New Villains Will Shake Things Up for Danny in ‘Iron Fist’ Season 2

Lauren Gallaway
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Danny Rand is the Immortal Iron Fist, and he’s nowhere near done protecting New York City from viable threats in Iron Fist Season 2.

The last we saw Danny, he was teaming up with Luke Cage to investigate Bushmaster. Luke and Danny first met during the events of The Defenders, which aired last summer. Danny will return to crime-fighting duty this Fall, as new threats arise against him. One threat will be a newcomer, one will be a familiar face. Let’s jump into Season 2’s premiere date and which baddies will be facing off against Danny this season.

Iron Fist Season 2

Iron Fist Season 1 ended with Danny defeating Harold Meachum and removing the Hand from Rand Enterprises. Throughout the season he had to acclimate to wealth, power, and the fast-pace lifestyle of New York City.

Despite his wealth, Danny was far from the MCU’s version of Bruce Wayne. He was more like the Hulk, in a way — reluctant, reclusive, and humble. He did reclaim his family’s company however, which left the Meachum’s without their wealth or prowess.

Since Iron Fist Season 1 and the events of The Defenders, Danny has settled down in New York with Colleen Wing. Together they are funding medical research projects and helping their friends when they can. For instance, they gave Misty Knight her bionic arm in Luke Cage Season 2.

When Iron Fist Season 2 picks up, Danny should have a better sense of running Rand Enterprises. He should also have some leads on who destroyed K’un L’un. He will also be poised to meet Mary Walker, a woman with multiple personalities, also known as Typhoid Mary.

Meet Typhoid Mary

Iron Fist Mary

It was announced during San Diego Comic-Con that Star Trek Into Darkness alum Alice Eve will be playing Mary Walker. While little was revealed about her role on the series, Mary has a long comic book history.

Mary Walker first appeared in Daredevil #254 in May of 1988, suffering a personality split when Matt Murdock accidentally pushed her out of a window. As Mary, she has no powers. But as “Bloody” or “Typhoid” she can access telekinesis and mind control.

It will be interesting to see why Mary comes to New York City and how her paths cross with Danny Rand. According to a scene shown at Comic-Con, Mary can wield machetes. Did she have some kind of formal training? Mary won’t be alone, too. Someone else will be in pursuit of Danny in Season 2.

Davos Returns

Iron Fist Davos

During Season 1, Danny and Davos were like brothers. Davos swore to be Danny’s right hand, as long as Danny stood watch at the gates of K’un L’un. Throughout the season, Davos urged Danny to leave New York and return to K’un L’un, but Danny refused to go.

It was Danny’s final refusal that put Davos over the edge. In the final shots of Season 1, Davos met with Joy Meachum and agreed to team up with her, since they both wanted Danny out of the way.

Davos is back in Season 2, and clearly working with Joy, based on the episode photo above. Their partnership means that Joy has a weapon on her side, a weapon who is almost as powerful as Danny himself. This lines up very clearly with Davos’ loyalty in the Iron Fist comics.

Iron Fist Season 2 premieres worldwide on Netflix September 7, 2018.

Lauren Gallaway
TV editor at FANDOM. Creator of The Marvel Report. Journalist, Comic-Con reporter, Podcaster.
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