Netflix’s Iron Fist has officially been cancelled. Surprising no one, the series’ first season was panned by critics and fans, with a second season being hailed as an improvement. However, it looks like the effort was just too little, too late to save the show. Unlike the other shows in the Defenders universe, it will not be getting a third season.
Here’s the statement release by both Marvel and Netflix:
Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.
Finn Jones, who played the titular kung-fu hero, release his own statement:
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with every end is a new beginning. I have an enormous amount of love and respect for everyone involved with the last two seasons of this show. Defending the greatest city in the world amongst the most talented and warmest people has been a privilege and a joy. Blessed to have taken this journey and grateful for the ongoing support. 🐲🔥💛
As mentioned above, the there Defenders’ solo series are getting a third season. Daredevil Season 3 will premiere on Netflix on October 19, 2018, with a third season of Jessica Jones already ordered. Luke Cage will likely be receiving the third season, though nothing official has been said.
Still, this likely won’t be the last time we see Iron Fist the character. Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Danny Rand will be making appearances across the Marvel Netflix properties, maybe even returning for a second season of The Defenders.
Iron Fist started off on the wrong foot as soon as casting was announced. Some fans were mad that Netflix went with the traditional casting of a white man to play Danny Rand rather than a person of Asian descent. Fans were even less pleased when they noted Jones’s lackluster performance in the first season and the poor fight choreography, especially given how strong the latter was across the other Marvel series.