While all of the Marvel superhero shows on Netflix have had their ups and downs, none have been canceled – until now. As of Friday, reports arrived that Netflix will not bring back “Iron Fist” for a third season. However, there may be some good news for fans of the character.
According to Deadline’s report, Netflix released a statement thanking the fans, cast, crew, and showrunners. They went on to say that despite the cancellation, “the immortal Iron Fist will live on.” It’s unknown if Netflix is saying that as a nod to the comic book character or if they are dropping a hint that there will be more of Iron Fist seen elsewhere.
The first season debuted in 2017 and was a flop for many fans and critics. It sits at just 19 percent overall among collected critics’ reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The second season was considered more successful and bounced back from the previous issues. It garnered a 53 percent overall rating with “better action scenes and tighter pacing” among its improvements. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to survive a knockout punch ahead of a potential third season at Netflix.
The show starred Finn Jones in the title role as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, with Jessica Henwick co-starring as sidekick and love interest Colleen Wing. The pair showed up as part of the ensemble cast for Marvel’s “Defenders” also on Netflix, and then again in “Luke Cage” Season 2. Some fans are now speculating that maybe there could be a “Heroes for Hire” series which would feature Luke Cage and Iron Fist teaming up as they did in Marvel comic books.
The other speculation is that “Iron Fist” could pop up as a series on the brand new Disney streaming service. The new service will launch in January with the “Captain Marvel” film (coming to theaters in March 2019) scheduled as the first Marvel movie to stream officially on the network rather than Netflix. “Iron Fist” and other popular superhero shows could also end up there as part of the extended Marvel Universe. Either way, fans of the character and show are certainly hoping for some sort of continued life for Rand’s superhero.