iron fist

According to actor Mike Colter who plays Luke Cage in the upcoming Luke Cage series from Marvel & Netflix they have. In an interview with Colter during a press tour for the Television Critics Association press tour, Colter had told Collider that Marvel has indeed picked the actor to play Iron Fist but is keeping it hush-hush.

“The actor has been cast, but he’s in a basement somewhere,” revealed Colter. “When the time is right, they’ll let him up and tell him where he is. I am [excited].”

“I’ll get a nice little break, after doing Jessica Jones and Luke Cage,” the actor said. “Whether I’m in [his show], I don’t know, but there’s The Defenders.”

Marvel and Netflix fell on some harsh criticism when they let it be known that they were looking for a Caucasian actor to fill the role of the master of Kung-Fu, even though the character of Danny Rand who first appeared in May of 1974 was caucasian but certain PC groups feel that the role should be played by a Asian actor.

Mike Colter is now filming the Luke Cage series which runs only on Netflix is not sure if he will guest in the Iron Fist series or even in the recently announced second season of ‘Jessica Jones’ which airs on Netflix as well.

More info on this as it becomes available.

Newsarama