Marvel confirmed today that Game of Thrones' Finn Jones would be joining Netflix's Iron Fist as the main character.
Rumors first started circulating at the end of February that the actor, who played Loras Tyrell on Game of Thrones, had been cast as Daniel Rand. The character, better known by comic book fans as Iron Fist, is the fourth Marvel superhero to get his own show on Netflix.
Executive producer Scott Buck said in a press release that Rand is a complicated character and Jones approached the role in an "honest, and revelatory way." It was a sentiment echoed by Marvel's head of TV, Joseph Loeb, who said that he blended "confidence with vulnerability, making him the perfect choice."
Iron Fist was first introduced to comic book readers in 1974 as a martial arts expert who could channel the chakra in his body into his fist, giving him one hell of a punch. Eventually, he shared a comic book with Luke Cage — Power Man and Iron Fist — where the two heroes launched the crimefighting agency, Heroes for Hire.
Iron Fist is the fourth series to launch as a part of Marvel and Netflix's five series deal. Daredevil and Jessica Jones are currently available to stream, with Luke Cage premiering this November. The second season of Daredevil will be made available to stream in its entirety March 18 at 12:01 a.m. PT.