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First Look at ‘Iron Fist,’ ‘Defenders’ Unveiled at Comic-Con (Videos)

Both Marvel Netflix shows to premiere in 2017

“Iron Fist” and “The Defenders” both debuted new footage at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.

In a brief teaser for Netflix’s upcoming series “Iron Fist,” hero Danny Rand (Finn Jones, pictured above) is introduced as a child who survives a plane crash and is recovered by two monks dressed in yellow.

Viewers then see him trying using his supernatural martial arts skills to punch his way through a brick wall to freedom from a mental hospital.

The show follows Rand as he fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City, using his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

Meanwhile, “The Defenders” clip showed the logos of “Iron Fist,” “Jessica Jones, “Daredevil,” and “Luke Cage.” It also revealed that the show will premiere in 2017, which had not previously been confirmed.

“Iron Fist” will also drop in 2017.

The new footage was revealed at the panel for “Luke Cage,” the third planned Marvel Netflix series, which will debut on Sept. 30. We also got our first look at that series, including a sneak peek of Mike Colter as the indestructible Luke Cage, kicking ass and taking no prisoners in Harlem.

Cheo Hodari Coker will write the first two episodes of “Luke Cage” in addition to serving as showrunner and executive producer on the series from Marvel Studios in association with ABC Studios. Mahershala Ali, Alfre WoodardTheo RossiRosario Dawson and Sonia Braga will also star.

The three new shows join previous entries in the Marvel Netflix universe “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones.” Marvel’s head of TV, Jeph Loeb, also announced Thursday that “Daredevil” has been renewed for a third season.

“Daredevil” first premiered on Netflix in 2015. The second season debuted on the streaming platform in March, introducing Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle and Elodie Yung as Elektra. Bernthal’s character is also set to star in his own Netflix spinoff, “The Punisher,” announced in April.

After the debut of “Iron Fist,” all four heroes will unite for “The Defenders” miniseries.

See the teasers for both shows via Netflix’s Twitter account below.



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