In less than a year, Marvel Studios has brought back Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, Patrick Stewart’s Professor X, Anson Mount’s Black Bolt and now Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
The question, of course, is who is next?
Although the MCU has brought a number of Marvel characters from the Netflix and Fox-Verse back to life, there are several whose fates are still unknown.
Among them is Finn Jones’ Iron Fist, whose own Netflix series has never received much love from fans or critics.
But despite Iron Fistis poorly received, Jones does not want to part with the role. If anything, he would love the chance to play Danny Rand in the MCU and potentially as part of a superhero team from the comics.
Iron Fist’s Finn Jones wants to join the MCU
In an interview with ComicBook.com’s Adam Barnhardtconfessed to Finn Jones that he “would love to continue playing” Iron Fist within the MCU and even has a few thoughts on how it could happen:
“I would love to continue playing that character. I think there’s a lot of room for growth. Personally, where I’d like to see the reintroduction of the character would be something like a Heroes for Hire TV series.”
In the comics, Heroes for Hire was a superhero version of a private security and investigative company originally led by Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
Over the years, Heroes for Hire included characters such as Moon Knight, Human Torch and Hercules.
Not only did Jones say that Heroes For Hire would be one “fun way to reintroduce” his character of Danny Rand and Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, but he personally wants to make “the best possible Iron Fist there could be:”
“I think it would be the most dynamic and fun way to reintroduce those characters. I loved working with Mike, and I loved the on-screen chemistry between Danny and Luke. I think it’s a really interesting place creatively, where the show can take in. I would love to pick up that mantle again and continue to move this character forward and make the best possible Iron Fist that could be.”
Could Heroes for Hire be a Disney+ series?
Given what Marvel Studios has already done in reviving past characters and bringing them into the MCU, it certainly seems like anything is possible.
The fact that Finn Jones is not just open to the possibility, but wants to return is certainly exciting and could already be in the works.
But what’s just as exciting is his pitch for Heroes for Hire.
The MCU has already touched on the issue of how heroes support themselves, especially in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Having a group of heroes use their skills as a means of financial security would not only further explore this pre-existing narrative, but also be an overall fascinating concept for a Disney+ series.
Whether this type of story, as well as Finn Jones’ Iron Fist with Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, will ever become a reality in the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains to be seen.
However, rumors that Krysten Ritter may be coming to the MCU suggest that Daredevil and the Kingpin may just be the beginning of what Marvel Studios has planned for these Netflix Marvel heroes.
Maybe Finn Jones will actually get the chance “make the best Iron Fist there could be” After all?