New Iron Fist trailer from Netflix reveals more of series characters and plot

Iron Fist Preview Comic SNIP
Cover art for the Iron Fist preview comic, released by Marvel last year

Netflix has just released another teaser for Iron Fist, its latest Marvel Comics-inspired series. If it’s as good as Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, the subscription service will have another great show to encourage comic fans to watch – and that’s not even counting other great (non comic) shows like Stranger Things.

Based on the Marvel character of the same name, often teamed with Luke Cage in the early comics, 15 years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (played by Finn Jones) returns to New York City, determined to reclaim his birthright and family company.

However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist. The character is a practitioner of martial arts and the wielder of a mystical force known as the Iron Fist, which allows him to summon and focus his chi.

While that storyline may echo the concept of  early seasons of DC Comics-inspired Arrow, from the look of some of the scenes you could be more forgiven for being reminded of the Batman films – and Doctor Strange, too.

Check out this Comic Alliance guide to the character – there’s plenty to suggest opportunities for crossovers with other characters that have their own series on Netflix, especially Cage and Daredevil.

A lot of the stories mentioned have been collected.

• Marvel’s Iron Fist debuts on Netflix on 17th March 2017 | Web: www.netflix.com

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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