Notwithstanding the largely improved ratings and reviews for the second season, Marvel’s Iron Fist has officially been cancelled by Netflix. The OTT platform announced that Danny Rand won’t be returning for a third outing as the Immortal Iron Fist, though hinted at tie-ins with other Marvel TV shows when proclaimed that his legacy shall live on.
“Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all 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,” told Marvel and Netflix in a joint statement after a period of uncertainty.
The second season of Iron Fist ended in a cliffhanger of sorts that the fans thought would be addressed in a third season, but Netflix remained skeptical of it as Marvel Television awaited a decision from its network. But just over a month since premiering season two, Netflix decided to call it off. This also triggered an emotional response from lead star Finn Jones, who released a heartfelt message on Instagram, thanking the fans and for the opportunity to bring the character to the screen.
But all’s not over yet, as Marvel hinted at possible crossover events with other Defenders, when it said, “While the series on Netflix has ended, the Immortal Iron Fist will live on”. With the state of The Defenders still in the air, Iron Fist looks set for tie-ins with his vigilante cohorts, unless another superhero reunion in established.
So for now, how he will return to action is quiet unclear.