Iron Fist, Marvel’s least-loved Netflix series, has been canceled after two seasons.
With pretty poor reception of the first season in 2017 and mixed reactions to its recent second season, the immortal Iron Fist (a.k.a. Danny Rand) will no longer have his own show like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil. Viewers and fans took to the internet to share their starkly contrasting opinions on the cancellation and say their goodbye, including lead actor Finn Jones.
In a heartfelt post on Instagram, Jones shared love and thanks to everyone he worked with and the Iron Fist fans.
Some fans on Twitter shared in his positive sentiments, writing about how much they loved the show and are sad to see it go (and some are hopeful that a hashtag campaign will bring it back from the cutting room floor).
Some fans and critics were in agreement that, while Season 1 was pretty much a flop, the team behind Iron Fist put in a lot of work to make the show better in the second season, so they are bummed to see it go despite it getting better.
The majority of folks on Twitter took the news as a chance to dunk on the show and the fact that the character Iron Fist is kind of a dork.
For many, they saw the cancellation coming a mile away.
The lack of Iron Fist Season 3 gave hope to Marvel fans that this could open up space for a new Marvel show on Netflix, perhaps one focusing on the Daughters of the Dragon (Colleen Wing and Misty Knight, who have both featured heavily in Iron Fist and other Marvel Netflix shows).
We saw a glimpse of the Daughters of the Dragon in action in Luke Cage Season 2 when Misty (Simone Missick) and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) kicked a whole bunch of ass inside a seedy bar. Fans seem primed and ready for the duo to take center stage.
While Iron Fist the show may be over, Iron Fist the character will surely not be going away completely. He should pop up in other Marvel Netflix series.