Those who have been enjoying the little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that exists on Netflix are very much looking forward to The Defenders miniseries, which is set to hit the streaming service later this year. Before that happens, we need to be introduced to the last Defender; Iron Fist. Danny Rand's solo series is set to debut on Netflix in March and now, a bunch of the episode titles and the directors of those episodes have been revealed.
Fair warning, some of these episode titles could be considered spoilers, so be aware of that before reading them. Thanks to Bleeding Cool, we now have the titles for all but two episodes (10 and 12) of Iron Fist. Bleeding Cool came across the titles because the British government's censorship board has been reviewing the episodes and rating them ahead of the release of the series. It turns out the show is going to be fairly violent, which is something we have come to expect, especially in Daredevil Season 2. Here is the synopsis for Iron Fist.
"Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting his world around him with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist."
In terms of how violent Marvel's Iron Fist is going to be, the BBFC has rated most of the episodes a 15, which means that they will feature "strong violence" and can't be sold to anyone under the age of 15. However, episode 7 of the show, which is titled "Felling With Tree Routes," was rated an 18. That means when the DVD/Blu-ray set comes out, the entire thing will have to be rated 18 in the U.K., thanks to that one episode. The only other episode to not receive a 15 was episode 11, which is titled "Lead Horse Back to Stable." That episode was given a more tame rating of 12, so that may be the episode where we all get to catch our breathe a bit before the presumably more violent two-episode conclusion of Iron Fist Season 1.
The BBFC also revealed most of the directors who worked on the series during the process of their rating the Iron Fist episodes. The directors revealed were John Dahl, Tom Shankland, Uta Briesewitz, Farren Blackburn, Kevin Tancharoen, Deborah Chow and Stephen Surjik. John Dahl directed the first two episodes of Iron Fist, so he gets the honor of setting the tone for the show and he seems like a very capable guy for the job. He has directed a ton of TV in recent years like House of Cards, Ray Donovan and even an episode of Jessica Jones. He also directed the movie Rounders in the late 90s. His resume definitely seems like an appropriate one to qualify him to kickoff the last solo series before The Defenders unite later this year.
Netflix hasn't set an exact premiere date for The Defenders yet, but Iron Fist is set to land on the streaming service on March 17, 2017. Finn Jones is playing the title character in the series and he will be joined by Carrie-Anne Moss, who is reprising her role from Jessica Jones as Jeri Hogarth. The rest of the cast is rounded out by Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum. You can check out the full list of Iron Fist episode titles along with their respective directors for yourself below.
Episode 1, Snow Gives Way directed by John Dahl
Episode 2, Shadow Hawk Takes Flight directed by John Dahl
Episode 3, Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch directed by Tom Shankland
Episode 4, Eight Diagram Dragon Palm directed by unknown
Episode 5, Under Leaf Pluck Lotus directed by Uta Briesewitz
Episode 6, Immortal Emerges From Cave directed by unknown.
Episode 7, Felling With Tree Routes directed by Farren Blackburn
Episode 8, The Blessing Of Many Fractures directed by Kevin Tancharoen
Episode 9, The Mistress Of All Agonies directed by Jet Wilkinson
Episode 10, unknown
Episode 11,Lead Horse Back To Stable directed by Deborah Chow
Episode 12, unknown
Episode 13, Dragon Plays With Fire directed by Stephen Surjik