Marvel defends casting white actor for Iron Fist role

Marvel's Iron Fist Trying to go beyond the

Netflix has released it's latest web offering Iron Fist on March 17, 2017 for audiences worldwide. While other Netflix Marvel shows have taken their time in their reveals, we usually get a bit more than this in the early stages. It's ironic, given that numerous people watching the show - and especially those who are unhappy with Jones's casting - will also ask if he is really Danny.

When Finn Jones, 28, was cast as Iron Fist, many fans were outraged. Like Danny, Brit Marling's character Prairie returns to her real-world community after being displaced for many years and undergoing fantastical experiences. What Deadpool did with the movies, these Marvel/Netflix shows are doing for television. And that's a massive problem, when Fox's impressive X-Universe output is reinventing the superhero wheel. Die-hard fans of the series who didn't get a chance to watch it live on The CW will undoubtedly be locking themselves inside their house until they watch that series finale. You can try and widen the scope, telling stories that wouldn't have been seen as doable even five years ago, and have people flock to it. But it's distractingly incongruous in Iron Fist, which follows a subdued, realistic aesthetic with very few comic book elements. It may seem like a far cry from the beginning of the season when Joy was trying to convince her brother that this bearded stranger might be their lost childhood friend, but after all the changes in her life, she now wants the Iron Fist out of the way.

Don't get me wrong. We need these women to hold them up.

Marvel Studios has defended casting former Game Of Thrones star Finn Jones in its new Netflix series after calls for an Asian actor to play the lead role.

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We've reached out to Netflix and Twitch for comment. Well, it's bold in its honesty, we'll give it that.

There are plenty of shows where this costume would go unnoticed. Things don't have to be startlingly new in order to be good.

"I was actually hesitant to get involved with the project at first", says showrunner Scott Buck about getting pitched by Marvel to helm the series. When [Executive Vice-President of Marvel Television] Jeph Loeb explained that it would be about a NY rich kid who loses everything, who struggles to find his way back into life, I thought, 'There's something here. Logan and Legion aim to simply be a damn good final product. "Until we see the full season, we won't know whether the show manages to focus its chi". And the makers have succeeded in making some seriously powerful beasts.

The essence of comics is maintained and adaptation, although with variations, is quite faithful. Logan is a heavyweight western while Legion is a trippy horror series/character study. The Iron Fist is a living weapon, just as in the comics; but crucially, he's a weapon forged to be used against the Hand. And, as Charles Xavier was wont to tell us, every now and then evolution likes to leap forward. Iron Fist, in comparison, is a damp squib. Not only that, his absolute lack of technique, or simply the bad work of choreography, strips of the mystique and martial arts that make Iron Fist something unique also happen to make it a detriment of regurgitated ideas that bring the character to not only something much more massive but also less charming. But on his own, he's just not up to scratch. It's not unusual for a freshman show to take a while to find its footing, but the stakes are high here thanks to the pressure of the upcoming Defenders team-up. And there's a sentence I never thought I'd write.

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