Of all the Netflix Marvel shows, people tend to agree that Iron Fist was the weakest, due to a lackluster plot, poor performance by lead actor Finn Jones, and general messy plot device of The Hand. However, there was a glimmer of hope when the character of Danny Rand, a.k.a Iron Fist, got a short but developmentally important arc in Luke Cage‘s second season. So now, as we approach Iron Fist Season 2, we must cautiously prepare for the worst, but hope for the best.
As we can see from the trailer, Danny is plagued by memories of his time training in K’un Lun, the mystical monastery where he grew up. At the same time, he will be visited by fellow student and now enemy Davos, who we last saw teaming up with the hand in a bid to get the power of the Iron Fist. It looks like that plot line is coming into fruition, and Danny will have to answer for all that he’s done, and failed to do.
Colleen Wing, Danny’s girlfriend and way more interesting character, is back by his side and kicking ass. The crossover with Luke Cage continues as we see the badass Misty Knight taking down baddies with her new super arm. Still, how much the Hand is going to play into this, and what other Marvel cameos we might get are currently unknown.
There appears to be a huge improvement in the fighting, which you think would have been the top priority for a show about a kung-fu badass, especially given how great it was in the Daredevil show. The flashback fight to when Danny won the honor of being the Iron Fist looks bloody and well choreographed, so hopefully we can expect a full season with some amped up action.
Iron Fist Season 2 premieres on Netflix on September 7, 2018.