Wenham — whose credits include “The Lord of the Rings” movies and “300” — joins previously announced star Finn Jones, who will play the title role of Danny Rand/Iron Fist. Jessica Henwick also co-stars as Colleen Wing.
Wenham will play Harold Meachum, based on the character from Marvel’s comics. Described as a ruthless corporate leader, Harold was partners with the parents of Danny Rand (Jones) at the time of their deaths. The role he plays in Danny’s past and future will be revealed over the course of the series.
“Marvel’s Iron Fist” follows Danny Rand as he returns to New York City after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
“Dexter” alum Scott Buck will serve as showrunner.
Up next, Wenham will be in the Weinstein Company’s “Lion,” opposite Nicole Kidman, and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”