There has been a lot of controversy regarding the casting of Finn Jones as Danny Rand in Marvel Netflix’s upcoming Iron Fist. In a recent interview, the actor discussed the issues and defended his casting.
“You know, here is what I’m going to say about it. I get where that frustration comes from. I get the need for diversity and equality in television and film… well, actually in every aspect of life. Right now we live in a culture and a world where we are very unequal in politics, in economics, and in culture. We are being f*cked over massively by the top dudes. I stand up for people, I stand up for people across all borders.”
Jones then went on to discuss how he doesn’t think Danny Rand is a white savior, that he’s barely able to save himself.
“Danny Rand is not a white savior. Danny Rand can hardly save himself, let alone an entire race of people. He is a very complicated, vulnerable individual. He doesn’t just show up, like, ‘Hey dudes, I’ve just learned martial arts! I’m going to save the world.’ Actually, it’s the complete opposite. He’s gone through and suffered immense trauma and he is struggling to claim his own sanity and identity back.
We are human beings on this planet, and we all individually have different attributes. We’re not stereotypes, and hopefully, that’s what the show does. Hopefully the show doesn’t — I don’t think it does — deal in stereotypes, which I think people are worried about.”
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Iron Fist will hit Netflix on March 17, 2017.