Earlier this month a rumour surfaced from Bleeding Cool suggesting that Marvel was struggling with development on Iron Fist, and could potentially pull the plug on Danny Rand’s Netflix series. While the initial report seemed suspect – especially as Bleeding Cool’s previous rumour about Marvel scrapping the Inhumans movie was swiftly dismissed – Peel the Orange is now claiming that Marvel is considering swapping Iron Fist for a series based around Jon Bernthal’s Punisher.
“Marvel can’t quite seem to figure out how to put Iron Fist into the equation and time is running out,” reports the site. “They’re very pleased with how Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle for Season 2 of Daredevil and know that the fans have a great appreciation for the character. They also know that a Punisher series would be much cheaper and more marketable. They have a contract with Netflix and have to do something. It appears that for this phase of shows, time is running thin for Iron Fist.
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Now, this could be little more than speculation, and should be firmly filed as a rumour for the time being but if it is true, how would you feel about a Punisher series as opposed to Iron Fist? Let us know in the comments below…