Netflix is back with yet another Marvel superhero show based on a character that the casual viewer probably doesn’t know a whole lot about: Iron Fist.
Thankfully, with the groundwork of those other three shows already laid and a trailer that looks fantastic it appears that Netflix is about to have yet another superhero hit on their hands with Marvel’s Iron Fist starring Finn Jones.
For those unfamiliar with Iron Fist, here is a little synopsis of the show via Wikipedia…
Danny Rand returns to New York City, after being missing for fifteen years, to reclaim his family company. However, when a threat emerges, Rand must choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.
And some background on who Danny Rand/Iron Fist is…
A billionaire Buddhist monk and martial arts expert proficient in kung-fu, with the ability to call upon the power of the Iron Fist.
Jones described the character as “someone struggling to find his identity”, explaining, “He’s a superhero with a real heart but has spiritual elements as well. I think…there’s this [contradiction] of on one hand he’s from a very wealthy family, he’s a billionaire, on the other hand he’s been in this world of K’un-Lun for a long time where he’s learned kung fu and buddhist philosophy.”
Jones, an orphan like Rand, was able to understand “that need for something more…that loneliness that Danny feels,” given Rand lost his parents at the age of ten and for the last 15 years has been living under harsh conditions in a monastery.
Jones continued, “Danny gets really stressed and really pissed off sometimes, and I understand that. I think it’s the alienation aspect, but also that optimism. I understand Danny’s optimism and where that comes from.”
Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb noted that Rand is younger than Marvel’s other Defenders, and that he “has a certain kind of optimism and hope about him that brings a certain thing to” the team.
Sounds pretty badass to me. Count me in.
Marvel’s Iron Fist premieres on Netflix on March 17, 2017 at 12:01am PT.