My Name is Oliver Queen…I mean Danny Rand. Have you seen the full trailer for Iron Fist? I immediately started to think of CW’s Arrow from this trailer. We got several Iron Fist teasers back at SDCC and back in October, but Netflix/Marvel finally released another full trailer today. Danny Rand is being played by Finn Jones aka, the hot gay dude, Ser Loras Tyrell in Game of Thrones.
If you are unaware of who Danny Rand aka the Iron Fist is, he is the bromantic partner to Luke Cage. In many ways he is even closer to Luke than Cage’s wife, Jessica Jones. I won’t go into their relationship, but Danny learns martial arts from the city of K’un-Lun, which only materializes once a decade. There’s lots of sorcery and aliens and all that stuff that makes it stand out from traditional martial movies. Danny does become a badass fighter and can focus his chi energy into his fist to become even more superhumanly power. He also has healing and some ill-defined psychic abilities as well. I’m sure it will all be touched up in the show at some point.
By the way, Madame Gao shows up in this and I knew she was going to play some part in this series. Daredevil season 2 left off in a way to introduce many other elements into the Netflix series of events. I am sure this will lead into the eventual Defenders team up that many are excited to finally see happen. Iron Fist comes out on Netflix on March 17, 2017.