The partnership of Marvel and Netflix will reach its fifth chapter in 2017 with the release of “Iron Fist” and with the 2016 San Diego Comic Con just done, what better time than now to release the first trailer for the highly anticipated series?
Based on the eponymous Marvel character, “Iron Fist” centers on billionaire martial artist Danny Rand, played by “Game of Thrones” star Finn Jones, who returns to New York City after disappearing several years earlier. During his absence, Danny has traveled to the mystical city of K’un Lun, where he becomes a master of kung fu. After defeating the dragon Shou Lao The Undying, he becomes endowed with the power of the “Iron Fist”, granting him superhuman physical abilities and the power to focus his chi into his fist to make it as strong as iron!
Danny’s Netflix series is just the first place where fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will have the chance to see the Kwai Chang-Caine of superheroes. Jones will also reprise his role in the series “The Defenders”, where he’ll be joined by Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, and Mike Colter, who respectively portray Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage in their own solo series on Netflix, in a crossover series described as a “street-level Avengers”. A new teaser trailer for the series has also been released at San Diego Comic-Con, along with one for the upcoming “Luke Cage” series, both of which you can see below.
Danny is also rumored to make an appearance on “Luke Cage”, which absolutely makes sense, given Luke himself debuted on “Jessica Jones” last fall and given the history that both characters hold in the Marvel canon. Danny Rand and Luke Cage each featured for the first time in the pages of Marvel Comics in the early 70’s in their own solo titles, before teaming up in the pages of the new series, “Power Man and Iron Fist” in 1978. Ever since then, they’ve remained the closest of allies and never hesitate to partner up when the time is ripe. And the crossovers don’t stop there – Marvel’s other famed kung fu master, Shang Chi, will reportedly also make his MCU debut on “Iron Fist”.
“Iron Fist” and “The Defenders” are each set to appear for the first time on Netflix next year, while “Luke Cage” will release on September 30th. Stay tuned for more info on Marvel’s and Netflix’s incredible slate of martial arts-laden superhero shows as it arrives and be sure to check out our official reviews of the first and second seasons of “Daredevil”!