'Iron Fist' co-creator defends Netflix show, says hero is not 'Oriental'

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Most importantly, there's just about enough in there to justify Iron Fist's existence as a member of The Defenders.

Roy Thomas created the character Iron Fist, a.k.a Danny Rand, over four decades ago.

By the third episode, most Netflix users had all but given up on Iron Fist, with a measly 5.7% of the Netflix population making it this far.

Fans thought Marvel should have cast an Asian-American actor.

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Marvel's Iron Fist has been getting a lot of attention lately, but probably not the kind that Netflix would want.

"If they wanted to kill off white Iron Fist and come up with one who wasn't Caucasian, that wouldn't have bothered me, but neither am I ashamed for having made up one who was", he said. Tan has a boatload of TV and film credits; he's also an accomplished martial artist, and son of respected stunt coordinator Philip Tan.so yeah, the kung-fu required to play the Iron Fist would not have been much of a stretch.

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Finn plays Danny Rand in Iron Fist, a white character in the original comics who some critics suggested should be played by an Asian actor to boost diversity. Luke Cage and Iron Fist were good friends in the comics and it is likely they show up in each other's universe off and on after the Defenders concludes.

Since last February, fans have been upset with the casting of Finn Jones in the lead role of a martial arts master.

Thomas says it's "just an adventure story" created during a different era.

"And I said 'Actually Benedict I'm testing tomorrow for [Netflix series] Iron Fist", and he went 'Oh right, ok, great!' And then pulled out his phone and started typing away on his phone. Instead of reusing the same exhausted "fish out of water" narrative that appropriates an often misconstrued culture, Iron Fist could have provided a fresh, much needed perspective. That decision could be made over the coming months - as soon as we know more in regards to the show's future, we're going to let you know here. It's so amusing that you said that about Job because I was just talking to Hoon Lee this morning. Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) is the other stand out, but her character feels underdeveloped and too trope-reliant for a large portion of the season.

"And I went 'Oh!' And he went 'yeah yeah, I've put a good word in for you.' And I said 'Oh no, no, you don't have to do that!' and he went 'No it's my pleasure, I love working with you'". They may not be the most well known team in Marvel, but they got stuff done and were pretty popular for a time. Once he gets to New York City and claims the family business that is rightfully his, he naturally becomes a vigilante superhero.

Meanwhile, the show's fans are all eyes on Jones' appearance in "The Defenders" in hopes of finding clues on what the second season might bring for them, and if there are additional cast members slated to be revealed when the show airs.