‘Iron Fist’ Won’t Feature Hero’s Comic Book Costume

Iron Fist

Netflix’s upcoming Marvel TV show, Iron Fist, won’t feature the character’s iconic yellow and green costume, says showrunner Scott Buck in an interview with SFX.

While fans may be disappointed that the hero won’t be putting on the classic garb, Buck made it clear that he may don it sometime in the future. It makes sense that the character won’t be wearing a costume, considering how grounded the other Netflix Marvel TV shows are. The only hero who has a costume of sorts is Daredevil, and even his outfit began as a bunch of black rags which protected him and his identity to a certain degree.

“There was no good reason we could imagine to put Danny Rand in a costume. Because Danny Rand is still discovering who he is as a hero and where he is going to be, so he’s not yet ready to put on a mask or a costume.”

Both Luke Cage and Jessica Jones abstain from having either a mask or costume. After all, it doesn’t seem to fit their style.

“[A]t the same time he is someone who is rather well known as a billionaire, so he can’t necessarily go out in public and do the things he does without being recognised. It does become an issue for the character.”

This is an interesting predicament: stick to being grounded or protecting his identity. Guess we’ll have to see how the show handles it.

“We’re trying to keep things extremely grounded and real and tell our stories through characters. So the mystical aspect is something we like to hint at, the idea that there is something bigger and larger out there, but we don’t delve into it all that deeply.”

After being presumed dead for 15 years, Danny Rand returns to New York City where he takes on the family business and becomes the titular Iron Fist.

All Iron Fist episodes will be available on Netflix on March 17th.

Source: SFX (via Gamesradar)

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  • SAMURAI36

    Wow, what a massive fail. So DD is the only Marvel character on TV with a costume, is that it? Good luck with that.

  • Monty

    Total bummer. I would be down for just a yellow bandanna over his face and a green jacket. Maybe they will go that far at least.

    • Axxell

      I’m guessing they’ll hint at it through the season. Like he said, having a public figure being recognized in public being a vigilante is a problem.

      • Monty

        They can get away with it if Danny hasn’t been seen since he was ten years old I guess. And don’t get me wrong, I dig the Marvel/Netflix stuff for the most part. But they seem to keep running into this issue. They keep saying that a costume doesn’t make sense. (OK Diamondback was a bad costume choice, point proven) but they should figure it into the story by now. I don’t know why this seems to be the one nut they can’t crack with the exception of Daredevil.

        • Axxell

          Well, Daredevil and Iron Fist are the only Netflix Defenders with actual costumes in the comics, so I think until we see the show, it’s a little early to say they’re having issues with it. When Daredevil S1 came out, all they’ve said is that the way these characters are written, they don’t just realize they have powers and immediately pull a costume out of nowhere. Again, the producer hasn’t said the costume doesn’t work; he said the character’s not there yet…

          • Monty

            True. Also……….. and this is going to get me harangued by someone I’m sure… but I prefer the all black Daredevil costume in season 1. I’m only looking for that level in Iron Fist.

          • Monty

            just give us that, is all I’m saying.

  • NYCgeekDad

    I don’t fully believe this, I guess we’ll find out within a couple weeks

  • Axxell

    There has to be a reason for him to have a costume. If they can’t figure out a way to seamlessly explain it into the first season, it’s preferable to introduce it later on. Maybe he dons it in the Defenders.