Referred to by the code name Kick, Jones initially thought the show had something to do with
football (“I don’t really like football”), before realizing the audition was
for one of Marvel’s superheroes. Upon reading the character description of
Danny Rand, a billionaire Buddhist monk and martial arts expert with the ability
to conjure the powers of the Iron Fist, Jones’ apprehension quickly turned into
excitement. “The more I read it, the more it deeply sunk into me. At that
moment, I was like, ‘F**k, this is the one,’” he says.