The Defenders are assembling as Netflix announces Iron Fist is coming March 2017

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Netflix has another superhero to introduce to its ever-growing audience. His appearance, however, will have to wait until early next year.

While viewers are still binge watching in the third Marvel on Netflix series Luke Cage, the streaming service announced that a fourth superhero series will be debuting on March 17, 2017.

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Iron Fist, which will star Game of Thrones’ Loras Tyrell actor Finn Jones in the title role, follows Danny Rand, an orphaned son of dead billionaires who acquires mystical powers in Asia and becomes lethal in martial arts. Eventually, he returns to New York and dedicated himself to fighting crime in the name of justice in the inner city of major metropolis.

Netflix also released a teaser trailer and a first-look image at the show announcing its arrival.

Video Courtesy: Netflix US&Canada/ YouTube

Marvel’s Iron Fist also star Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones) as Colleen Wing, Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) as Ward Meachum, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, 300) as Harold Meachum and Jessica Stroup (The Following) as Joy Meachum. In addition, Carrie-Anne Moss will guest star to reprise her role as lawyer Jeri Hogarth (from Jessica Jones and Daredevil).

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The upcoming show has already been plagued by controversy due to the casting of Jones as Rand. Although the comic origins of the character are traditionally white, the plot borrows heavily from Asian culture. Fans had hoped that Netflix and Marvel might take the opportunity to reset the character.

The upcoming Iron Fist is the fourth of four Marvel live-action adaptation series for television, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage which all are now streaming on Netflix. These four superheroes will assemble for an upcoming special, Marvel’s The Defenders which is expected to air right after the Iron Fist series.

Iron Fist is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and shares continuity with the films of the franchise. The fourth series installment, which will eventually lead The Defenders, will have 13 episodes of martial-arts action.

Marvel’s Iron Fist is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and will be released, as mentioned, on March 17, 2017, exclusively on Netflix.

Photo Courtesy: @MarvelsIronFist/Twitter

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