Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones, the star of the latest Marvel Netflix series ‘Iron Fist’, spoke with Entertainment Weekly (on reddit) to talk about playing Daniel Rand on the highly anticipated new show:
“I’ve always dreamed of a role that bridged spiritual discipline and badass superhero. There’s a contradiction in those elements that’s going to be very fun to play.”
When compared to Marvel’s other popular Netflix shows ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Iron Fist’ certainly seems like it is going to be the most different from anything we’ve seen Marvel do previously. With ‘Daredevil’, there is a slight sense (pun intended) of realism in the body heightening Matt Murdock’s other senses to compensate for his loss of sight, and in ‘Jessica Jones’ the story showed us that her increased strength is the result of a lab experiment. Killgrave’s powers could definitely be seen as more mystical and therefore opens the door for more mystical abilities, like those that Daniel Rand possesses, to be introduced into the Marvel universe. The more spiritual and mystical powers will certainly be put to good use if the characters from the Netflix shows turn up in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.
The official synopsis for ‘Iron Fist’ is as follows…
Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
Entertainment Weekly also elaborated on the plot of the new show…
After his family meets a tragic fate while on expedition in China, a young Rand is adopted by the people of the mystical lost city of K’un-Lun, where he’s taught a magical fighting style. Years later, he returns to New York to fight crime.
No official release date has been announced by Marvel but rumours suggest that it will debut in the first few months of 2017.
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Source: Cosmic Book News