Iron Fist is an American martial arts expert who has mystical powers that he learned from a far away, ancient land called K’un Lun. This is going to be a tricky character to realize, because he’s a white guy who masters Asian martial arts, plus he’s a mystical figure who dabbles in sorcery, on the same mean streets as Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Let’s hope Jones is up to the task, and they can pull this off.
Iron Fist is set to be the fourth Marvel and Netflix collaboration, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the forthcoming Luke Cage. Scott Buck (Dexter) has been tapped as the showrunner. Marvel plans to eventually unite all its heroes in a series called The Defenders.
In the comics, Iron Fist is Daniel Rand, who at age of 9 travels with his family from New York to a lost mystical city called K’un-L’un. After some tragic twists of fate, Rand is adopted by the city’s ruler and taught advanced martial arts and the mystical power of the Iron Fist. As an adult, Rand returns to his native New York and begins a career as a superhero.