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[Television] Marvel finds its Iron Fist

We know that Marvel and Netflix are working on an Iron Fist series, and now we know who will play the man who has fists like unto a thing of iron!

There were hopes that Marvel and Netflix would cast an Asian actor in the lead role, but Variety reports Game of Throne actor Finn Jones will play Danny Rand.

“Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” said Marvel’s head of TV, Jeph Loeb, who will also serve as an exec producer on the series with Buck. “We always look for the most creative minds in the field to help us bring our heroes to life, and with Scott we’ve found someone that can deliver yet another great series in the ongoing story of ‘The Defenders.’”

So, Spoilerites, what do you think of this casting announcement? Are you ready to see Jones take on the role, or should the search gone on a bit longer?

via Variety

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3 Comments

  1. February 26, 2016 at 10:54 am — Reply

    I really really hope they don’t even try to “Asianize” him. Let him be a white guy that learns martial arts.

  2. February 26, 2016 at 11:26 am — Reply

    It is a disappointment that they didn’t decide to add a splash of color, but I think the other real test, and perhaps more important, is how they work to build a universe that includes asian cultureS and asian peopleS (emphasis on the plural). Iron Fist is going to meet masters, peasants, millionaires, rivals, lovers, and everything in between. So as long as they build those characters as real individuals with actual agency, and not just props, then I think we will have ample opportunity to get what we want.

    Remember some of the most memorable and successful characters are not the main protagonist. Trish Walker (Hellcat) from Jessica Jones and Chewbacca from Star Wars are some examples.

  3. b003
    February 27, 2016 at 7:28 pm — Reply

    Looks like I’ll keep my head buried in comics. Meh.

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