A Geek’s Reaction to the Full Iron Fist Trailer


Netflix and Marvel release a full Iron Fist trailer ahead of the March debut

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe is an ambitious idea that just keeps expanding. Originally, it all seemed tightly connected, but then it started branching off into different directions, creating these little pocket continuities inside the overall MCU. My favorite piece of the pie has been The Defenders corner on Netflix which has so far produced what I consider the best superhero television shows of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.

Now the final Defender has just shown up in his first full length trailer! Up to this point, it has been little bits and teases of Iron Fist, starring Game of Thrones’ Finn Jones, but here we see him in full on action. Check that video out below:

Madame Gao is probably one of the most mysterious characters in the Defenders universe, and she’s been teased as being part of Iron Fist’s story since Daredevil season one. We again see the Steel Serpent mark, which she’s been using for her heroin but I’m really curious to see what else she may have mixed into the substance. There’s something else going on there.

We also know that Danny Rand is supposed to know more about what’s going on then the other Defenders so I think this series will tie-in more closely to the team-up event due sometime later this year. With the character back in New York and it looks like at least somewhat in charge of his father’s company, I wonder if he’ll be the Defenders’ version of Tony Stark. Someone has to bankroll the team, right?

I like the flavor this series seems to have and the quick shots of fighting look like they’ll be fantastic. This is the first of the four series with a visual power to show off and I love how they’ve depicted the Iron Fist power.

These series have been using music to distinguish themselves and Iron Fist looks like it’s going more for a dubstep or trap style of music which relates it a bit closer to Luke Cage than any of the other series. Considering those two characters’ history together with Heroes for Hire, I wonder if the music choice was a shrewd decision, or whether I’m just reading too much into it.

And of course we have Rosario Dawson once again reprising her role as Claire Temple, and the glue that sticks the Defenders together. At this point she’s probably been in more episodes than any of the other main characters, weaving in and out of their storylines. I can’t help but worry that the character’s days are numbered when the Defenders hits the small screen.

Iron Fist will premiere on Netflix on March 17, 2017.

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist. Marvel’s Iron Fist premieres March 17, 2017 exclusively on Netflix.

About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.