"Iron Fist" Lead actor blames poor reviews on Donald Trump

Peter Castro
March 17, 2017

When asked about what changes Danny undergoes between the two shows, Jones offered this: "By the end of Iron Fist, you get a better idea of where his head's at".

It's kind of like the experience you'll have watching "Iron Fist". The nation's critics warmed quickly to the various Marvel/Netflix shows, with "Daredevil", "Jessica Jones" and "Luke Cage" all scoring well cumulatively on MetaCritic.com (75, 81 and 79, respectively), and registering as fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

While the "Iron Fist" character is a white male in the original comic books, critics and viewers have stated the role should have gone to an Asian actor.

A young boy loses his wealthy parents, receives spiritual guidance and martial-arts training in the Far East, then returns home to right various wrongs and restore order in the big city - it's a familiar superhero origin-story narrative.

The best way for Marvel/Netflix to punch through that negative energy was to produce the best Iron First story possible for a live-action adaptation. The plot is being kept mostly tight-lipped, except for Sigourney Weaver's casting, but Finn admitted in an interview that Danny would be the one who brings the Defenders together for the show.

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Iron Fist is anchored by Danny Rand's (Finn Jones) struggle to reconcile his own identity with his role as the Iron Fist, a hero destined to destroy the Hand, an ancient order of ninja assassins whose nefarious endgame remains frustratingly opaque.

Netflix started off in 2015 with "Daredevil", a gritty, pitch-perfect rendition of Marvel's street vigilante who protects the citizens of Hell's Kitchen. There was spectacular source material there for the taking. Finally, after years away, an adult Danny returns to New York City to fight crime and reclaim his family's corporate empire. It's a talent that he uses only sporadically in the half-dozen episodes previewed, as Danny girds to battle The Hand, a shadowy organization he has trained his whole life to defeat. The question of "is this really Danny Rand?" permeates the first few episodes.

I find it hard to believe that even a guy who'd spent fifteen years living with monks would be so naïve as to turn up and think his word would be enough to convince people he was back from the dead.

"It's not quite as simple as going 'Oh I wanted to be the Iron Fist, and I'm coming back to NY to get that off you.' It's much more complex". A good thing, too, because a weaker spirit would collapse at the rom-com complication Tara encounters in the pre-credits opener. Colleen Wing is unambiguously great, at least - though if anything she's too jaded to Danny's plight. If you watched the other three Marvel series produced by Netflix, And that you are looking forward to the Defenders series - like us - the viewing of Iron Fist seems inevitable to understand how this fourth superhero was born. "Daredevil" fans know Madame Gao is a powerful drug lord who often speaks in riddles. He was imbued with the power of the Iron Fist, absorbing some of Shou-Lao's power.

You're probably wondering about that yellow mask and green suit from the comics, right? They just drift around in the show's squishy protoplasm, undeveloped fragments of a real TV series bouncing off each other and spinning into the abyss.

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