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Luke Cage just dropped on Netflix and New York Comic Con was this week which can only mean one thing.
We have new trailer for Iron Fist.
Check it out below.
The last Defender in Netflix’s lineup will be Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist, and recently Netflix announced Iron Fist will premiere on March 17, 2017. Iron Fist will follow the story of Danny Rand (Fin Jones) whose billionaire parents died in a plane crash. After being missing for the past 15 years, Danny returns to his home in New York City to try and reclaim his parents’ company. During the time he was missing, Danny was training in the Himalayan city of K’un-Lun to harness the power of the Iron Fist, an ancient and mystical power.
When Netlix and Marvel announced Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) had been cast as Iron Fist, a war broke out on Twitter. Some fans thought the casting of a British actor in the role of a martial artist was more Hollywood whitewashing and an Asian actor should play Iron Fist. On the flip-side, fans felt the casting more accurately represented the original character from the comics since Danny Rand is historically a white American from New York.
At New York Comic Con, Comicbook.com reports Finn Jones addressed the casting controversy:
“What I would say to that is, people should wait, and watch the show before they pass judgment… The comic books were written in the ’70s. 1970s was a very different world to 2016, and we’re going to reflect that. We have an incredibly diverse cast; incredibly talented. What I would say to that is, wait until you’ve seen the show, and then pass judgment, before you make comment, because people will be very, very, very pleasantly surprised with what we’re doing in the show.”
While we wait for the series to premiere so we can pass our judgement on the casting choice, Jones also elaborated on how Iron Fist will be different from Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Finn Jones told MTV,
“I think Danny’s trying to figure out who he is throughout the first season. He’s a lost soul. He’s a 25-year-old boy who’s never had a real childhood, a real adolescence. He suffered an incredible tragedy when he was 10 years old. He grew up in a monastery as an orphan, under very harsh conditions for 15 years, and when he returns to New York, he’s trying to discover himself… He’s trying to find out who he is and what’s happened to his parents. He’s a very complicated, complex, and troubled dude.”
“But despite all of that, he has this real optimism in him and a naiveté and a purity that a lot of the other superheroes don’t have,” he added. “His innocence is what sets him apart.”
So far, every single Netflix Marvel original series has felt completely different. Daredevil was the more traditional superhero story of a young man who is involved in some sort of accident which gives him some sort of ability, loses his parents, and then has a mentor who teaches him martial arts. Jessica Jones was a statement about sexual assault, abuse, and PTSD. And Luke Cage was also a statement about race and racial stereotypes. Iron Fist in many ways feel more similar to Daredevil as a more traditional superhero story, but I’m eager to see how, as Jones explains, it will differ from the other Marvel shows on Netflix.
Iron Fist will premiere on Netflix on March 17, 2017. Will you be watching?