Iron Fist Teases Season Two at Comic Con
By Pauline Perenack
Iron Fist made a return to Comic Con in San Diego this year, and seemed determined to show that it has stepped up its game for season two.
As such, Executive Producer Jeph Loeb moderated the panel with his usual flair, on this occasion bursting onstage in martial arts gear to rev up the crowd. He also came armed with multiple clips, making the one hour panel fly by, and made sure everyone in the audience was ready and excited for the premiere of season two, which he made sure the crowd knew, by chanting “September 7 on Netflix” several times.
He also talked about some changes coming in the new season, including a new showrunner and fight choreographer, as well as a very intriguing new addition to the cast. As such, here are some insights picked up during the panel:
- There was a desire to up the fight choreography game, and so Clayton Barber was brought in.
- The first clip shown was of Iron Fist stopping an armored truck, and fighting with the guys inside, clearly showing the renewed focus on the fight scenes.
- Finn Jones did all of his own stunts this season. There is no cutting away to a stunt man during the fights.
- Colleen is going through a kind of recalibration. She’s lost everything up to now, so essentially, you don’t want to make her mad.
- Colleen also gets in on some serious fighting action, and definitely shows off her skills, which were highlighted in a couple of clips.
- Alice Eve was introduced as the newest member of the cast, and she said she was very excited to play a very violent character, and one who had multiple personalities.
- Clayton told Alice that she would “have to change her relationship with pain” which shows how intense the fight scenes became for Alice’s character.
- And who is Alice’s character? None other than Typhoid Mary.
- The yellow masks make an appearance.
- Davos (Sacha Dhawan) undergoes his own transformation this season, and unleashes his own “iron fist.”
Overall, the new season of Iron Fist looks to be much better than the previous season, and people streaming out of Ballroom 20 all seemed to have the same opinion. It looks as though Iron Fist might soon be getting the same level of cheers in the room that Daredevil currently does.
As a reminder, Iron Fist season two premieres on Netflix September 7.