In case your are not familiar with Iron Fist, the Netflix synopsis should get you up to speed:
Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.
If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, you can check it out below:
Now, we knew Iron Fist would focus on martial arts and the more mystical elements, but we could not have imagined how clear they were going to make it. The Netflix Marvel shows are set within the MCU but also try to be more real-world and adult. While Iron Fist will undoubtedly continue to fit in with Daredevil, Jessica Jones & Luke Cage, this series looks like it has a little more creative license to play on Danny Rand’s super powers.
As the tagline in the trailer reads, ‘The Final Defender Arrives’, and boy does this trailer pack one hell of a punch (pun definitely intended).
5 Things From The Trailer:
Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting
This trailer did not hold back on the martial arts, and we look set for a lot of fighting as the series plays out. We have a range of fighters and locations splattered throughout the trailer so if Luke Cage was a little too ‘talkie’ for your taste, expect the action to be cranked up a lot in Iron Fist.
Fighting is a key aspect to Danny’s character and Iron Fist as a whole, so hopefully they won’t hold their punches and truly delivery and some stunning fight scenes with brilliant fight choreography.
Ain’t Nothing But A Family Thing
As exciting as the action scenes looked in this trailer, it will be the relationship between Rand and the Meachum siblings that will be just as exciting. Danny’s return has ruined the plans of both Joy and Ward, and while Joy will be more welcoming to Danny, don’t expect the same from Ward. He will be very much his dad’s pawn in the series. The brutal, harsh world of business may not suit Danny, and clashing with his childhood acquaintances will make for captivating storytelling.
Bad Guys (Old & New)
David Wenham looks like he is going to be on the same level as Kilgrave in terms of his ‘bad guy’ status. While he has no powers, Harold Meachum is a ruthless businessman and doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty when things come to a head. We see him blood splatted and attacking an off-camera victim in the trailer which backs this up. Expect a multilayered and complex antagonist who will push Rand to the very brink of his humanity.
We also see Wai Ching Ho reprising her role from Daredevil as Madame Gao. She will no doubt be helping Meachum from the shadows. She also serves as another tie-in to Hell’s Kitchen along with another recognisable character, who we will talk about next…
(Not) Night Nurse
While it’s highly unlikely she will ever become the Night Nurse we know from the comics, Claire Temple is back once again to tie in Iron First to the rest of the Netflix shows. While she was very much a supporting character in Jessica Jones and Daredevil, she took on a much more larger role in Luke Cage.
How much time she will have in Iron Fist remains to be seen, but you can bet she will be there to offer important information to Danny. As well as name drop a blind lawyer friend shes knows, because why break a habit of a life time?
We also know that Carrie-Anne Moss will appear as Jeri Hogarth in a guest role to help Danny at some point in the series.
It’s All In The Fist Baby
BOOM, shake shake the room! Danny Rand unleashes a furious fist attack taking out all in it’s path. Be it man or stone, nothing could withstand the power of the Iron Fist!
This was the perfect final shot to end the trailer on. You had the story setup, you introduced the characters, now unleash the power and go out with a bang.
We are so ready for Iron Fist!
Marvel’s Iron Fist premieres March 17, 2017 exclusively on Netflix UK.
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