The second season of the American web series Iron Fist, which is based on the Marvel Comics character with the same name follows Danny Rand aka Iron Fist. Finn Jones stars as Rand, who is stepping up to be the protector of the New York following the events of The Defenders, with Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, and Sacha Dhawan also returning from the first season to star. They are joined by Simone Missick and Alice Eve. The new season was dropped almost a week ago and the critics and fans both are having mixed feelings about the show. The reviews so far have been mixed but still, the improvement has been made in terms of widening the universe through various connections. (Major Spoilers Ahead)
The fans got some chill after they saw a very well detailed callback to the events from the Avengers: Age of Ultron in a pretty good manner as the second season of Iron Fist introduces a new character with a name, Mary Walker which is played by Alice Eve.
Comic fans surely know about this deadly assassin as she has a disorder of split personality. Though her one side is so gentle and loving, the other side consists of a spy with millions of moves in her pocket. When we watch the episodes, we get to know that Mary is a friendly artist who becomes friends with Danny and Colleen. On the other side, it’s Walker who is a former operative of Special Forces and is now working for Joy Meachum and Davos to watch Danny Rand.
Later in the season, Walker forces Ward Meachum to bring back her military file from the shackles in exchange of which she’ll save Joy from Davos. With time we learn that Walker’s Special Forces brutally failed during a mission in Sokovia. The Sokovians raped Walker a lot of times, with brain-damaging torturing techniques, and then saved her for the last breath, only to rape her again and again.
During a thunderstorm, a mental breakdown happened to Walker which changed her into two personalities. One of those personalities slaughtered the whole camp but she didn’t remember a thing about the slaughter of Sokovians.
The thing which was left unclear was the time of Mary Walker’s unit being deployed in Sokovia. Now, maybe it happened before the Age of Ultron and could be done by EKO Scorpion, Helmut Zemo’s Sokovian converts a killing member of the team. But, the sequel of Avengers has provided a picture of Sokovia already being torn-apart before the intervention of the superheroes. But, in the next season of Iron Fist, we can surely predict that a big part of Mary’s story will be on the table for us and maybe then things will become much clearer.
The second season of Iron Fist received a 50% approval rating from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 4.95 out of 10 based on the feedback of 30 reviews. On September 7, 2018, Rotten Tomatoes revealed that the second season of Iron Fist broke the Tomatometer record with “the biggest sophomore bump”, up to 33% over the prior season. The website’s critical consensus reads,
“Better action scenes and tighter pacing elevate Iron Fist’s second season, but it remains a lesser light among MCU shows.”
Fans are waiting for the next season of Iron Fist as the suspense at the end of the season left people biting their nails. If we talk about the possible release date of Iron Fist’s next season then without any official announcement we can predict the things on the base of the gap between the two seasons.
The first season came out in March 2018 and the second season has been out and running in September 2018. So, we can say that season three is going to be out somewhere close to March 2020. But, there are a lot of shows coming up before that for the fans as The Punisher season two, Luke Cage season three, Daredevil season three, and Jessica Jones season three are all on the line for the fans. But sadly, don’t expect The Defenders to come for a while.