Marvel's Iron Fist Actor Shares Cryptic Post Amid MCU Return Speculation

By Lauren Rouse Updated:
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A recent social media post by Iron Fist star Finn Jones fueled speculation the actor could be returning as the Marvel character.

Jones first played martial arts master Danny Rand in Netflix's Iron Fist, which ran for two seasons from 2017 to 2018. He also starred in the crossover series The Defenders and made a cameo appearance in Season 2 of Luke Cage.

Iron Fist received poor reviews upon release, and even Jones admitted it "didn't live up to expectations." However, with the Defenders Saga now officially under the Disney+ umbrella, rumors are rife that the Netflix Marvel stars could make a return in the MCU.

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Iron Fist Actor Hints at Possible Return

Finn Jones' recent Instagram Story has an Iron Fist easter egg that could potentially point to a future for the Netflix hero. 

The picture shows the content of Jones' travel bag, which includes an Iron Fist comic book placed prominently on top. The specific comic is Power Man and Iron Fist #125, which is also the final issue in the series (Note: Power Man is the alter ego of Luke Cage). 

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Jones could be a fan of the Marvel hero and is reading the comic for his leisure, but the post comes at a time when rumors are heating up about his character's return. 

Could Finn Jones Return as Iron Fist in the MCU?

When Netflix's Marvel series were canceled in 2019, it was considered the end of the road for the Defenders. This was until Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige surprised everyone by announcing Daredevil: Born Again, a series allowing Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio to reprise their Marvel roles in the MCU.

While a future for the other Netflix Marvel stars hasn't been announced, Finn Jones has made it clear that he would "of course" be eager to return as Danny Rand. He isn't the only Marvel actor who has said this either, with Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter also sharing her enthusiasm to return should the opportunity arise. 

As reported by Comic Book Resources, earlier this month rumors circulated that the plot of the Shang-Chi sequel will involve Danny Rand, but that this version of the character would be the same one that is being introduced in the Eyes of Wakanda animated series

It's unknown right now whether Marvel will bring Jones back for that series, and therefore Shang-Chi 2, or if the studio will cast a new actor. However, this recent post could be the actor dropping a subtle hint that he's ready to return. 

Read more about Iron Fist in the MCU:

How Shang-Chi 2 Sets Up Iron Fist's MCU Return (Theory)

Shang-Chi Easter Egg Connects to Luke Cage & Iron Fist Villain

Iron Fist's Jessica Henwick Hopes to Return to MCU As Another Hero

- About The Author: Lauren Rouse
Lauren Rouse has been a writer at The Direct since the site launched in 2020. She has a huge passion for everything pop culture and currently writes news articles for the Marvel, Star Wars, DC and video game branches.