Finn has said he wants to return as Danny Rand THE IRON FIST and bring in him into the MCU with HEROES FOR HIRE with Mike Colter. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I for one would loeve to see that happen. I loved Finn and Mike as Danny and Luke, and I think it’s only right both of them get to do it.
Iron Fist’s Finn Jones Wants To Join The MCU
Finn Jones, who played Danny Rand in Netflix’s Iron Fist and The Defenders, would love to reprise the role in a Heroes For Hire MCU show.
Finn Jones, who played the titular character in Netflix’s Marvel series Iron Fist, expresses his desire to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jones assumed the role of Danny Rand, a martial arts expert who has the power to channel his chi into his fist, making it extremely powerful. The Netflix series premiered in 2017 and saw Danny, a monk and billionaire thought to have been dead for over a decade, become the Iron Fist. Also starring Jessica Henwick and Tom Pelphrey among other characters, Iron Fist ran for two seasons until its cancelation.
Iron Fist was also featured in Netflix’s The Defenders in a team-up alongside other Marvel Netflix characters Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Daredevil (Charlie Cox). Referencing events from the MCU’s film franchise, the Netflix shows long existed in a precarious place in Marvel’s canon, technically existing within the universe but never mentioned or impacting the MCU. With the reboot Daredevil: Born Again in the works, Marvel has seemingly confirmed the characters from those shows could turn up in new projects. Since his first Marvel Comics appearance in Marvel Premiere #15, Iron Fist has been connected to groups such as the Thunderbolts, New Avengers, and Heroes For Hire. Given the MCU’s confirmation of Thunderbolts and the potential for new teams, the return of Danny Rand is possible.
While speaking with ComicBook.com, Jones reveals that he is interested in going the route of Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio (who plays Kingpin in Daredevil, Hawkeye, and Daredevil: Born Again) and reprising his role as Danny in the MCU. He even has some ideas for how he could return. Check out what the actor says below:
“I would love to continue playing that character. I think there’s a lot of room for growth. Personally, where I would like to see the reintroduction of the character would be something like a Heroes for Hire TV series. I think that would be the most dynamic and fun way to reintroduce those characters. I loved working with Mike and I loved the on-screen chemistry between Danny and Luke. I think it’s a really interesting creative place that show can be taken in. I’d love to pick up that mantle again and keep moving this character forward and make the best possible Iron Fist there could be.”
Iron Fist Works Better As A Team Up
Jones’ comments display his awareness of the Iron Fist series’ failings. Though season 2 did much better than season 1 in terms of critical ratings, the series remains one of Marvel’s lowest reviewed shows. By contrast, The Defenders sported a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes – much higher than either season of Iron Fist – showing that audiences’ issue was possibly with the series and not necessarily the character. Since Iron Fist appears more often alongside other characters, mainly Luke Cage, in the comics rather than solo, it’s clear that Iron Fist works best when he can play off others. Iron Fist has great arcs to bring to the screen despite the performance of the Netflix series, and a Heroes For Hire MCU show could bring them to life in a light and amusing way without giving Iron Fist the pressure of sustaining his own franchise.
With She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and the Human Torch making appearances in some iterations of the comics’ Heroes For Hire, the MCU is closer than fans may think to making Jones’ ideas a reality. Without a doubt, Iron Fist and Luke Cage are the most crucial members of the superhero business, often positioned as the group’s leaders. Marvel is already branching out in terms of character introductions, team-ups, and even genre due to the flexibility allotted by the Disney+ live-action shows. Plus, there is the franchise’s move into multiversal storytelling, which opens the door for Iron Fist’s potential return.
SOURCE: SCREEN RANT