Marvel is really trying hard to capture your TV schedule in the next few years and one of the next popular characters that they are looking to bring in to help achieve this is Iron Fist. We don’t know much about it, who they intend to play the title character or any other input they have about the screen, but now thanks to an interview by Decider with Marvel CCO (Chief Creative Officer) Joe Quesada, we now know a little more about what they want to different with the series to prevent things from becoming a little too similar across the shows.
It will be a different side of Manhattan. We’re not just locking ourselves into Hell’s Kitchen — although a lot of stuff does go on in Hell’s Kitchen.
Its not exactly news, considering that Hell’s Kitchen is such a small neighbourhood and that the comics each take place in different parts of New York anyway and we know Luke Cage is also going to be focused on neighbourhoods outside of Hell’s Kitchen as well. And it is a good thing, as although it is nice to see some overlap to align the shows, it helps when the things look and feel distinct to give each show its own personal character.
Our goal is to provide four different shows that each have their own feel while, again, feeling like they are a part of a whole. Not an easy task, but I can tell you that our team is really fantastic at doing this.
So, in typical Marvel fashion, he isn’t revealing too much – but expect Iron Fist to bring something different than from what we’ve already seen in Daredevil, Jessica Jones or with Luke Cage. The comics largely took place in Chinatown, so expect the TV series to probably take place there or in some environment with a similar vibe to it.
Personally, I think Iron Fist is a great character and although might be one of the lesser known of The Defenders, is perhaps my favourite of the group. He is a character known for his great kung-fu moves and so expect some tightly choreographed fight sequences and loads of ridiculous stunts amidst all of the mayhem on screen and it could certainly be a fun one series to watch just for the action alone.
The second season of Daredevil premieres this Friday in the US on Netflix. Luke Cage premieres on September 30th while Iron Fist will presumably join the lineup in 2017. And I would expect to see some tie-in episodes across all the shows thrown in to put the Defenders together to fight some of the bigger villains that they will face in the city of New York – especially those episodes that take place in Hell’s Kitchen.
Are you looking forward to seeing the Iron Fist make the transition to the small screen?
Last Updated: March 16, 2016