Jeph Loeb Gets Fans Ready For The Next Chapter Of IRON FIST
Finn Jones did not have the best introduction into the Marvel world as the lead role in the Netflix series Iron Fist. The show received lots of criticism and left many fans wanting more from the character, so the announcement of a new showrunner was no surprise, but Jeph Loeb the Marvel TV boss that is in charge of bringing the show to the streaming powerhouse, is not looking at this change as a fix. He shared a bit with Tracking Board about what was the cause of the change;
“What happened, really very simply, was [Season 1 showrunner] Scott Buck was on [ABC Marvel series] Inhumans and we were delighted to get another order from Netflix and knew that Scott was not going to be available to us. We set out to find a new showrunner. Raven came in, told us a story and we thought, ‘that’s the next epic adventure for this character’ and got very excited about it.”
Raven Metzner is the new face taking over and was the former executive producer for Sleep Hollow, something that could play a role in how Iron Fist is portrayed this second season. For Jeph Loeb, this change is no different than how comic books have different writers or artists take over a character for a time. This switch can often give readers a new look at the personality of their favorite characters, sometimes even creates an unexpected story arc.
Thought the next time we see Iron Fist will be in The Defenders, coming out August 18th on Netflix, Loeb gave us a clear vision of how he sees this change and maybe a little inkling of how Iron Fist Season 2 could feel;
“When you look at something like Daredevil, which is easily accessible, if you ask people what’s your favorite Daredevil story? They go, well I’m a Frank Miller fan, or I’m a Brian Michael Bendis fan or I’m an Ed Brubaker fan. Writers have come in and told their particular view of what that character could be. It was Frank who really looked at it and went, maybe he’s not a happy-go-lucky, plucky acrobat who’s running around, like a more mature version of Spider-Man. Maybe it’s a crime drama. And he changed the tone of that book. And then Bendis, he’s a crime writer, he took that and went to the next level. It’s not that we want the audience to get whiplash. It really does need to feel like this is the next chapter of what’s going to happen to Danny Rand and we’re really looking forward to it.”
Marvel’s Iron Fist season two is set to start filming by the end of the year.