Iron Fist actor Finn Jones talks about returning to the MCU

Street-level heroes patrol the Marvel Cinematic Universe once again. Daredevil and his archenemy the Kingpin have both returned to the MCU, with Charlie Cox reprising his character from the (former) Netflix series in Spider-Man: No Way Home and an upcoming episode of She-Hulk: Lawyer, and Vincent D’Onofrio appear in Hawkeye. Both characters will also appear in the future. So does that mean other defenders, like Iron Fist, also have another shot?

“There’s always hope,” Finn Jones, who played Danny Rand/Iron Fist for the two seasons Iron Fist series and That Defenders miniseries that first streamed on Netflix, SYFY WIRE told. “That’s the beauty of this industry is that our industry relies on hope — hope that we get that job,” he added with a laugh.

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Jones, also known for playing Ser Loras Tyrell in Game of Thronesstarring in a new horror film called The visitor, which sees him as a man who moves with his wife to her hometown and finds himself haunted by what appears to be an evil doppelganger. But as is usually the case with anyone with even a small connection to the MCU, questions about the franchise’s future are bound to come up, and Jones was happy to take a moment to indulge us.

“Look, I’d love to play that character again. I think there’s so much room for development and growth with that character, and I’d love to see that character come back,” Jones said. “Personally, I’d love to see one Heroes for hire TV series with Luke Cage and Iron Fist. I think that would be a really wonderful direction for the characters to take. But we’ll see.”

It’s no surprise that Jones would love to play the masterful martial artist again. (Few working actors would say no to continued Marvel employment.) But it’s also not surprising that Jones has no confirmation to offer, either because he’s sworn to secrecy or, as could very well be the case, nothing is on way yet. So far, of the six Marvel series that ran on Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher)only the main hero and villain of a series, daredevil, have made confirmed returns to the MCU. (The canon status of the six series is nebulous and debatable.) Iron Fist was not very well reviewed in its first season, although the second season was widely praised as a marked improvement.

The future and the full scope of Marvel Studios’ plans for the ex-Netflix heroes is still unknown. But should Iron Fist get a chance to tap into his chi, Jones will be ready to answer the call.

The visitor will be available on digital and on-demand on October 7, 2022, and will stream on EPIX in December 2022. Look for more coverage of The visitor on SYFY WIRE this coming week. Iron Fist and The defenders currently streaming on Disney+.

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