Of all the Defenders, Finn Jones has come in for the roughest ride. Iron Fist, the show in which the 29-year-old Brit stars as fearsomely fisted rich kid Danny Rand, was the last of the solo shows to debut on Netflix, and ran into a barrage of criticism;
Where is Danny when we meet him in The Defenders?
It’s about two months after Iron Fist finishes. He’s a man on a mission now. He’s got the guilt from not being there when K’un Lun was invaded. He’s been travelling around the world with Colleen Wing, trying to track down members of The Hand.
How does he fit into the team?
Danny is the youngest of the group and I think that youth gives him an edge. He’s got an energetic drive to get things done. He’s the strongest voice for a team-up. But he’s reckless as well. He won’t think before he acts. That gets him and the other three into a lot of trouble.
Who is the coolest Defender?
Krysten’s the coolest as a person. Mike’s quite stylish. Me and Charlie are both bums, we come to work in our tracksuits. Mike will come in with a full trilby hat, blazer and shoes. Krysten’s always knitting a jumper, or a dog’s jumper, or something.
Have you watched all the other shows?
The other guys will kill me, but no. I landed the role in February of last year, started filming in March. I haven’t had a chance. I’ve seen the first season of Daredevil, the first three episodes of Luke Cage and the first three episodes of Jessica Jones.
Do you get free Netflix?
Oh yeah. They gave me a nice annual pass. That was very kind of them. Only for one year, though. I’ll see if I can get another one next year.
Who would win in a fight between all four of you?
If shit went down, I think it would be Mike. The dude’s just massive.