Good day to you ladies and gents, time for some quick TV news and while it is small, it means a lot in the grand scheme of things. It seems like there is more movement in the Netflix side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it relates to one of the key characters, Iron Fist!
The following info comes come ComicBookMovie:
Marvel has officially confirmed that Scott Buck (Dexter, Six Feet Under) will indeed serve as showrunner and executive producer on the upcoming Iron Fist series on Netflix. “Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb in the press release. “We always look for the most creative minds in the field to help us bring our heroes to life, and with Scott we’ve found someone that can deliver yet another great series in the ongoing story of The Defenders.”
Buck seems very excited to tackle this character’s live-action debut: “I’ve always been drawn to writing complex, intriguing characters, and that’s what most excites me about the opportunity to bring Danny Rand and “Iron Fist” to life with Marvel on Netflix.”
They’ve also given us an official synopsis for the show.
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. “Marvel’s Iron Fist” is the fourth series as part of an overall deal between Marvel Television and Netflix, which has already released the critically-acclaimed first seasons of “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” with “Marvel’s Luke Cage” premiering in 2016. All four heroes will then unite in the mini-series event “Marvel’s The Defenders.”
So after all the rumours of Iron Fist being dismissed from the upcoming line of Marvel Netflix shows, we have the first piece of official news that confirms that not only is the show still coming, but it has someone overseeing it on in the form of Scott Buck. I’ve not really seen anything that he’s been involved with, Rome, Six Feet Under and Dexter are shows I’ve heard good to great things about, but haven’t found the time to watch yet. But clearly the man has talent, the people in Marvel’s TV department seem to like him and he has the right kind of attitude and approach to this character which I like. So far Marvel have done well picking the right kind of showrunners for their Netflix shows whether it be Steven S. DeKnight on Daredevil or Melissa Rosenberg with the recent Jessica Jones, and I’m pretty sure things will fall into place with Luke Cage and this show’s showrunners too.
As for the synopsis, I like it. It sounds in line with what I know about the character and it’ll be cool to see how he’ll be incorporated into this more grounded/realistic world that Marvel have crafted in the Netflix world. But it does sound like martial arts and possibly the mystical elements of Danny Rand will be intact and for this show to work it’ll definitely have to take that on to be faithful to the source material and keep fans happy, but I guess we’ll see what happens after this show goes into production.
So what do you think of this news? Are you excited to see movement on Iron Fist or are you not interested? Leave your comments below and I’ll see ya on the next blog post, laters! 😀