Iron Fist showrunner Raven Metzner and star Finn Jones tease Season 2

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Ahead of the Season 2 premiere of Marvel’s Iron Fist, star Finn Jones and showrunner Raven Metzner sit down to discuss what’s ahead this season while teasing details about Danny’s headspace and the theme of the season!

When we last left caught up with the Finn Jones’ character Danny Rand, he was in a far better place than he had been throughout the debut season of Marvel’s Iron Fist. With a newfound sense of purpose and groundedness, Danny last appeared alongside his fellow Defender during the sophomore season of Marvel’s Luke Cage where he attempted to talk some sense into his pal Luke.

However, the groundedness fans witnessed during Danny’s one-off appearance in Luke Cage was just a sampling of the changes made in Danny’s life since Season 1 dropped back in March 2017.

As Jones and showrunner Raven Metzner revealed when we caught up with them at San Diego Comic-Con, Danny has finally found a new purpose in life which has allowed him to grow as a character while still remaining true to the characteristics that helped Jones (and fans) first fall in love with the character.

Q. What can you tell us about where Danny’s headspace is as the Season begins?

Finn Jones: He’s a lot more grounded in his world. He’s now moved in with Colleen, he has a job, he has a house, he has a girlfriend; he’s “settled.” 

Showrunner Raven Metzner: I think the word purpose is really good. He’s made a choice to defend lower Manhattan and I think he’s really pushing himself really hard. 

Q. What would you say is the overarching theme of this season?

Metzner: There are a whole bunch of themes. I think duality and seeking balance [will be the two major themes]. People go through their life saying they’re okay, but we’re all looking for a place where we’re on steady ground. We all know that’s a really difficult thing and you usually never get there. The only way you can move through all of the landmines is by keeping yourself balanced. All of the characters are searching for which side they’re going to land on, so that duality and balance will carry with us. 

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Q. After two seasons, what do you think is Danny’s most defining characteristic? 

Jones: There are so many things I love about Danny. I [think his most defining characteristic] is his strength of heart and his strength of spirit. No matter what is thrown at him, he will always persevere relentlessly with positivity. He won’t let things get him down for much longer and he always strives to be on the right side. Danny had a hard upbringing, but that doesn’t affect his outlook on life and I love that about Danny. 

Q. Can you offer up any teasers about the hardest scene to film in the new season?

Jones: Just working through winter in New York was pretty tough. It gets really cold. [laughs] I don’t know if you saw the scene set outside where I was beating up the armored car…

Matzner: Everyone was wearing giant parkas… except Finn. 

Jones: It was freezing, but the K’un Lun fight was a slog. We really did beat ourselves into the ground for that one. 

Matzner: I’ve read a lot of comics and I wanted to bring some really deep, deep cuts  [to life]. There were certain images that I had from different comics I had read for some of these characters that I wanted to put on-screen. Doing that is really hard because you don’t want to be slavish to it and you want to do an homage. We worked really hard to make those moments work and I’m excited for people to find them in the season. 

For more on what’s to come this season on Iron Fist, be sure to check out our complete interview with showrunner Raven Matzner and stars Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick below! 

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Season 2 of Marvel’s Iron Fist drops Friday, September 7 only on Netflix, but fans can relive all the action from Season 1 now via the streaming service. 

Are you looking forward to seeing what Netflix has in store for fans come Season 2 of Iron Fist? Thoughts on the intel Finn Jones and company had to share? Keep the conversation going in the comments section below!