Marvel has announced Jessica Henwick, best known as Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones and Jess Testor in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, will be joining the Netflix Original and Marvel show Iron Fist as Colleen Wing!
Colleen Wing is a trained samurai who spent most of her childhood raised and taught by her Grandfarther, Kanji in Northern Japan. Wing is one of Danny Rand’s allies in New York City, they have fought together on many missions, particularly when battling the Kara-Kai Death Cult. She is also one half of the heroes for hire with ex NYPD officer Misty Knight. The character made her comic debut in MARVEL PREMIERE #19 as one of Rand’s first friends after leaving K’un-L’un.
“I’m very excited to have Jessica as our Colleen Wing,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Scott Buck. “She’s shown us that she can bring both a sense of quiet strength as well as an engaging vulnerability to the character.”
“Jessica brings both a youthful vitality mixed with a strong sense of authority crucial to the character,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “And as anyone who’s seen her in ‘Game of Thrones’ can attest, she can throw down with the best of them, making her the perfect Colleen Wing.”
It is unknown yet whether Jones will make his debut as a cameo in upcoming Marvel and Netflix show Luke Cage later this year, if not Iron Fist is scheduled for a 2017 release, which will be followed by The Defenders.