The Netflix adaption of Marvel’s Iron Fist was widely panned for a variety of reasons. The writing and character development bordered on mediocre, the action sequences were bland and our hero simply forgot to put on his costume.
That’s going to change according to lead Finn Jones.
Marvel and Netflix are rolling into The Defenders before they break the unit back into their individual gigs.
So its somewhat expected that Iron Fist will get some spandex shine.
But as stated, Jones spoke up about his wardrobe in an interview with Comic Book Movie.
“It will. And look, I’m not the writer for this show, nor am I the executive producer. So unfortunately these things don’t fall on my head. But from an actor’s distinct perspective, I certainly think that will happen within, hopefully, Season Two.
“I think the way that we’re telling our version of Danny’s story is there’s a real progression. The first season of Iron Fist, he doesn’t even really know what a superhero is, let alone identify himself as one. It’s not until Defenders and when he meets the three superheroes, that he kind of goes, “Oh, you can actually do something with these abilities. You can find a purpose.” Which is exactly what Danny had been struggling to find throughout his whole life.
So towards the end of Defenders, Danny has certainly become a lot more grounded, and driven, and more purposeful character. And I certainly think, moving forward into season two, that superhero outfit would be something that Danny Rand finds extremely alluring, and cool, and after seeing Daredevil in his getup, I definitely think he may be persuaded to find one himself. What it looks like, who knows? I’d like to see a mashup of all of the kind of outfits.”
There is a lot of hope to be found in these comments. The Marvel/Netflix pairing has set the bar really high.
Based on the past, Marvel has earned the right to take another swing at Iron Fist. Let’s hope this next one nails it.
In the meantime, The Defenders: Season 1 is available now on Netflix
Watch: Defenders Trailer