Netflix's Iron Fist is one of the only Marvel properties to attend this year's San Diego Comic-Con and it's teasing something big ahead of the panel this Friday. In a new video promoting Season 2 and the Comic-Con appearance, a hint about Steel Serpent's presence in the upcoming season has been made and it could be just the kick that the show needs after lackluster reviews for the first season. One of the more common complaints is that there weren't enough fight scenes for one of the greatest martial artists in Marvel history, but if Steel Serpent is involved, Season 2 is about to get a lot more action.
In the new Iron Fist video teasing Season 2, the iconic tattoo of Danny Rand's, which is the mark of Shou-Lao, is shown on the screen as a green neon sign. The logo begins to stutter and then the green wings suddenly disappear, leaving only a red serpent logo. The symbol has been shown before stamped on Madame Gao's packets of heroin. However, this is the first time that we've seen the logo in color, which has led to speculation that Iron Fist's arch-nemesis Steel Serpent is going to shake things up for Season 2.
Davos, aka Steel Serpent, was teased in the first season of Iron Fist as he had a falling out with Danny Rand. So, how will he pick up the Steel Serpent mantle? There have been a few theories about this. One of the more popular amongst Marvel fans follows the Immortal Iron Fist comic series. The theory posits that Madame Gao is actually the Crane Mother, who will choose Davos as her Immortal Weapon in the Tournament of Heavenly Cities, after giving him similar powers to Iron Fist's.
Another theory is that Davos will simply take on the Steel Serpent after Madame Gao's packets of heroin, which wouldn't be nearly as interesting for Season 2 of Iron Fist. However, Marvel fans will more than likely brush the origin story aside if it means that Davos and Danny Rand are going to be battling it out throughout Season 2. Regardless, Madame Gao will play a part in the Steel Serpent story in some way or another, so it will be interesting to see where the show takes this storyline.
Since Iron Fist is promoting Season 2 ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, we could end up seeing Steel Serpent by the end of the week, or at the very least, a better tease. Iron Fist Season 2 stars Finn Jones as Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, Sacha Dhawan as Davos, Ramón Rodríguez as Bakuto, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, and Simone Missick as Misty Knight. Season 2 will also introduce Alice Eve in a mystery role. While we wait for more information in regard to Steel Serpent, you can check out the Iron Fist Season 2 teaser video below, thanks to the Iron Fist Twitter account.