If there was one word to describe the upcoming season of Marvel's Iron Fist, showrunner Raven Metzner said that it would be "evolution."
"I think it's the best way to describe it," Metzner told fans during Saturday's Netflix panel discussion at the AsiaPop Comic Con. "I think you're going to see all these characters in new and interesting ways and be pushed to places in ways we haven't pushed them yet before, both emotionally and also in interesting and cool action sequences."
The Iron Fist series revolves around Danny Rand/Iron Fist, who returned to New York City to reclaim his family's company after he had gone missing for several years.
In Season 2, Danny becomes the protector of downtown New York City, fighting crime using his martial arts skill and the ability to summon the mystical powers of the Iron Fist.
Actor Finn Jones said that one of Danny's struggles would be balancing his vagabond life with his domestic life with girlfriend (and badass) Colleen Wing. But unlike the first season, this time he was "more confident, more sure of himself."
Metzner also pointed out that after the events of Marvel's The Defenders, which brought Iron Fist, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones together as a superhero team, Colleen is left to figure out what it means to be a warrior.
"Colleen has a phenomenal story this year," he emphasized.
"It sort of left her in the position that had her questioning everything about herself. What does it mean to be a warrior? What does it mean to hold a sword? How can she be good, how should she be good? So I think we'll find her in a really interesting place this year," he added.
Season 2 will also bring in a new villain played by Alice Eve: Typhoid Mary. One of Marvel's most dangerous assassins, she suffers from dissociative identity disorder and switches from a normal girl to a killer.
With the promise of evolving characters, and an introduction of an exciting new villain, Iron Fist seems to have a lot in store for fans this upcoming season.
If Finn is to be believed, it's going to be "really awesome." — DVM, GMA News
The first season of Iron Fist is now streaming on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/ironfist.