Casting continues for Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series Iron Fist, with Game of Thrones actress Jessica Henwick signing on to play the female lead Colleen Wing, longstanding ally of the title character. Another of Marvel’s 1970s Kung Fu-inspired characters, Colleen Wing is the daughter of a Chinese American New York City professor and a Japanese mother. In the comics Wing was raised in the tradition of Samurai. A skilled martial artist and sword user, she’s often portrayed as a private investigator/superhero similar to other characters from Marvel’s growing line of Netflix shows and is closely connected not only to Iron Fist but to Luke Cage, whose own series debuts on Netflix this fall. Colleen Wing debuted in 1974 on the pages of Marvel Premiere.
Marvel’s Iron Fist stars fellow Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones as Danny Rand, who returns to New York City after having been missing for several years. A Kung-Fu master with ability to summon the mystical power of the Iron Fist, he fights crime and other, more shadowy forces.
Henwick portrayed Nymeria Sand, one of the “Sand Snakes” during the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Her other credits include the television series Fortitude and Silk, and she had a minor role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as X-wing pilot Jess Testor.
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