Marvel’s Iron Fist series was teased last year when lawyer Jeri Hogarth appeared in Jessica Jones. The character is usually associated with Danny Rand in the comics, and it appears they’ll be connected in the MCU. That’s after Marvel announced Carrie-Anne Moss has been added to the cast for their latest Netflix production.
The news comes as no surprise, as many expected she’d have some part to play in this series. It’s still an impressive addition, as Moss was one of the many high points in Jessica Jones. It doesn’t seem like this is going to be a throwaway role, as the press release suggests she has a key part to play.
“Carrie-Anne has fast become a fan-favorite part of our street level saga, and we share our viewers’ excitement in bringing her into Marvel’s Iron Fist,” said Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb. “As Marvel fans know, Hogarth in the comics plays a critical role in the life of Danny Rand so it seems only fitting that Carrie-Anne join in.”
Showrunner Scott Buck was also full of praise for the Matrix star. “Danny Rand lives in the highest stratosphere of New York’s business society and he’s going to need a ruthless lawyer to help him navigate this alien world. I’m very happy to have the opportunity to bring Carrie-Ann Moss as Jeri Hogarth into Marvel’s Iron Fist.”
Of course, Moss’ reach extended into Season 2 of Daredevil, as she popped up late in the series. Could that appearance hint at further cameos here? Spoilers for the latest season of Daredevil follow. If you’re not up to date, you’re really missing out.
As you may know, Hogarth recruited Foggy Nelson in the series finale, when he traded Nelson & Murdock for the corporate life. Moss’ character tells him he’d be specialising in vigilante cases, following the trial of the Punisher. Does this mean Eldon Henson might show up here, too? Let’s hope no one suggests that to Sam Jackson…
Just finished @Daredevil season2, Awesome! But… If Foggy got Red Weddinged, I wouldn't be mad!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 17, 2016
No release date has been set for Iron Fist, but going on Netflix’s production pattern for these shows, we can expect it to land early next year.
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