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Filming has Wrapped for Marvel's The Defenders

23 March, 2017, 01:36 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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Jessica Henwick, who stars as Colleen Wing on "Iron Fist", wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that, "Oriental is a term used to describe rugs, not people". 'Iron Fist " s decided unwokeness is notable, particularly when Danny lectures Colleen, who is of East Asian descent, on the right way to channel her internal force". With the immortal Iron Fist having just landed on Netflix in his own solo series, Marvel are rebooting the character's adventures on the page with Iron Fist #1, from creators Ed Brisson and Mike Perkins. Thomas would've been fine with that.

There he became the Iron Fist - a once-in-a-generation champion who can make his hand glow with chi and blow stuff up. In addition to overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics, the show has continued to be called out for not casting an Asian-American as the title character, even though Danny Rand was always a white man in the comics. As many have stated, the idea that re-interpreting Iron Fist as an Asian-American man or woman would remove the character's "outsider status" in K'un-Lun is backwards thinking, and these redesigns open up storytelling opportunities regarding the Asian-American experience that just aren't explored in comics or on television. "I didn't consider myself the safeguard of some kind of Caucasian literary standard or anything like that", he added. Well, first of all they're using the quality and acclaim of Iron Fist's Netflix predecessors as a stick to beat it with. If somebody had suggested, "You want to make it so he's Asian?" "Like Danny's character. I understand him very well". Tam told Vulture that he had auditioned multiple times and had discussed his availability before Marvel went with Jones. Strange. However, in Netflix's case, and in order to utilize all of their original Marvel series, The Defenders will be the four big superheroes of Netflix for now. "[It's] a really interesting female/male relationship, I think". But with dozens of hours of screentime across two series you'd think, we'd have more answers than we do.


It really sounds like Tan has a take on what his Danny Rand could've been like, and it's a fun thought exercise to wonder how this project might've turned out with someone other than Finn Jones in the lead role. I don't think Luke Cage had one of these, but I'm pretty sure the other three Netflix MCU seasons had one each. None of the shows were flawless, after all, and Iron Fist hasn't yet become the chore that Luke Cage and Jessica Jones became in their second halves.

If the real Iron Fist doesn't show up by the end of Season 2, fans may not ask for a Season 3. I hope people can watch the show before making judgments. "We actually talk about those issues and we try to address them, rather than just being the white savior and coming in and going, 'Oh, Danny's gonna take care of everything!'" Still, the series doesn't contain many acknowledgments about race.

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