Production got under way in New York City today on the Marvel/Netflix series Iron Fist, which doesn't have a release date set at this time. It didn't take long for the first set photos to surface, courtesy of the Tumblr page Delevingned, which offers our first look at Finn Jones on the set as Danny Rand. Unfortunately, we don't get to see the actor in his full Iron Fist costume, but hopefully we'll get to see that very soon.
Marvel also confirmed two new Iron Fist cast members, Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey, who are playing Joy and Ward Meachum, childhood acquaintances of Danny Rand's who now play an important role in Rand Enterprises. The children of Harold Meachum (David Wenham), Joy and Ward have spent their lives building Rand Enterprises to its current standing in the world, only to have all their work put in jeopardy when Danny returns to claim his birthright. Here's what Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, had to say about the casting.
"With the terrific addition of the very talented Jessica and Tom, we've now brought the entire Meachum family together. While Marvel couldn't be happier, Danny's mission just got a lot more complicated."
Stroup and Pelphrey complete the cast of series regulars for Marvel's latest Netflix series, which includes Finn Jones as Danny Rand, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, and David Wenham as Harold Meachum. In Iron Fist, Daniel Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years. He 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. Here's what Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott Buck had to say in his statement.
"I'm very happy to have Jessica and Tom as our Joy and Ward Meachum. Much like Danny Rand's past is a mystery to us, we'll discover along the way that the Meachum children have intriguing secrets of their own."
Marvel's Iron Fist is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. We'll be sure to keep you posted with more updates on Iron Fist as production continues in New York City, along with news about when this TV series will debut on the streaming service. Until then, take a look at the first set photos below featuring Iron Fist star Finn Jones as Danny Rand.