Depending on how much you enjoyed/disliked Iron Fist, prepare for some bad/good news. A month after the second season landed on Netflix, the decision has been made to call time on Iron Fist with the season two finale now serving as a series finale.
In a joint statement from Marvel Television and Netflix has this to say about the cancellation.
“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew, and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership, we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal ‘Iron Fist‘ will live on.”
Based on the final line of the statement, speculation is rife that Iron Fist could be revived on Disney's streaming platform at some point in the future. While that is a distinct possibility, you have to question if Iron Fist is worthy of continuing in its current iteration. I'll be the first the say that the second season is a vast improvement on the season one. That said, it's easily the weakest of the Marvel/Netflix shows, and if any of them were going to get the chop, I'd rather lose Iron Fist over the others.
There are still a plethora of flaws with season two that prevent Iron Fist from being something special, but at least there were only ten episodes to get through opposed to the overstretched thirteen installments from the first run. Following his guest spot on Luke Cage, it remains unclear if Finn Jones' Danny Rand will pop up in Daredevil, or Jessica Jones' forthcoming new seasons.
Daredevil returns to Netflix on October 19.