Iron Fist undoubtedly had its fair share of criticism and malign upon its release on Netflix, even though there are bigger reasons likely in play leading to a lack of plans for Danny Rand or any of the other The Defenders characters to be rebooted at this time. This means dozens of actors from these series that are available to potentially take on new roles within the franchise, and it’s exciting to see Jessica Henwick so enthusiastic about a potential comeback.
In a new exclusive from Comic Book Movie, Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick was asked if there were any particular roles she’d be open to taking on given the right opportunity with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After portraying Colleen Wing in Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Defenders on Netflix from 2017-2018, Henwick gave this insight on a potential new role in the MCU.
“Gosh, I don’t know. I’d love to return to the Marvel Universe, and it was really important to me seeing how many children would look up to those characters. For them to get representation and say, ‘Oh my God, a female superhero,’ or ‘Wow, an Asian superhero.’ That was such a wonderful moment as an actor, and I would definitely do it if the project was right and the character was right.”
Her portrayal of Colleen Wing helped keep Iron Fist grounded and she was regarded as one of the bright spots of the series by fans worldwide. With so many new superhero roles on the way for Phase 4 and beyond, specifically with a new focus on Asian heroes in films like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, there should be plenty of opportunity for Henwick to take on a bigger role in the franchise with the right opportunity.