We do not have long to wait for the next Marvel Netflix series to come out, as Iron Fist premiers in just a little over a month. However, the plot has been kept fairly under wraps with the IMDB synopsis simply reading, "A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist. " I know REDDIT has posted a few spoilers, but nothing has been confirmed, although they did give us a few unreleased promo pics today.
Check out Finn Jones playing Danny Rand (Iron Fist) here:
Jones as Danny Rand appears to be getting prepped for some massive combat here, or perhaps he simply ran late for his yoga class and he is practicing at home.
Ok, if you have ever read my work I think you know where I am going here: This is the one Marvel Netflix series I have almost no interest in. I think Iron Fist is way too similar to Daredevil, they are using a much lesser actor with an almost unknown supporting cast, and I just don't think he compares to the other Marvel characters in scope of power. I get that he is a major Defenders character in the books, but I just do not know if it will translate to the small screen. However, I have been wrong before, and I was actually determined (thanks Ben Affleck) that the first Daredevil season would be miserable, and woo-boy was I wrong. Then I thought, "Jessica Jones, gimme a break," -- wrong again. Next when Punisher joined Daredevil I thought back to some of the failed Punisher movies, and I looked at Bernthal and thought he was simply too small. Nope, he did a wonderful job. Finally, I thought Luke Cage would be awesome, and it actually was great -- up until Cottonmouth bit the dust -- but then the story came to a brutal halt around the mid-point of the series.
Well, judging by my track record, this show will be the most amazing show ever! Here is the actual synopsis for the show, but it gives you little more than the imdb version did:
"Daniel Rand returns 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."
Iron Fist drops on March 17th and features Finn Jones as Danny Rand (Iron Fist), Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Rosario Dawson as The Night Nurse (they HAD to shoehorn her in). I so hope I am wrong, and this show will rock my effing socks off, but I am not holding my breath.
Opinions? Will this show be "like totally awesome" or will it be the worst ever? Wouldn't Jessica Jones own Iron Fist in a battle, or will they make this guy more like the recent versions of the character where is is almighty?
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