New ‘Iron Fist’ Set Photo Ready for Combat

13148334_1598107210503434_1511905221_oWe still have a little while to go until Netflix releases their latest, currently filming Marvel series Iron Fist onto their streaming site. But to keep fans’ mouths watering, the first official set photo has been released, teasing Daniel Rand in the action and ready to pounce.

tumblr_o6jbfjw7WB1rov369o1_540The photo, released by GOAT Movie Podcast (via ComicBookMovie.com), showcase our fist-fighting vigilante set to attack….someone. It’s not clear who the immortal martial arts fighter is gearing up to throw fists with, but it’s evident he means business. And Finn Jones, bearded and shabbily dressed in a bathrobe for the part, looks as though he’s going to do just fine in the upcoming hand-on-hand combat scenes. It’s hard to tell how he’ll do just from one or two photos, of course, but this is definitely a promising start.

Production is currently underway in New York City for the upcoming show before its 2017 release, with Scott Buck (Dexter, Six Feet Under) serving as showrunner. It follows Daniel as an orphaned young man who is adopted by the people of the lost mystical city of K’un-Lun and taught a magical fighting style — which he uses when he returns to NYC and fights crime. Also rounding out the cast are Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum and David Wenham as Harold Meachum. Shang-Chi is also rumored to be in the series, but this hasn’t been officially confirmed by either Netflix or Marvel.

This is only the beginning. Expect more to come very, very soon. In the meantime, however, Luke Cage is set to hit the site on September 30th, while on the big screen, Captain America: Civil War finally works its way into theaters this Thursday.

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  • Peter James

    They should have gone with an Asian actor.

    This has “David Carradine cast over Bruce Lee in Kung Fu the TV series” written all over it.

    • Theclaw Yaww

      No iron fist is white in the comics

      • Peter James

        And the Ancient One is an Asian man in the comics being played by a White woman in the movies.
        What’s your point?

        That they can’t change the race of a character from the comics?

        • Theclaw Yaww

          They can buy if there is a white actor that is better for the part they should go with him/her

          • Peter James

            Ah, yes….

            The old “hire the best (white) man for the job” canard.

          • Theclaw Yaww

            Did I say hire a white? No I said IF a white actor is better as the character why not choose him/her if there is 1 thing marvel is amazing at it is casting

          • Veronica

            or Woman

          • Kidflash

            Or maybe the ol’ “hire the actor that had the best audition and would serve the story best” canard

        • Lorenzo Ladogana

          Yeah but the Ancient One in the Doctor Strange is not even the same character from the comics, but another character.

          This is the same Danny Rand from the comics. It would not have any sense to cast an asian guy if the thing it makes him special is that he is an ordinary blonde american raised by a group of (otherwordly relative of the)asians.

          • Veronica

            it was still whitewashed. no excuses for what marvel did, they didn’t wanted a asian anciente one period

          • Lorenzo Ladogana

            Nope, you can’t whitewashed something that is never been of another ethnicity (a new character).

          • Axxell

            I’m not upset about it, but I still think they could’ve cast an Asian american for the role and present him as an outsider in a reclusive community. It can work…unless you’re one of those people who thinks that all Asians are related because of their race…

    • Carl

      Nah, this is true to the original character.

      • Peter James

        Yeah, like the Ancient one, in Dr. Strange….

        Oh wait….

        • Carl

          No, not like that in any way especially considering that The Ancient One is a minor character in Dr. Strange and a typical Asian mystic stereotype.

          • Peter James

            I wasn’t making the comparison on the basis of their level of importance to their respective narratives.

            But good of you to clue us into that.

          • Sarah Brush

            Can I just ask, do you feel like he should be Asian because the character knows Kung fu and honestly I understand the want for an Asian actor, but why are you still complaining, the casting is done and the show is shooting

          • Peter James

            Read my original comment.

            Do you see me stating anywhere that they should change what they already have right now?

            Why are you white people so threatened when someone suggests that maybe our movies and art should perhaps reflect what we look like as a species and the human race as opposed to the only race (….that thinks it’s the only one that matters in this rock of 7 billion souls)?

            You’d almost think that someone had suggested that we take away your right to run the banks, rule the world, tell other nations what to do, plunder lesser peoples….

            Don’t worry you’ll still run the world tomorrow as you always have.

            Relax.

          • Sarah Brush

            Funny thing is, I’m not white and as a poc, I want to see more Poc roles in on TV too. I just asked you a simple question, why complain when half of the cast will be Asian. Funny thing is an Asian actress was cast as Colleen wing, yet no one said anything. We still have Davos, and other Kun Lun citizens too. Shang she is rumored to make an appearance. To me, you’re just glossing over that fact that we might get a Asian supporting cast. Wait till the show comes out Amd watch if it happens. Other wise, there are other things to worry about

          • Axxell

            I’m not concerned about a lack of Asian SUPPORTING cast in the MCU…

        • Zarathos No Daimaōh

          And yet it’s still a minor and support character , and in this instance his culture and ethnicity doesnt shape the plot . Just like a black heimdall or Ben Urich do not matter in the grand scheme

          • Peter James

            >>>”…. and in this instance his culture and ethnicity doesnt shape the plot .

            If it doesn’t matter that much then what’s all the opposition to changing it?

            It’s not like I’m suggesting changing Black Panther’s race.

          • Zarathos No Daimaōh

            I’m saying that it does not matter for the ancient one , like it does with iron fist . I should have said “her” , keep indeed forgetting , they changed the gender too for the ancient one

          • Peter James

            How does Iron Fist’s race shape the plot, exactly?

            Are you telling me there’s no such thing as an Asian American raised in the West and to whom Asian culture and traditions would be completely alien to him?

            Because that seems to be the only point that people are bringing up which has less to do with his race, and more his upbringing and culture (which is distinct from RACE).

          • Zarathos No Daimaōh

            Like i said , he’s integrally part of a the fish-out-of-water narrative trope. It can work with an asian american , but it is honestly easier to portrait , with anyone non asian , be it white , black or any other ethnicity . Might be dumb , but there would be time wasted explaining that he’s trying to recover some long lost culture heritage , or why he’s got not ties to any asian culture . As wrong as it is , it’s something many people would scratch their head over , and hollywood won’t ignore it

            Also Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and other “Iron Fist” runs and stories did touch on the problematic overtones presented by a white character who is better than all Asians at something that had been part of their culture for centuries . I dunno if it’s a theme the serie will address but it’s still part of the books

            And honestly , keeping the original , while still obviously getting some fire , avoid altogether other debates like we see for any character being changed , and the trapping of yet another asian as the token martial artist .

          • Peter James

            >>>”…Like i said , he’s integrally part of a the fish-out-of-water narrative trope. It can work with an asian american , but it is honestly easier to portrait , with anyone non asian , be it white , black or any other ethnicity .”

            So what you’re saying basically is that his race really isn’t pivotal and integral to his character in the story as if would be for say, someone like Black Panther?
            (Which is what I was suggesting)

            ….and that really the only (or at least primary) reason to stick so closely to the original delineation is mostly convenience more than anything.

            Glad to see we can at least agree on that.

          • Zarathos No Daimaōh

            I also forgot an aspect , minor or not . It might still play out in his relationship with Power Man/Luke cage as well … i’ve seen people that think Danny Rand’s white privilege shaming relationship with Luke Cage is essential to his character.

          • Peter James

            “>>>>”….. i’ve seen people that think Danny Rand’s white privilege shaming relationship with Luke Cage is essential to his character.”

            I highly doubt Marvel is going to broach that aspect of his character or race, or their relationship.
            Even in the NetFlix format.

            If there’s one thing that Marvel have steered clear of in all their formats (sans comics) on screen it’s Social commentary and allegories.

            You’re not going to get any ‘District 9’-style social commentary on any of their stories and pieces and really, the closest they came to that was the interplay between Daredevil and The Punisher in Season 2 when they were debating the moral lines crossed as being vigilantes and the limits to which each would cross.

          • Zarathos No Daimaōh

            I think it’s important , but certainly not as much as with Black panther , which literally embodies his country and culture , and the continent’s relations with the world

    • You, have never read the comic, so you shouldn’t opine if you do not know what your talking about.

      • Peter James

        I love the fact that you somehow automatically know I’ve never read the comic, and that therefore (going off of this great “logic”) I shouldn’t opine, if I don’t know what I’m talking about (wait….”if”??? I thought you were sure that I hadn’t read the comic? What’ all this “if” business?)

        You’re God’s special creature, you.
        And not the good kind of “special” neither.

        I think you ought to put those special fantastic mind-reading abilities of yours to better use, though.

        • Zarathos No Daimaōh

          but it’s easy to assume when you read argument like yours . When you read Iron fist , it’s pretty obvious that it’s originally another tell of shock culture . A foreigner get inducted into an unknown civilisation and at first ostracized , then proving his worth and becoming a bonafide local warrior , even a champion of the place .

          In this instance , while it’s very possible to have an asian american for the part , and playing a character with a completely western upbringing , it just work easy for the culture shock effect , if he’s a white , or even black or latino western man .

          And let’s not forget two set of people that would still complain if an asian was cast in the role . Folks like myself whom do not want sloppy second and hand me down changed characters , but want existing asian and black heroes to shine on their own , or for new creations .

          And then you’ve got people that would take offense that asian heroes are mostly cast into martial artists roles in Hollywood , and wouldnt be much wrong

          • Peter James

            >>>”…but it’s easy to assume when you read argument like yours .”

            And you know what they say about people who ASSume.

            There’s a reason why suggested they should have and could have done it.
            Many in fact,….some of which you’ve covered in your own comment.

          • Veronica

            I think that a asian american could work very well, there is a big clash of cultures: his ancestors and the one he actually live in.

            today we get to know about other cultures just googling, it’s not a big shock to know different cultures anymore

          • Axxell

            And let’s not forget two set of people that would still complain if an asian was cast in the role . Folks like myself whom do not want sloppy second and hand me down changed characters , but want existing asian and black heroes to shine on their own , or for new creations . Give me a shang chi major role or serie not iron fist , give me a black panther not a black human torch … that’s how i roll and feel over this

            Why would an Asian in a lead role be “sloppy seconds”? If anything, “sloppy seconds” is all the supporting roles that Asians are stuck with in american media. In reality, many people of asian heritage actually WANTED Danny Rand to be cast as an asian, as well as people who are bothered by the lack of asian representation in leading roles of the MCU.

            And it’s funny you believe that a medium, known to be rife with problematic cultural representation, must stay the same as it was, even with the obvious signs of racial bias.

            And then you’ve got people that would take offense that asian heroes are mostly cast into martial artists roles in Hollywood , and wouldnt be much wrong

            This would only be a problem if martial arts was the ONLY role that asians got. The MCU already has asians in differing support roles, so you can’t accuse Marvel of racial typecasting.

        • A person who has read Iron Fist comic will never said what you said.
          That’s what we call logic conclusion I don’t need to read @$/###$ mind for that. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fcaede6ad7e7be9985090649d4da20504a8c3bf020650db30d3488fdd6a51860.jpg

          • Peter James

            >>>>”A person who has read Iron Fist comic will never said what you said.
            That’s what we call logic conclusion”

            No, actually that’s what we call a du.m.b.a.s,s conclusion.

            A LogicAL conclusion is one that’s arrived at when the person who arrives at it used logic and deduction to form it rather than ASSumption and insufficient information.

            Such as the ASSumption that the other person didn’t know that Iron Fist in the comics is white, or what his backstory is.

            The fact that you can’t even conjugate the word “LOGICAL” correctly tells me you wouldn’t know it if it crawled up your backside and slapped you in the head with a sound premise and valid conclusion (see what I did there? Probably not. You’d have to actually know how LOGIC works to get that joke).

            We’re done here.

          • The picture that better defines you.

          • Peter James

            LOL!

            Thank you for your invaluable contribution to the species.

    • Daquan Harris

      yeah a asian actor playing a martial artist that’s so original and never happened before

      • Peter James

        I love the fact that I was able to rile so many neckbeards with this comment.

    • w0undedmagic

      Just as long as they get a turkey to play Peter James in the Peter James movie, (which, due to inflated marketing costs-has to make AT LEAST 1 billion worldwide).

  • Jorge Morando

    Failure waiting to happen …