The character will be another major role for the up-and-coming actress, who also appeared in a small role as an X-wing pilot in the monumentally-successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Acting in a Netflix original series, to say nothing of a Marvel property, will undoubtedly heighten Henwick’s profile.
Cast as the formidable Colleen Wing, Henwick will be appearing opposite series lead Finn Jones, who previously acted alongside her in Game of Thrones. Fans of the action-packed HBO series will likely be amused to see the two carry an action-packed Netflix series on their own:
Apparently the actress, who also had a small role in The Force Awakens, will be playing fan-favorite character Colleen Wing, who along with Misty Knight, fights crime as one of the “Daughters of The Dragon” in the Marvel comics.
The site describes this small screen take on Wing as “a martial arts expert running her own dojo, Colleen will serve as an invaluable ally to Iron Fist, aka Danny Rand”
The following synopsis for the show was also provided:
Iron Fist will open with billionaire Rand returning 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.”
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