NYCC 2016: ‘Iron Fist’ Teaser Trailer; Sigourney Weaver Joins ‘The Defenders’

The first teaser for Iron Fist has dropped and it looks fantastic. The teaser was revealed during the Marvel panel today at New York Comic Con.

The Netflix corner of the MCU just keeps getting better and better. The first teaser for Iron Fist starring Finn Jones has dropped and it looks fantastic. The teaser was revealed during the Marvel panel today at New York Comic Con. Check it out below and keep your eyes peeled for a familiar face.

Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand 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.

Marvel’s Iron Fist debuts on Netflix March 17, 2017.

But it doesn’t stop there. Marvel’s The Defenders starts shooting next month and during the panel today it was announced that Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver will be joining the cast as the villain.

The Defenders will unite on Netflix sometime in 2017.

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‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ Casting Details Plus Set Photo

Marvel announced today three roles that have been casted in its Netflix Original Series ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’.

Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) is set to play Billy Russo, Frank Castle’s best buddy from in his time in the special forces. He is currently at the head of a successful military organization known as “Anvil.”

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Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls) has been cast as Micro, a former NSA analyst who possesses valuable intel to not only Frank Castle, but also others around him.

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Amber Rose Revah (Indian Summers) will play Dinah Madani, a Homeland Security agent vexed by The Punisher.

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In a brief statement, the series showrunner and Executive Producer Steve Lightfoot spoke about the new talent joining the cast.

I’m really excited about the cast we’re assembling alongside Bernthal as Frank Castle. I look forward to watching Ben, Ebon and Amber embody these characters and breathe vivid life into the story we are crafting for this season of ‘Marvel’s The Punisher.’

Executive Producer and Marvels Head of Television Jeph Loeb added: 

We couldn’t be more thrilled about the remarkable talent joining Jon Bernthal in ‘Marvel’s The Punisher.’ Ebon, Ben and Amber are incredibly talented actors and we can’t wait to see them bring these characters to life.

Deborah Ann Woll was also spotted on set filming a scene with The Punisher himself.

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Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will write the series’ first two episodes and serve as series showrunner and Executive Producer. Jim Chory (Marvel’s DaredevilMarvel’s Jessica JonesMarvel’s Luke Cage) will also serve as Executive Producer along with Jeph Loeb  (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage), Marvel’s Head of Television.

Although we don’t have a release date, Marvel confirmed the series will indeed debut on Netflix sometime in 2017.

‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

SOURCE: MARVEL

‘Iron Fist’ Announcement Teaser

On the heels of Luke Cage comes a new teaser for Iron Fist.

Finn Jones as Danny Rand is going to be an excellent addition to the already fantastic Netflix corner of the MCU. The series will introduce the billionaire kung fu master into the mix of the street level heroes in New York City.

In the comics, after years spent in the mythical city of K’un-Lun, Danny Rand— the son of Wendell Rand, co-founder of Rand-Meachum Inc.— returns home vowing revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of his business partner, Harold Meachum. Meachum saw an opportunity to take over control of Rand-Meachum and he seized it when he cut Wendell’s safety rope as the two were crossing a crevasse in the Himalayas on their way to K’un-Lun.

It’s also possible we will get to learn more about The Hand as the series will likely include The Chaste.

The Chaste is an ancient organization created to fight The Hand and stop them from deploying Black Sky. Their warriors have extraordinary mental and physical abilities and their names derive from powers or weapons they have mastered. Maybe we won’t have to wait until season three of Daredevil to see Elektra (Elodie Yung) again as she was resurrected as Black Sky at the end of Daredevil season two.

Iron Fist Premieres March 17th 2017 on Netflix.

Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

SOURCE: MARVEL