Moving on to the second cast interviews from The Defenders red carpet premiere. This time, we’re looking at everyone’s favorite series, Marvel’s Iron Fist. We get both Finn Jones who plays Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, and Jessica Henwick, who plays Colleen Wing.
Henwick praises Marvel for being an earlier leader in strong female character and portraying Asian characters in the comics. She also talks about the journey Colleen goes through in the Defenders, with her pushing Danny to find other people to fight the Hand with him. But once he does, she starts feeling left out as Danny goes off with the Defenders and keeps things from her. I’m only halfway through, but this might be a driving force for her to become friends with one Misty Knight (Simone Missick).
Jones is asked about the chemistry with the other actors, who seems to genuinely like each other when you watch them interact in interviews. He talks about how the show was almost group therapy for the leads, as each of them knows the pressure of trying to make their individual series work. He was also asked about the character he was looking forward to fans seeing, and while there were some who weren’t mentioned yet, he did talk about Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver). Both he and Henwick sang the praises of Madam Gao (Wai Ching Ho), who is 75 years old and plain badass.
One note on Iron Fist: I know the series wasn’t well received, but not everyone hated it the way some do. I grew up a fan of the character and am enjoying seeing him in live action, and I find his journey of growth to be interesting. I was pleased when a second season was announced.