Hot off the back of Luke Cage‘s recent critical acclaim in the wake of its Netflix debut, the final piece of Marvel’s online streaming puzzle has been completed via the New York Comic Con reveal of the first trailer for Iron Fist.
While it doesn’t delve too deeply into the main plot or give us much in the way of psychological insight to the title character himself, it does show us what we can expect: lots of superpowered punching through walls, more ace corridor fights (Netflix seems to have this down to a tee), and even more angst and self-doubt – again, a Marvel Netflix staple.
All throughout, we get extended glimpses of the main players: Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing; Lewis Tan’s Zhou Cheng, and Tom Pelphrey and Jessica Stroup’s Meachum siblings, Ward and Joy, in addition to a CGI-tastic showcase of Danny Rand himself (played by Game Of Thrones‘ Finn Jones) using his abilities on some unknown enemies.
While it all looks quite impressive, we’re still waiting to see what the angle is. Daredevil showed a man attempting to reconcile his own demons with his quest to save his neighbourhood; Jessica Jones saw a victim striking back against her abuser before he caused even more damage, and Luke Cage was all about the not-so-little man fighting back. Superficially, Iron Fist doesn’t seem all that far removed from a certain Dark Knight’s origin tale. Then again, we’re sure there’ll be more to it: Marvel’s Netflix output hasn’t failed us yet.
Read the synopsis and watch the first trailer for Marvel’s Iron Fist below:
Billionaire Danny Rand (Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
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