None of this has played out so far on either Daredevil or Iron Fist, so it's hard to say if it will be incorporated in the onscreen portrayal. The casting of Finn Jones is regarded by many as an ill-conceived choice that adheres too closely to the comics and leans on tropes of the white savior. "Imagine an "Iron Fist" in which an Asian actor with a great deal of presence and real fighting chops (which Jones lacks) plays a man trying to reclaim his business empire from a group of white characters who don't trust him and underestimate his skills".
"On the other hand, if they had decided to make Iron Fist an Asian, that would have been fine with me, too", he continued. The hero isn't as likable as his other Defender cohorts, which makes most casual fans losing their interest by then.
It's been a few days since Iron Fist debuted on Netflix with fans having numerous same problems with the show as critics, many of whom are fans themselves. "He was just a man who was indoctrinated into a certain thing".
Though he isn't the young ingenue as seen on Netflix, Iron Fist #1 sees Danny Rand likewise without his traditional costume and ripped from his adoptive home of K'un-Lun, the mystical city from where he draws his powers. "I don't know if they'll overlap a little bit. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together". In response to the show's controversy, Roy Thomas, co-creator with Gil Kane of the comic book character Danny Rand, has created his own controversy. "I know Oriental isn't the right word now, either". I think Iron Fist series can be salvaged with The Defenders.
"I try not to think about it t, I understand where it's coming from". It's not a good excuse for dragging Iron Fist's retrograde racial dynamics into the year 2017.
The biggest connection between "Iron Fist" and "Daredevil" is undoubtedly the Hand, which is the Big Bad in Danny Rand's show. On the other hand, if they had chose to make Iron Fist an Asian, that would have been fine with me, too. It's all about a fictitious race, a fictitious place like a Shangri-La, and one person who happens to be its emissary.
I just think some people have too much time on their hands, I guess. "They have an infinite capacity for righteous indignation", he told the outlet.
Sure, Iron Fist includes Asian characters, but if those Asian characters are just props for Danny to white/mansplain martial arts to while they passively nod? "There's no reason why he can't be Caucasian".
"There's so much to explore about these themes that we can still do if we can make some changes to the character, to the story", said Brougher. In the tweet, the actress did not point out any names specifically, but fans quickly made a connection between the message and Thomas' quote.