Actor Finn Jones, who plays the closeted gay character, Ser Loras Tyrell on Game of Thrones, will be the Iron Fist aka Danny Rand on the upcoming Iron Fist Netflix series. This was recently announced on Entertainment Weekly. This is good and bad depending on how you look at it. Many fans were hoping that an Asian man would play this role. Asians, like many other ethnicities, are sorely missing from the Marvel Universe.
But Finn Jones is a great actor himself and this is still wonderful news to hear that the series will be made. With any luck, he will make a cameo appearance on Luke Cage’s show. Especially being that both of these guys have a very strong bromantic relationship that has last for years in the comic book universe.
If you are unaware, Iron Fist, also known as Danny Rand, is a martial arts professional that has special abilities from putting his fists into the dragon Shou-Lao the Undying. He was trained by Lei Kung the Thunderer. Think of him as being able to focus his chi into powerful fists, capable of breaking and destroying objects with no harm to himself. His character has been portrayed differently depending on the writer and the series that he is a part of. In the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series, he is very serious and acts as an experienced Asian monk. In the current comic book, he is an impulsive character that’s more interested in self gain.
The seeds for Iron Fist’s origin have been planted in the first season of the Netflix Daredevil series. You have to listen closely to a couple characters and see the actions of one. Hint, look at Madame Gao’s character. Speaking of Daredevil, have you seen the newest trailer for Season 2? It has Elektra in it! I’m so fracking excited for this new season! The season starts on March 18, 2016. And just one more Gif of Finn being gay on Game of Thrones.