Finn Jones punched his way through a wall and into fans’ hearts in the first teaser for Netflix’s upcoming kung fu collaboration with Marvel, Iron Fist, which released last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. Danny Rand has been a fan-favorite among Marvelites for over forty years now, and a rich mythology has been built up around him since Roy Thomas and Gil Kane created him for a story in Marvel Premiere #15, but it’s still unclear what parts of that history the live-action version will take inspiration from.
Only a handful of actors have been announced for the show, such as David Wenham playing Harold Meachum, Danny’s father’s business partner, and Daughter of the Dragon Colleen Wing being played by Jessica Henwick, but we’ve yet to hear about any villains or other superpowered characters that might be popping up. This is fairly standard behavior for Marvel, and for these Netflix shows in particular, who’ve kept their plots and casts largely under wraps until the episodes are released.
That leaves me to guess and hope at some of the great Marvel characters that might be going a few rounds with the Living Weapon, or suiting up to fight alongside him. Some are longshots, some are near-certainties, and some we’ve even seen onscreen already in Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but all of them are worthy of getting in on the action when Iron Fist drops on Netflix in 2017.
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