The ‘Iron Fist’ NYCC panel was absolutely epic. The cast and crew were on deck on to reveal never-before-seen scenes from the show and more. Plus, ALL of the Defenders made a surprise appearance on stage! Here is a rundown of the most important things we learned at the panel!
*The first scene that aired featured Danny’s return to New York City. He’s ragged and disheveled walking amongst the businesspeople of the Big Apple. He walks into Rand Enterprises and wants to see Harold Meachum. He gets kicked out, and he’s not going to no for an answer. He OWNS the security guards before heading upstairs.
*Finn Jones, 28, said he had martial arts and weight training five days a week for 2 months to prepare for the role of Danny Rand.
*Jessica Stroup, 29, and Tom Pelphrey, 34, who play Joy and Ward Meachum, knew each other way before working together on Iron Fist. “I could make fun of him, but he’s an incredibly talented actor,” Jessica said. “I’m proud to be his sister.”
*Joy and Ward Meachum may seem like they’re nice people, but they’re a little shady. In another scene shown at the panel, Danny flips out on the siblings at a restaurant table because he feels he’s being denied what’s rightfully his at Rand Enterprises. “Do you hate me that much?” Danny asks in the scene. And Ward responds, “Yes!” Joy sticks the knife in by saying, “We don’t want you here.” Well, Danny’s got the appropriate response to that: “I have Hogarth now.”
*Jessica Henwick, 24, thought from the start that Colleen Wing was such a “dope character.” She wanted to do the role justice and admitted a lot of that “involved getting into the physicality into the role.” The first scene featuring Colleen aired and she kicks ass. She smashes her opponents with ease. You’re going to love her.
*Jon Bernthal, 40, made a surprise appearance at the end of the panel. Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb revealed that production has started on season 1 of The Punisher. Jon also revealed that Deborah Ann Woll, 31, a.k.a. Karen Page, would be joining the cast.
*The very end of the panel featured ALL four of the actors who play the Defenders — Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones — on stage together. Sigourney Weaver, 67, was then announced as the villain of The Defenders.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see Iron Fist? Let us know!