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August 13th, 2009, 01:32 AM
Marvel's hiring writers

Marvel will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects, said a source familiar with the deal. Those could include staffers behind Marvel's comicbooks. Tenpercenteries around town are currently pitching potential candidates with writing samples.

The company will provide the specific pitches it wants the scribes to tackle. Those could involve certain plot points for movies already in development or characters it would like to see in its future film slate.

Gathering of scribes will help Marvel come up with creative ways to launch its lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nighthawk and Vision.


Ray Park Still Wants To Play "Iron Fist"

At last weekend's Wizard World Chicago, an audience member asked Park(Darth Maul, Snake Eyes, Toad) what his dream role would be...

"I actually want to be Danny Rand -- I want to be Iron Fist, I want to do it," Park said. "I've been blond before. I'll work on the American accent as well."

Park joked that one of the main reasons he wants the role is to shake off his trademark ninja clothes and Sith robes for something a bit more revealing.

"I want to have an excuse to take my top off and show off my abs," he joked. "Or, take my top off and work to get my abs back that I used to have when I was 19."

Park was previously attached to the role back in 2001 when the movie's rights were held by Artisan Entertainment. Now that the rights have reverted back to Marvel, Park said that if we do see Fist onscreen it will be right beside his Heroes For Hire buddy Luke Cage!

"If they ever do an 'Iron Fist' movie, it's going to be with the two [characters] teaming up," he said.


July 25th, 2010, 12:25 AM
SDCC 10: What's After Avengers?

During a roundtable interview for Thor tonight at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige addressed the company's rough plan for post-2012. "What happens after {Avengers} is what's being discussed now. Obviously, you've heard about Doctor Strange. I've been a vocal fan of Strange for a long time. Black Panther, I think, I mentioned recently. Fraction and Brubaker's reinvention of Iron Fist has gotten me excited to do some version of that in our world."

That was something that we had been discussing in very small meetings, which clearly somebody there had microphones in. (laughter) There's nothing actively being done with that. In the discussions of 'How do we do more with more of our characters?' and characters that may not fit in giant Ken Branagh-sized films, but who we'd love to bring to life somehow."


August 6th, 2010, 09:18 AM
Marvel Considering 'Iron Fist' & 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Movies, 'Black Panther' & 'Guardians Of The Galaxy,' Too!

Beyond "Runaways," little is known about Marvel's plans for how to proceed once "The Avengers" lands in theaters. Speaking with MTV News, Marvel studio chief Kevin Feige discussed some of the possible projects they're looking at as follow-ups to the "Avengers" franchise once all's said and done on Iron Man, Thor and Captain America's first big screen team-up.

"I think what Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction have done with 'Iron Fist' lately is exciting," Feige told MTV News. "I think 'Black Panther' and Wakanda has some amazing potential to be a feature film. 'Doctor Strange,' as you've mentioned. There are some obscure titles, too, like 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' I think they've been revamped recently in a fun way in the book."

Of course, Marvel already has its fair share of established characters that could carry their own film, such as War Machine, Black Widow and — most especially, considering his reported nine picture deal — Samuel L. Jackson's very own Nick Fury. Is it possible that fans will ever see a Fury-centric film? "I think the answer is yes," said Feige. "I think S.H.I.E.L.D. could be it's own franchise. I think, frankly, 'The Avengers' is going to be told from that point of view more so than any of the other films at that point, so we're going to get an inside look [at how S.H.I.E.L.D.] operates."


August 26th, 2010, 03:04 AM
Marvel Studios Moving Forward With Iron Fist Live-Action Adaption!

t seems Marvel Studios is moving forward with the intention of adapting lesser known properties into live-action films. While Marvel has four more films under the preexisting distribution deal with Paramount, including THOR, Captain America, Iron Man 3, and The Avengers, soon Disney will be distributing their films. And now according to Deadline, Marvel is moving forward with one of the films that Disney will distribute, Iron Fist.

"Marvel Studios is moving forward on a live action feature version of Iron Fist, hiring screenwriter Rich Wilkes to draft a movie based on a martial arts expert whose battle with a dragon--ended when he plunged his hands through the beast's molten heart-turned his fists into indestructible weapons."

It may be a few years til we see Danny Rand, whose power through concentration can harness his spiritual energy to augment his physical and mental capabilities, on the big-screen. In April 2003 Steve Carr entered negotiations to direct, and in November 2003 the release date was moved to 2006. Then in March 2007 Carr placed Iron Fist on hold due to scheduling conflicts. Since then, it has been unknown whether or not he'll be directing, or if Marvel Studios will find someone new.


August 26th, 2010, 02:42 PM
I wonder if Power Man aka Luke Cage will be in it. :D

September 1st, 2010, 10:12 AM
I wonder if Power Man aka Luke Cage will be in it. :D

I think the only way to make a hit out of either char, is to pair them up. Neither on their own's big enough to make for a hit, but together they might make it.

July 6th, 2015, 04:12 PM
Sounds like Marvel is having a little trouble finding a creative direction for Iron Fist...

Marvel Hasnt Cracked The IRON FIST Series Yet (http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2015/07/02/marvel-hasnt-cracked-the-iron-fist-series-yet)
Why you shouldn't expect to see Danny Rand in LUKE CAGE.

The Marvel Netflix universe is in full swing - Daredevil season 2 has been in pre-production for a little while and I think they may have even started shooting some stuff, while Jessica Jones (they lost the AKA) is very far along. Luke Cage is in the writing stage, and I understand they have more than half the season broken and are working on scripts. But what about Iron Fist?

What I'm hearing is that Marvel still hasn't decided what the direction of the show will be. They've brought in a lot of people to pitch, and have been having a lot of discussions, but so far nothing has stuck. My understanding is that one of the big hold-ups is the mystical element, with lots of different opinions on just how much weird wuxia to bring in to the show. I don't know if there are other arguments about the race of the character, although I do hope they're considering how to best proceed with that.

In the comics Danny Rand is Iron Fist, and he is more than just a kick-ass martial artist. He trained with the mystical masters of the hidden city of K'un Lun (which appears on Earth once every ten years) and gained the power of the Iron Fist - he can channel all of his body's chi into his fist, which allows him to hit with superhuman strength, and which gives his fist a cool glow. This is what sets Iron Fist apart from, say, Shang-Chi, Master of Kung-Fu, who has no actual powers.

But will Danny have powers in the show? It's an interesting problem for the Netflixverse - the first season of Daredevil was so grounded that Daredevil's radar sense was backgrounded to an extent that some newbies told me they didn't even know Daredevil had powers. You could technically do that with Iron Fist - he could mention his chi and **** a couple of times, but you don't have his hand glow - but then why not just do Shang-Chi? At least that would get you an Asian hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I assume Danny Rand will be white because the character in the comics is white, and Marvel tends to default to reflecting the established character when it comes to major names. Part of what makes Iron Fist cool is the mystical stuff, and losing that just makes him feel like Baby Daredevil. And by the time Iron Fist debuts we will have had four seasons of Marvel on Netflix, which means it will surely be high time to bring in some high weirdness.

There were some moments in the first season of Daredevil that opened the door for weirdness in Iron Fist, most notably the seemingly-supernatural powers of Madame Gao. The show also had a glimpse of a symbol that appeared to hint at Iron Fist villain Steel Serpent, although everything I have read and heard indicates that stuff was thrown in as easter eggs, as opposed to being part of a meticulous plan. Those elements exist and can be picked up on by the Iron Fist showrunner, but they're not set in stone.

The upside of all this: while I bet you see Jessica Jones and Luke Cage pop up in Daredevil season 2, you shouldn't hold your breath for Danny Rand to show up in any of the other Netflix shows. The Luke Cage writers room is so far along on that series that if they could work Danny Rand in, it would have to be at the very, very end of the season. I suspect that the schedule for iron Fist is such that they won't even cast the lead until the end of the year/early next year, and since the studio doesn't even know how they're approaching the character why bring him in to another show and define him before you've figured him out?

July 7th, 2015, 10:55 PM
Gathering of scribes will help Marvel come up with creative ways to launch its lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nighthawk and Vision.

Black panther, nighthawk and Iron fist i can see maybe being more lesser known, but NOT dr strange or Cable..

Ray Park Still Wants To Play "Iron Fist"

He would be a great pick.

Gen. Chris
July 8th, 2015, 09:11 AM
I would think Cable would off limits. Isn't he considered an X-Men character?

July 8th, 2015, 10:08 AM
He is, but he has had a lot of cross over into the other groups. Just like Wolverine has.

Gen. Chris
July 8th, 2015, 12:09 PM
I know, but what I mean is he might be off limits rights wise.

Still a shame he was not in Days of Future Past, though I suppose it makes sense

July 8th, 2015, 07:03 PM
True, Bishop was there, which makes me wonder why we didn't see others.. Even if only in a write up like the others Mistique saw..

Though for when they DO do cable, will he be already the buff techno organic version, or will he be younger, before he got infected?
Will it be in the current time after the Askanni sent him back, or in the future?

Gen. Chris
July 21st, 2016, 07:05 PM
Not much for us to comment or speculate but nonetheless pretty exciting. This one will probably be the strangest/mystical out of the four series.

July 21st, 2016, 10:12 PM
I saw not much about that 'exciting'...

July 23rd, 2016, 02:34 PM
I agree, I am not sure what the show would be about. Of course I haven't read the comic books.

July 23rd, 2016, 06:46 PM
First teaser!


July 23rd, 2016, 10:05 PM
Not really much there to go on.

September 27th, 2016, 09:17 AM
Thor has outright said in the MCU that what your average human perceives as magic is simply science that we don't understand yet.

October 4th, 2016, 02:01 AM
March 17 2017 premiere announced!


Gen. Chris
October 8th, 2016, 05:21 PM

October 8th, 2016, 06:03 PM
Looks interesting. I'm coming into this one completely dry--I don't know anything about this character or his stories.

February 7th, 2017, 09:42 AM

First full trailer, looks good!

February 9th, 2017, 11:31 AM
It looks good, I'm really looking forward to this show.

February 9th, 2017, 08:34 PM
It does look good. BUT as i ain't paying for netflix i will have to wait till the first full season is done and hits DVD..

March 8th, 2017, 05:08 PM
The review embargo has been lifted and...ooh boy...

Iron Fist review round-up: Netflixs new Marvel series getting thumped by critics (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/iron-fist-season-1-episode-netflix-review-finn-jones-danny-rand-a7618121.html)

March 11th, 2017, 06:33 AM
The Netflix bubble was bound to hit a bump at some point, Ill still check it out though.

March 11th, 2017, 12:09 PM
I honestly don't' trust reviewers. Their have been some great hits they hated and vice versa

Gen. Chris
March 12th, 2017, 12:28 PM
Not only that but a significant number of them are STILL *****ing about the non-issue of a white actor portraying a white character.

I don't trust those reviews in the slightest if they are still hung up on it.

March 14th, 2017, 11:46 AM
I've heard that there has been mostly bad reviews for this show. However, I want to form an opinion of my own. I will watch it, and I hope that I disagree with what critics are saying.

March 14th, 2017, 12:26 PM
I'm still looking forward to watching this despite the negative reviews, I'll make up my own mind on whether I think it's good or not.

March 16th, 2017, 02:07 PM
They've only seen the first 6 episodes right? So it could just start slowly and get better...

March 16th, 2017, 04:17 PM
They've only seen the first 6 episodes right? So it could just start slowly and get better...

Right, maybe it's like 'reverse Luke Cage,' which had an awesome first six and then it went completely off the rails.

March 17th, 2017, 10:39 AM
I've had time for 3 episodes so far today, and I quite like it. Bit of a slow burn, but in a good way (IMO). Maybe that'll change over the course of the remaining 10 episodes, but thus far I'm not seeing what the critics complained about.

March 17th, 2017, 05:24 PM
I've only watched the first two episodes, but I really liked them. I'm also not seeing what the critics complained about so far.

March 19th, 2017, 01:54 PM
I've just finished episode 10 and I still really like it. I don't care if it has a white man doing kung fu and being the "white savior", that seems to be the main complaint in a lot/most of the reviews that I've read. I might have been more sympathetic to this complaint, if the character was actually Asian in the comics, and if show didn't have a fairly diverse cast and a strong independent character like Colleen Wing. She might not be the main lead, but she's probably had the most development outside of Danny, and the character really stands out (in a good way).

I'm also not finding the show too slow or boring. Luke Cage was way slower paced than this show, IMO. I'm still kind of stuck on episode 5 or 6 of that show (I think I kind of watched episode 5, but once the credits started rolling I realized that I didn't remember anything that happened during the episode because I kept getting distracted by other things, so I started it over again). I like all of the characters on Iron Fist, and I find them interesting. I like the score and the opening sequence. The actors might not be the greatest the world has to offer, but no one's acting has been that bad that I was taken out of a scene, or left thinking "wow that's some bad acting" or "they're really overacting (in a bad way) during that scene". All the characters feel fairly natural in their roles (IMO). I think Finn Jones does a pretty good job playing Danny Rand (he seems to get better as the show goes on, and so do most of the other actors). I actually had doubts about him when I realized that he was the same guy who played Loras on GoT, so I was surprised when I actually liked him in this. So far, I'm finding the show very entertaining. I'm going to try to watch the last three episodes today if I have time, hopefully I'll enjoy those as well.

March 20th, 2017, 12:53 PM
Ive just finished episode 5 and cant see what the fuss it about.

Yeah, its a bit slower than the other shows, but its focusing more on the story, and Im intruiged... I also dont really care what race the main guy is, I know hes not meant to be white from my limited comic book knowledge...

I completely forgot the guy that plays Rand was also in GoT...

March 20th, 2017, 02:43 PM
He's white in the comics too, I looked up pictures of his comic counterpart l, and I read one review that said something along the lines that making him white might have been something Marvel could get away with in the 70s when he was created, but in today's world they should recognize that it's cultural appropriation and so they should have made him Korean or Chinese for the show.

March 21st, 2017, 04:05 PM
I actually finished this on Saturday afternoon :lol:

So my scattered thoughts...

All those whining reviews a few days ago? BS the lot of them. Case-in-point of why you shouldn't trust reviewers. In particular, that idea of it being "racially uncomfortable"? Total nonsense. At no point was that even remotely the case. Also nonsense: those reviews that accused the fight scenes of being awkward or timid. Nope. False.

The casting was solid for every character. Particularly outstanding were Ward, Colleen, and Madame Gao. This is not to denigrate the other actors (I may have developed a bit of a crush on Jessica Stroup/Joy), but those three in particular stood out as excellent.

If I have to name my biggest complaint, it's that the season was a little *too* even-handed. The slow-burn approach is fine, but in order for it to pay off, it has to PAY OFF. The season ended and resolved the story it was telling, but there was no BANG to to pay off. Of course, the "bang" doesn't always work--see the 2nd half of Luke Cage to see great promise collapse utterly. Still though. It was well-told, and spooled out its story effectively. And the use of supporting Netflix characters was excellent.

March 26th, 2017, 11:37 AM
It is a little slower paced but it's good on its own so far. I'm coming in knowing nothing about the Iron Fist in the comics or anywhere else. As a TV show, it's interesting and I want to know more. I like how they brought in some Netflix characters from the other show as well as whats-their-faces siblings that currently control the Rand company. I'm only a few episodes in, I have about 9 or 10 left.

March 26th, 2017, 03:01 PM
I watched the whole show and liked it. I don't honestly get all the hate. Sure there are many things that they could have done better, but I generally enjoyed what I was watching. I think the really only big things I would have changed is show the origin story instead of just telling random bits and try to make the main character have less tantrums, as he is an adult. But I know some of this is related to his culture shock and that he never truly got over his parents death.

Anyhow, I hope I didn't spoil anything. I'd actually put this show above Luke Cage, which had a slow beginning and a crappy last few episodes.

April 3rd, 2017, 07:53 PM
According to third party tracking it's the most binged drama Netflix has made. Brexit, Trump and now this, how will media SJWs ever recover?

April 13th, 2017, 02:01 PM
What are you on about?

April 13th, 2017, 03:16 PM
I just assumed it was (poor) trolling and ignored it.

April 23rd, 2017, 05:19 AM
Finally finished this, although it was slow to start of with, it was a very enjoyable series.

I didnt think it suffered like the others where they dropped off a bit towards the end...

July 21st, 2017, 04:56 PM
Iron Fist will be returning for Season 2


July 21st, 2017, 10:18 PM
I will have to wait on the DVD.

July 22nd, 2017, 01:55 AM
Do Netflix shows come out on DVD?

Gen. Chris
July 22nd, 2017, 07:49 AM
Do Netflix shows come out on DVD?

So far only Daredevil Season 1 has been released in America. Season 2 is coming next month though.

Jessica Jones has been released overseas though.

September 29th, 2017, 12:12 PM
Looks like more have been released in the U.S.

Jessica Jones Season One at Best Buy (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/jessica-jones-the-complete-first-season-blu-ray/5894025.p?skuId=5894025)

Honestly I just can't see myself sitting through any of these shows a second time. I have enjoyed them, but Daredevil Season One seems to have been the only real winner, but maybe that is just because it was the first. I've been buying everything Marvel including Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so I am torn, but on the flip side all of these shows are just WAY too slow developing and half the time I just want them to get somewhere. That doesn't mean I don't think they are good, I do think they are pretty decent. I just don't see the re-watch value. I am TRYING to watch Iron Fist and it just drags for me. I like it, but I just want it to move faster or something. All of these shows do have good qualities, but they just don't scream "OWN ME" to me. LOL Especially knowing they will likely be on Netflix for eternity. :D

Daredevil Season One
Luke Cage Season One
Daredevil Season Two
(So Far) Iron Fist Season One
Jessica Jones Season One (But I LOVED Tennant in it. It might have helped to have more of him and less of Jessica. :jack_new_anime06:)

August 16th, 2018, 12:01 PM

Season 2 trailer and release date!

August 18th, 2018, 08:14 PM
Hopefully it doesn't suck!

September 7th, 2018, 07:09 PM
Just finished Season 2.

I quite enjoyed it! There's still room for improvement, but this is the quality I was expecting from the first season. I'm also very confused about the ending....

September 9th, 2018, 07:49 AM
Just finished Season 2.

I quite enjoyed it! There's still room for improvement, but this is the quality I was expecting from the first season. I'm also very confused about the ending....

Join the club! Did I miss an announcement saying it was going to only be 10 episodes?

I was sitting through episode 10 thinking this is all going too well with 3 episodes left, then that ending was a shocker.

Definate improvement on season 1, fights were definately better choreographed. The shorter season also meant no plot wandering.

September 9th, 2018, 04:33 PM
Did I miss an announcement saying it was going to only be 10 episodes?

I was sitting through episode 10 thinking this is all going too well with 3 episodes left, then that ending was a shocker.

Definate improvement on season 1, fights were definately better choreographed. The shorter season also meant no plot wandering.

If you did, I must have too! I found out around episode 7.

September 9th, 2018, 06:24 PM
I knew it was only 10 episodes. Ive watched 6 so far. I haven't liked a Marvel Netflix show so much since Daredevil S1. They greatly improved since S1. I hope Iron Fist gets a S3

September 11th, 2018, 12:32 PM
The ending will definitely make you want a season 3!

I really want to find out more about

October 12th, 2018, 06:42 PM
Cancelled. (https://www.cbr.com/iron-fist-netflix-canceled/)

October 13th, 2018, 08:30 AM
Hopefully he lives on in the other shows, that ending deserves an explanation!