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The first Netflix/Marvel Studios TV series, officially titled Marvel’s Daredevil has found a leading lady to join its star and villain.
Rosario Dawson will star in the series as an as-yet unnamed character, according to a Marvel press release. The actress’s character is described as “a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.”
Charlie Cox stars in the series as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and Vincent D’Onofrio has been cast as the villain Wilson “The Kingpin” Fisk. Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb says Dawson’s “role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock’s journey to become the hero we know as Daredevil,” so let the speculation begin. Dawson previously starred in the comic-book-based Sin City and its upcoming sequel, as well as providing a voice in the 2009 animated Wonder Womanfilm.
The series is due to premiere on Netflix in 2015, and is being executive produced by Steven S. DeKnight (also serving as showrunner), Drew Goddard, and Jeph Loeb. It is the first of four 13-episode series and a mini-series signed into the deal between Netflix and Marvel, with Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage running after, leading to The Defenders, teaming all the previous heroes.
This April, the fist of K’un Lun returns in IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #1, an all-new series written and drawn by comics superstar Kaare Andrews! And you’ve never seen an Iron Fist like this before!
High above the city of New York in his multi-million dollar penthouse, Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist is haunted by the choices he’s made. Choosing death over life brings with it many consequences. But when a message from Iron Fist’s mystical homeland of K’un Lun calls Danny back – he’ll be forced to revisit the blood soaked origin of betrayal and vengeance that has plagued him for so long.
“Danny is going to be put through the wringer like never before,” says Kaare Andrews in an interview with Marvel.com. “I love to punish my characters. To make them bleed. Watch them struggle against impossible odds, and see if they can find the strength inside themselves to survive—the truth that will be the biggest hurdle of them all. He’s been hiding from it for too long. He doesn’t have to uncover it, so much as survive it. The truth will be coming for him like a freight train. And there will be a reckoning.”
“It’s pretty incredible to have such a singular vision on a comic, but what’s even more astounding is how much Kaare’s pushing himself at every turn,” says Editor Jake Thomas. “He’s experimenting with color, taking risks with his writing, investing the layout of every page with meaning. This is an artist firing on all cylinders, then building strange, radical cylinders on top of those cylinders. Kaare is the genuine article, if you cut him he’d bleed comics, and IRON FIST is him bleeding all over the page.”
New York, NY (January 9th, 2014) – Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce an all-new on-going series, Iron Fist: THE Living Weapon by the striking talent of writer and artist, Kaare Andrews (Spider-Man: Reign, A+X).
This spring, the fiery fist of vengeance strikes once again! Masterfully orchestrated by writer/artist, Kaare Andrews, Danny Rand once again channels the power of the ancient dragon, Shou-Lao, to become Iron Fist in an all-new series. Kaare explains, “I have two intentions with this project. The first is to tell a bare bones story that does not impede itself with the layers and layers of continuity that Iron Fist has become enriched with. The second, and more important, is to reach into the core of the character and re-explore who Danny Rand is. Reinvention through core exploration.”
In the character’s early history, starting with his first appearance in 1974, Danny was on a path for revenge as he hunted down the man who murdered his father, and Andrews promises to return to how it all began, “The defining aspect of Danny Rand is the loss of a father and a quest for honor and vengeance. Yet, these are themes that haven’t been explored again since his origin story back in the 70s. We need to bring Danny back to this state of blind rage and self-destruction. Remember – this is a man who traded immortality for vengeance. And the consequences of that are what I’m most interested in.”
Kaare Andrews is not the only one within the “House of Ideas” who respects and honors the character of Iron Fist. Marvel’s Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso, reminisces, “Iron Fist first appeared in Marvel Premiere #15 May, 1974. That self-contained issue, which tells the origin of Iron Fist, remains one of my favorite comic book stories of all time!”
Alonso continues, "Iron Fist: THE Living Weapon is a project close to my heart for two reasons: the character – being the first – and the creator, writer/artist Kaare Andrews. I consider Kaare to be one of the most gifted storytellers in the medium. Kaare has crafted a stirring and action-packed tale that cuts the very heart of who Iron Fist is.”
Through Iron Fist’s history, it has been revealed that Danny Rand is the most recent of an ancient linage of Iron Fists and Andrews promises to continue to expand on that eclectic library of characters while still keeping it a great entry point. Andrews says, “For readers who already know Iron Fist, we introduce a couple of new characters and make use of the world already established– but focus on keeping this story contained and accessible. For new readers, I’m trying to keep his condensed mythology very streamlined and fresh.”
When the mystical city of K’un-Lun comes under siege, the prodigal son, Danny Rand must come home – in more ways than one. Is Iron Fist prepared for a threat that hearkens back to that horrible day when his father dropped to his death on a Himalayan mountaintop? Can anything prepare him for the truth that’s waiting for him in the rubble that was once the city of K’un-Lun – the place of Iron Fist’s birth?
Who is the true master of the mystic arts? Well, it ain’t Doctor Strange and it ain’t Doctor Voodoo. The bad news is he’s here and he is in charge. And he is gleefully ripping this dimension apart, piece by piece, in his search for relics of power. How are the legacies of Iron Fist, Doctor Strange and Wolverine connected?
This summer’s biggest blockbuster super-hero continues to launch into action in his new ongoing series! So, get your energy shields and repulsor rays ready and suit up for The Invincible Iron Man #3! Ezekiel Stane, the son of Iron Man’s notorious arch-nemesis, Iron Monger, is out for revenge for the death of his father.
After the jaw dropping conclusion of the last issue, critically acclaimed writer, Matt Fraction (The Immortal Iron Fist, upcoming Uncanny X-Men) thrusts the Golden Avenger against a threat in which he has never faced before! With breath-taking art from super-star artist, Salvador Larocca (Uncanny X-Men), Iron Man may not live long enough to see the end of this exciting storyline!
Entertainment Weekly raves, “Fraction manages to transcend clichés. He finds his footing amid issue 2, where he delivers a one-two punch of both escalating cliffhangers and winky wit.…You get the feeling Fraction just may get a similar sort of thrill from penning this book.”
Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on The Invincible Iron Man as the series continues to sell out quickly! Marvel has already gone back to press on the first two issues as fans crave to blast off and ride the Iron Man excitement.
Will Ezekiel Stane succeed in trying to destroy his sworn enemy, Iron Man? Has Iron Man finally met his match? Find out the answers to these questions and more in The Invincible Iron Man #3!