Looks like the rumors were true!
It was announced on Thursday, March 17 that 27-year-old British actor Finn Jones—who is best known for his role as Ser Loras Tyrell on HBO's smash hit "Game of Thrones"—has landed the coveted lead role in "Iron Fist."
In an official statement, Marvel described the new show, which will air exclusively on Netflix:
"Jones will play Daniel Rand, who returns to New York City after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist."
The show's executive producer and show runner, Scott Buck, was extremely impressed with Finn's ability to capture the essence of this layered superhero.
"Danny Rand is a very complicated character," said Buck. "He's a billionaire New York Buddhist monk martial arts superhero who's still trying to figure out what exactly that all means. Finn is able to play all these levels in such an honest, revelatory way that as soon as I saw him I knew he was our Danny."
Marvel even posted a little teaser for the show on Twitter, which is making fans lose their minds, of course.
"Iron Fist" is the fourth series to come out of Marvel's partnership with Netflix. "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" both debuted in 2015, and the second season of "Daredevil" will premiere on Friday, March 18.
Look out for a fifth series, "The Defenders," to come soon. Although a release date hasn't been set just yet, it's expected to bring together Daredevil, Jones, Cage and Fist all in one show.
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