breasted green jumpsuit or even his trademark yellow mask.
The costume letdown continued as it was hinted that Danny may not even suit up in the anticipated Defenders series by cast mate Charlie Cox, Daredevil himself. However, Iron Fist actor Finn Jones is ever hopeful and wants to put fans at ease that we may see him in his kung-fu attire sometime soon.
In a Defenders panel featuring both Jones and his co-star Mike Colter, Luke Cage, Jones assured fans that if a season 2 of Iron Fist is coming, the plan to get him in costume is being worked out.
“I hope so. I really hope so. I think moving forward to Season 2, we’ll see something like that … Personally, I really hope we get the wispy kind of ripples that come out at the back of the mask. I think that’s a super cool effect. I think it’d be really annoying, actually, the logistics of it but I think it would look really cool.”
While season 2 has yet to be confirmed, Netflix has been more than forth-coming with keeping the MCU TV universe rolling. Both The Punisher and Defenders have wrapped shooting, Jessica Jones is currently filming while Luke Cage is in development for both of their second seasons, and Daredevil is in pre-production for it’s third. Though Iron Fist’s reaction was lukewarm, it’s almost a given we’ll see Danny Rand throw glowing punches again soon.
Marvel’s Defenders premieres August 18th.