No News Is Good News For Iron Fist, Says Marvel TV Boss


An Iron Fist series on Netflix is still definitely happening, assures Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb, dismissing rumours that a lack of news on the show indicated that the project had been shelved in favour of a Punisher series.

The Punisher is set to appear in Daredevil season two and internet rumours suggested that Marvel and Netflix were so impressed with Jon Bernthal  in the role that he was being fast-tracked for his own series while Marvel’s martial arts hero Iron Fist had been relegated to a one-off TV movie. Not so, says Loeb. The only reason there’s been no news on the Iron Fist front, he says, is purely because the marketing people want to concentrate one project at a time; and at the moment that project is Jessica Jones.

“One of the things we wanted to be able to do was make sure [we concentrated on] Jessica – which was a property that a lot of people did not know,” Loeb tells Comic Book Resources. “And really, hats off to the people at Netflix who came up with the ad campaign, which is a sign that the world learned her name.

“Every time you start any property, whether it’s in comics or in movies or in television or in animation, everyone’s always looking for, ‘Tell us a little something about the next one, so we can get the jump on that story.’ There was a lot of speculation about what was going on with Iron Fist, because [fans] hadn’t heard anything about it, but there’s never been any change at all. We knew exactly what we were doing at Marvel and at Netflix. Let’s get Jess out there, everybody knows that Luke Cage is up and going. What I can say right now is, we’re very excited about Iron Fist, and the short answer is, yes there’ll be news.”

Both Iron Fist and the Punisher are expected to appear in The Defenders, the big crossover series that all these Marvel/Netflix series are building to.


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