So what Luke Cage season 2 is telling me is that under good direction and a solid script, Finn Jones can turn in a good Danny Rand/Iron Fist performance. Which means the poor reception of Iron Fist season 1 wasn’t because of Finn but because of Scott Buck, the writing team, and Netflix for rushing the production since they needed to get to the Defenders.
Finn really didn’t deserve the hatred he got and this is coming from a guy who also criticized his performance.
EDIT: Adding a little note here since some of y’all are taking this as admission that I should forgive Iron Fist season 1 / The Defenders based on his guest performance in Luke Cage S2. The answer is no, Finn is still crap in those shows. Just because he was good in one instance doesn’t automatically redeem his past performances. If he does good in Iron Fist S2, then good for him, but I still don’t care about his show or the character.
Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones to play Iron Fist
Marvel has found its newest superhero: Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones has landed the coveted series lead in Iron Fist.
Jones, who plays Ser Loras Tyrell on the HBO hit, will take on the role of the martial arts master in the upcoming Netflix series, EW has learned.
Iron Fist is set to be the fourth Marvel and Netflix collaboration, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones and the forthcoming Luke Cage. Scott Buck (Dexter) has been tapped as showrunner.
In the comics Iron Fist is Daniel Rand, who at age of 9 travels with his family to a lost mystical city called K’un-L’un. After some tragic twists of fate, Rand is adopted by city’s ruler and taught advanced martial arts and the mystical power of the Iron Fist. As an adult, Rand returns to his native New York City and begins a career as a superhero.
Some fans have urged Marvel to cast an Asian actor in the lead role, though others countered that picking an Asian actor simply because the hero’s ability is martial arts would be a stereotypical move.
Jones, who also appeared in British shows such as Hollyoaks, is set next to appear in season 6 of Thrones.