Marvel’s made it official: Game of Thrones‘ Finn Jones will play the lead in Marvel’s Iron Fist series. The Netflix series is part of a deal with Marvel to showcase characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist in their own shows. Finn Jones will be tackling the character of Danny Rand/Iron Fist in the 13 episode season one.
The character description, courtesy of Marvel: “Jones will play Daniel Rand, who 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.”
“Danny Rand is a very complicated character. He’s a billionaire New York Buddhist monk martial arts superhero who’s still trying to figure out what exactly that all means,” said executive producer and showrunner, Scott Buck. “Finn is able to play all these levels in such an honest, revelatory way that as soon as I saw him I knew he was our Danny.”
“Finn wonderfully blends confidence with vulnerability, making him the perfect choice as he struggles to find his place in the world,” added executive producer/Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb. “Now that we’ve found our Danny Rand, we’ve completed our principal cast for the upcoming Defenders on Netflix and we are thrilled to continue to show audiences unexplored corners of the Marvel Universe.”
Jones’ resume includes playing Ser Loras Tyrell in HBO’s critically acclaimed series Game of Thrones, as well as roles in Hollyoaks, Hollyoaks Later, Life in Squares, Sleeping Beauty, Doctors, and Wrong Turn 5.