‘Iron Fist’ Star Finn Jones Reveals What Season 3 Would Have Been About

Iron Fist was canceled after season 2 at Netflix, just when the story of the Immortal Iron Fist,  Danny Rand started getting interesting. As it turns out, showrunners had already mapped out a new season. And in a recent interview, the show’s lead star, Finn Jones, revealed what season 3 of Iron Fist would have been about.

Finn Jones in 'Iron Fist'
Finn Jones in ‘Iron Fist’ | Patrick Harbron/Netflix

The first two seasons of ‘Iron Fist’ set up Danny Rand’s superhero story 

Iron Fist premiered on Netflix in 2017. Based on the Marvel Comics’ character, season 1 follows Danny Rand’s (Finn Jones) return to New York City. After spending 15 years in the magical city of Kun Lun, Danny inherits the powers of the Iron Fist. And as he begins embracing his powers, the superhero also has to take responsibility for his family’s billion-dollar company.

In season 2, Danny moves in with his girlfriend, Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick). After spending nights fighting street crime, he finds a new nemesis in his Kun Lun friend, Davos (Sacha Dhawan), and the criminal organization, The Hand. By the end of the season, Colleen defeats Davos and assumes the powers of the Iron Fist. 

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Finn Jones says Season 3 of ‘Iron Fist’ would feature Danny’s full abilities

Iron Fist was canceled in 2018, along with the rest of Netflix’s Marvel series. But in an interview with Collider. Jones revealed that showrunners had plans for season 3, which included Danny embracing his full abilities. 

“So, me and Raven [Metzner], who was the showrunner for the second season, were sure that there was going to be a Season 3, so we had already devised the whole thing, and I was so excited to get into that,” Jones said. “It really was going to be about Danny finally assuming the role of the Iron Fist, fully accomplished, fully charged up, and fully in control of his sh*t, as well.”

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The actor also noted that season 3 would feature Colleen struggling with her newfound powers, while Danny is traveling with Ward (Tom Pelphrey). But eventually, she and Danny would become a powerful superhero couple.

“You had Colleen in New York, isolated with this new power, struggling to come to terms with her identity and with this power,” he added. “And then, at some point, we would have met again and probably formed this crazy power couple superhero relationship. Really, Season 3 just had so much promise and it’s a shame to see it squandered and never get to reach its full potential.”

Finn Jones says the ‘Iron Fist’ cancellation felt like a ‘death’

The cancellation of Iron Fist came as a huge shock to Jones, who had grown attached to the show and his character. When talking to Collider, he said that the news was so disheartening, it felt like a death. 

“It’s horrible, it’s like the death of a friend or a close family member,” Jones suggested. “You’ve spent years building this other world within yourself and sharing this other person with the whole world — “With Iron Fist, it was like we just got to the peak, we were just getting there. We’d just turned the show around.”

“We had just done so much great work, really getting the train back on the tracks,” he continued. “And then, within three weeks of it being released, all of [the Marvel Netflix series] were wiped out. It was sad. It was stunted. It felt like losing a dear friend. It’s just a shame. There’s not much else I can say.”