Luke Cage's Mike Colter Reveals Iron Fist Has Already Been Cast

By Matt O'Bryant

Just a few weeks ago it was announced that Marvel and Netflix had finally hired showrunner Scott Buck for their Iron Fist series with no word on any casting. While we still don't know who will be playing Iron Fist, we have surprising confirmation that the legendary character has already been cast. Luke Cage actor Mike Colter revealed that the role of Danny Rand aka Iron Fist had already been filled.

Mike Colter revealed this while taking questions at the TCA Press Tour:

The actor has been cast, but he’s in a basement somewhere. 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. Whether I’m in [his show], I don’t know, but there’s The Defenders.

Colter also went on to talk about Luke Cage's mental state post-Jessica Jones.

Ultimately, it would have been nice to have a neat little package at the end, where they made up and everything was right with the world. What I loved about where they left the character is that it was like Jessica’s good-bye. Luke wasn’t even conscious for her good-bye, and when he awoke, it was like, “What’s happened?” So, when we left off, I think Luke was completely exhausted, emotionally. He didn’t expect to have this happen to him. And I think where he goes will be directly related to where he came from, in the story of Jessica Jones. But it’s a long arc and a long storyline, and I think it leaves us in a great place to see how we interact again, whether that be for The Defenders, Jessica Jones Season 2, or whatever. We’ll see. I don’t know.
— Mike Colter

So there it is, sound off in the comments below, who do you think they cast as Iron Fist? Or who would be your dream Iron Fist? 

Daredevil Season 2 will hit Netflix on March 18, 2016, while Luke Cage is also set to premiere sometime this year.