Jessica Henwick from “Game of Thrones” to play female lead in “Iron Fist”


Jessica HenwickProgress is continuing to be made in the Marvel/Netflix land of Iron Fist as io9 has just reported that Jessica Henwick (Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones) has been cast to play Colleen Wing, the leading female character in the upcoming pre-Defenders series.

Henwick, best known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones and as X-Wing pilot Jessika Pava in The Force Awakens, will play Colleen, one of Danny Rand’s oldest friends, and a frequent supporting character in the Power Man and Iron Fist series since her debut in 1974. (And yes, since her Game of Thrones co-star Finn Jones has been cast as Iron Fist, that means the Martells and the Tyrells are more or less teaming up to fight crime in Hell’s Kitchen.)

A samurai-turned-detective, Colleen frequently partnered up with Misty Knight, who we know will be in Luke Cage, played by Simone Missick. Just as Danny and Luke teamed up as the Heroes for Hire, Misty and Colleen started an investigative agency together and became known as the Daughters of the Dragon. If Netflix is looking for an idea for another Marvel TV series to do after The Defenders, they could do much, much worse.
Is Jessica Henwick a good choice for the show? That now makes two Game of Thrones cast members to take up lead roles in Iron Fist, so is there anyone else from the HBO series that you think might serve well in this Netflix series?
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