Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ Sets March Netflix Release Date w/ First Look Photo & Teaser
Another super-powered ‘Defender’ is joining Marvel’s rabidly popular Netflix universe and he’ll be here a lot sooner than you’d expect…
Fans of streaming media are likely still pulling all nighters to complete the well-trafficked third installment to the Marvel-on-Netflix universe, Luke Cage… and what a “Sweet Christmas” it has been. The Popularity of the already fan adored ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Jessica Jones’ and now ‘Luke Cage’ series makes Netflix’s latest announcement all the more adulating.
With a teaser trailer and a first look screenshot, the forthcoming fourth Marvel series has officially been set to premiere on March 17, 2017. That’s right, ‘Iron Fist’ places ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Finn Jones in the title role of the mystical martial arts guru on his crusade against crime. The series will chronicle the story of Danny Rand, a man who after gaining mystical abilities during his travels through Asia, returns to the sleepless city of New York to quell evil… and perhaps makes some super new friends.
Of course, Netflix didn’t stop there. Giving fans something beside a date to look forward to, the streaming media behemoth also released a new image of a sans-costume Danny Rand in action… as well as a mysterious teaser trailer.
In the gracefully brutal ‘Iron Fist’ first look picture, you see the martial prowess of Danny Rand (Jones) in full effect as he looks to be amidst converting a pirouette into a critical downward thrusting punch. Judging by the mass of unconscious bodies, presumably all incapacitated by Rand’s “Iron Fist[s],” audiences can expect the new series to have the same action elements Marvel on Netflix viewers have come to appreciate. Given the deeply spiritual element to the “Iron Fist” story, it will be interesting to see what Netflix does with a property grounded a little less in reality.
Watch the new cryptic ‘Iron Fist’ teaser trailer below:
While the series caught some flack for the casting of Jones as Rand earlier on, in some cases hoping the traditionally white character would be rebooted perhaps with an Asian lineage, naysayers sentiments appear to have settled. After another crowd pleasing installment to the Marvel/Netflix super universe, it’s a smart move to push their next installment while fandom is scorching hot.
Just in case you missed it, watch the San Diego Comic Con First Look trailer below: