Finn Jones is going from knight to superhero.
"Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," and the upcoming "Luke Cage." Marvel is planning to team up all four characters in a superhero-league show called "The Defenders."
In the comics, Iron Fist is a wealthy kid named Danny Rand who acquires martial arts skills when he travels to the mystical Asian city of K'un-Lun. He eventually returns to New York City to fight crime, because, duh, that's what superheroes do.
As EW notes, some fans wanted Marvel to cast an Asian actor in the role, even the character in the comics is white. Others thought it would be stereotypical to feature an Asian as Iron Fist, simply because he engages in martial arts.
It's highly probable that Iron Fist be introduced during the run of "Luke Cage," just as the latter character was introduced in "Jessica Jones." And in the comics, Iron Fist and Luke Cage sometimes worked together as a crimefighting duo.
"Luke Cage" is still in production, and will likely stream late this year. "Daredevil" season 2 premieres March 18.
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