There were quite a few trailers that came out of SDCC, but I figure it’s appropriate to follow up Luke Cage with Iron Fist. Though it’s considerably less of a trailer, more of a teaser.
The general gist, at least in the comics, is that Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist, uses mystical martial arts power to fight crime. Honestly, looking into it, it’s all a little confusing. I do think this will end up being a pretty good series. Iron Fist seems to have quite a bit of pre-established comic lore to draw from for one. Unlike Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, he also seems like he’s a bit more of a traditional “I have a costume and an alter ego and some general super powers” sort of character, more akin to Daredevil.
I kind of wonder how they will handle his costume. Most of these series, and the Marvel TV shows in general, have taken a very “down to earth” style with it’s heroes. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage of their own shows prety much just wear street clothes. Their side characters like Patsy Walker (Hellcat), Simpson (Nuke), even Kilgrave, who is purple in the comics, are just people with heightened abilities. Then you have characters in Agents of Shield like Quake and Mockingbird, who never actually use code names and barely wear “suits”. The movies are kind of an exception, and Daredevil starts out very basic before donning a more traditional red suit. The point is, I wonder if Iron Fist will ever wear a suit.
In all of the media he looks like a bum.
A guy in a green and yellow suit with the flaming hands, looks less like a bum and kind of like a bad ass. Just saying.