Is Ryan Phillippe Up for Marvel’s Iron Fist?

UPDATE: Phillippe has taken to Twitter to clarify his comments. “I have no real marvel news other than an upcoming meeting,” he writes. “Sorry to disappoint fans thought there was more to it. there is no story there.” The original story follows:

Of the four “Defenders” that will appear on Marvel’s Netflix shows, three have been cast with Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, and Mike Colter as Luke Cage. Remaining is Danny Rand, AKA the Immortal Iron Fist, and perhaps a candidate has come forward.

Speaking with Howard Stern, actor Ryan Phillipe revealed that he’s been in discussions with Marvel.

“Marvel is interested in talking about a Netflix series, possibly. The Daredevil series is great.”

No showrunner has been hired for the series as of yet, and no time table for its release has been made official, but with the other Defenders already in place it’s only a matter of time before the living weapon joins their ranks. Check back here for more information on the story as it develops.

Recently appearing in “Secrets and Lies,” Phillippe has also appeared in “Damages,” The Lincoln Lawyer, and MacGruber

Created by Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, and Bill Everett, Iron Fist is among the many master martial artists having grown up in the immortal city of K’un-Lun. Heir to the Rand Corporation, Danny uses his family’s wealth to help the poor in New York City. Danny has also been a consistent ally for Luke Cage as the pair started the Heroes for Hire business together.

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