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Marvel considered an Asian American actor for Iron Fist but cast him as a villain instead

There are a lot of things to complain about in regard to Marvel's Iron Fist, and the casting is certainly around the top of that list. Once upon a time, the studio apparently considered side-stepping the whitewashing complaints and looked at an Asian American for the starring gig — then decided to cast Finn Jones anyway.

Marvel adds Lewis Tan as Zhou Cheng on Netflix’s Iron Fist
Oct 11, 2016

While we've yet to hear if Steel Serpent will make his MCU debut in Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist, it looks like Danny Rand will face off against another major comic book villain.