‘Iron Fist’: Marvel Confirms ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Finn Jones Will Star

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Iron Fist has officially been cast.

Word first broke that Finn Jones had been cast as the lead in Iron Fist last month, and Marvel has now made it official.

Jones, arguably best known for playing Loras Tyrell in HBO’s Game of Thrones, will star as Daniel Rand, aka Iron Fist, in the upcoming Marvel-Netflix series.

The series will see Rand returning home to New York City after being missing for years. Rand employs his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist in order take down the criminals corrupting his city.

“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,” Executive Producer and showrunner Scott Buck said in a statement.

“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.”

Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Head of Marvel TV, added:

“Finn wonderfully blends confidence with vulnerability, making him the perfect choice as he struggles to find his place in the world. 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.”

The Marvel-Netflix team-up is going strongly. The first seasons of both Daredevil and Jessica Jones were met with widespread acclaim, and the buzz for Daredevil’s next chapter is deafening.

Daredevil season 2 hits Netflix on March 18, Luke Cage arrives on September 30, and Iron Fist is expected to arrive sometime in November. Jessica Jones has also been given the go-ahead for season 2.

Jones took to Instagram with words of gratitude:

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