Iron Fist Will Not Fight Dragon Shou-Lao On-Screen

Heroic Hollywood | Trevor Morris Will Score 'Marvel's Iron Fist' If you were expecting actor Finn Jones to face off against a dragon in Iron Fist like in Game of Thrones, you might be a little disappointed by this. According to Yahoo News, Finn Jones confirmed that Danny Rand will not face off against Shou-Lao like in the comics; at least not onscreen. He says that it is heavily implied that the fight happened, but viewers will not witness it in any sort of way.

“I’d love to have the budget for these shows to have a full-on Game of Thrones style dragon, but unfortunately you know, we have budget restraints. That’s the nature of the show.”

“We do allude to it in Iron Fist, in a very intelligent way” he added. “And definitely in The Defenders… but I think, you know, we’ve got to be realistic.”

Earlier in the year, Finn Jones elaborated on the allusion to the dragon. He told CBR:

“He comes back and says: ‘Hey, guess what? I’ve been in this place called K’un Lun for years, I’ve got this thing called the Iron Fist and I met a dragon! And everybody’s like, ‘What the fuck are you talking about? You’re insane.’”

In the comics, Shou-Lao is a significant part of the Iron Fist origin story. As a rite of passage, each candidate throughout history has had to defeat the dragon to fully obtain the power of the Iron Fist. While somewhat disappointing that Shou-Lao will not make an appearance in the series, I think it was a stretch to believe he would anyway. Especially since the Netflix shows have always tried to be pretty grounded in their approach to superheroes.

Iron Fist has not fared too well with critics, but you can decide for yourself what to think when Iron Fist debuts on Netflix on March 17. Be sure to come back to Heroic Hollywood for more news about Iron Fist and the rest of The Defenders!

Source: Yahoo News

Each Season Of The Marvel/Netflix Shows, Ranked

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Just like their siblings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Netflix’s The Defenders-verse of streaming superheroes goes from two to three entries a year in 2017. First up is the first season of Iron Fist premiering on Netflix in less than two weeks, on March 17, the first six episodes of which are, I’m sorry to say, not very impressive. Fortunately, Marvel TV and Netflix have two more turns at the plate, with all their heroes joining for the highly-anticipated The Defenders team-up, expected this summer, and, in the fall or winter, with The Punisher spin-off starring Jon Bernthal.

Ahead of this wave of new stories, and just like we did with the MCU movies and Marvel movies overall, I thought it would worth taking a look at what’s worked and what hasn’t in each entry of the Netflix shows. Of course, the ranks are all opinion; I expect the first to be somewhat eyebrow-raising.

I decided to switch it up this time, start with the best this time and work my way down. Click Next to start!

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    LMAO, this show is still a thing?

    • Axxell

      Believe it or not, more people will watch this than the people who will watch a gay musical…

  • RoadHouseDalton

    I was really looking forward to this show for a long time, but between hearing this and that he won’t wear his costume, I’m starting to wonder what was the point? What’s the point of making an Iron Fist show if you’re not going to have his costume and Shou-Lao, and not show much of K’un-L’un (according to the reviews thus far)? So it’s literally just dude learns karate, fights ninjas? It’s Daredevil but with literally NOTHING interesting about it? Not having his costume and his origin is such a huge mistake. The more stuff that comes out about the show, the more I feel like it’s really going to be a huge drag.

    • Axxell

      A huge drag-on?

      • RoadHouseDalton

        Not 100% sure what you mean by “drag-on” exactly. But yes, what I meant is that it’s going to “drag-on” time wise (because this appears to be a show where nothing happens, and all the interesting facets of the character have been removed) and also be a “drag” (overall disappointment, for the same reasons). I still will give the show a try and as a fan I definitely want to like it, but this show seems to get less and less appealing with every new bit of info we get, from the creatives involved and the critics.