Jessica Henwick will not only be seen on the hit show Game of Thrones but she has now just been cast as the female lead in Marvel’s Iron Fist. She has landed the coveted role of martial arts expert Colleen Wing in the Netflix series. A martial arts expert running her own dojo, Colleen will serve as an invaluable ally to Iron Fist, aka Danny Rand (Finn Jones), as he returns to his life in New York, according to EW.
In the series, said only to be “coming soon,” Daniel Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years. There he fights the criminal element corrupting the city “with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.”
On Game of Thrones Thrones, Henwick plays one of the Sand Snakes (the whip-cracking Nymeria Sand). She also had a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as X-Wing fighter pilot Jessika Pava. Previously, Henwick starred in the 2010 U.K. series Spirit Warriors, which was considered the first British TV series with a predominately East Asian cast. In the Marvel comics, her Iron Fist character is a saumari who first appears in Marvel Premiere #19 as one of Danny’s first friends after he left K’un-L’un. Quite frankly, she is getting roles in some awesome productions.
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Wing, in the pages of Marvel Comics, is one half of the “Daughters of the Dragon” alongside Misty Knight. She was created in 1974 by Doug Moench and Larry Hama as a martial arts expert who frequently teams with Iron Fist and his own oft-partner Luke Cage. Her specialty is swordsmanship and Japanese martial arts. Iron Fist is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, he first appeared in Marvel Premiere #15.
“Six Feet Under” and “Dexter” veteran Scott Buck will serve as showrunner on Netflix’s “Iron Fist,” which stars Finn Jones in the title role. With “Luke Cage” scheduled for a September 30 debut, it seems likely “Iron Fist” won’t premiere until at least 2017.
Nymeria Sand (often called “Nym” for short) is a recurring character in the fifth and sixth seasons, though she had already been alluded to in Season 4. Nymeria Sand is the second of the eight bastard daughters of Prince Oberyn Martell, known as the “Sand Snakes”.
George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling teeth into the medieval fantasy epic. It’s the depiction of two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men — playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Martin is credited as a co-executive producer and one of the writers for the series, which was filmed in Northern Ireland and Malta.
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Jessica Henwick From Game Of Thrones To Star In Marvel’s Iron Fist