Typhoid Mary is coming to Hell's Kitchen. Actress Alice Eve was on hand during Marvel and Netflix's presentation for Iron Fist season 2 at San Diego Comic-Con, with much of the cast present for the event as well. We've known Eve was going to be part of the cast of the show's new season for some time, but it wasn't until the showcase at SDCC that her character was revealed. Eve, as speculated by some previously, will indeed be playing Typhoid Mary.
There was also some speculation that Alice Eve, who may be best known for her role in Star Trek Into Darkness, was going to be playing Lady Gorgon in the upcoming sophomore season of hit Netflix series Iron Fist. That turned out not to be the case. As for Typhoid Mary specifically, she is typically depicted as a Daredevil villain (and occasional lover). However, Marvel is introducing her in the world inhabited by Finn Jones' Danny Rand. Mary Walker, the woman who becomes Typhoid Mary, has a tragic backstory involving her growing up in an abusive home. Mary suffers from a mental illness that results in her having several different personalities.
When Mary is just Mary, she doesn't like violence and avoids it. When she's Typhoid Mary, it's a different story. She's a skilled assassin, has some serious skills with a sword and also has telekinetic and pyrokinetic abilities. A clip of Alice Eve in character was shown during SDCC, which had her squaring off with Colleen Wing and Misty Knight. We're going to have to wait to see more of her here at home until Netflix releases a full-length trailer for Iron Fist season 2, as they released more of an announcement teaser, with some Danny Rand action, online after the panel.
It's no secret that Iron Fist, so far, has sort of been the unwanted stepchild in Netflix's corner of the Marvel universe. Season 1 of the series was slammed by critics and was met with a sort of middling response from fans. Not content to just take the defeat in stride, the streaming service put on a big show for the upcoming season 2 and made it look like they have taken the criticism to heart and will be making some serious changes, probably for the better. One interesting area of improvement; they've brought on Clayton Barber, the fight choreographer who worked on Black Panther. That should help make the action a bit more satisfying.
The improvement has already begun, with Danny Ran making a very important and memorable appearance during Luke Cage season 2. Let's hope that momentum can carry over, with some help from Alice Eve taking on a complex and interesting character, to make this upcoming season something that helps us all forget about the ugly first run. Iron Fist season 2 debuts on Netflix streaming service on September 7. You can check out some set photos of Eve for yourself below.