Having announced last week that David Wenham has been cast as the villainous Howard Meachum in Iron Fist, Marvel has now revealed the names of the two actors who’ll be playing his children in the Netflix show.
Jessica Stroup (The Following) and Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) will play Joy and Ward Meachum, both of whom work for Rand Enterprise, the company Danny Rand (Iron Fist) was due to inherit before he vanished. Marvel’s official character description for pair tells us: “The children of Harold Meachum (David Wenham), Joy and Ward have spent their lives building Rand Enterprises to its current standing in the world, only to have all their work put in jeopardy when Danny returns to claim his birthright.”
Both Joy and Ward are characters from Marvel’s Iron Man comics. Marvel has also released the teaser image below on social media with the message, “They thought Danny was gone forever.”
“With the terrific addition of the very talented Jessica and Tom, we’ve now brought the entire Meachum family together,” says executive producer/head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “While Marvel couldn’t be happier, Danny’s mission just got a lot more complicated.”
“I’m very happy to have Jessica and Tom as our Joy and Ward Meachum,” adds executive producer and showrunner Scott Buck. “Much like Danny Rand’s past is a mystery to us, we’ll discover along the way that the Meachum children have intriguing secrets of their own.”