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Iron Fist is on the way with XXX creator Rich Wilkes penning the screenplay

08.25.2010

Iron Fist is definitely on his way.

Marvel Studios has hired XXX creator/writer Rich Wilkes to pen a screenplay for a live action film.

A long while back, Marvel tried to get an IRON FIST film off the ground with Ray Park in the lead, but the project never went anywhere. So when Disney paid $4 billion for the Marvel superhero library, fans were wondering, when will Iron First get some damn attention?

The story of Daniel Rand has been begging to be told on the big screen. There's always some constant rumor on picking up the IRON FIST film. Is Wilkes the man to write the script for this movie? Here's a brief summary of the comics backstory: "Wendell Rand was a young explorer who stumbled upon the lost magical kingdom of K'un Lun deep in the Himalayas, after saving their leader from the golden dragon, Shou Lao the Undying. To make a long story short, Rand eventually went back to America (after being named heir to K'un Lun's throne). Years later, he returned with his new wife and young son, Daniel Rand. Daniel's parents eventually died, leaving Daniel orphaned and in the line of succession. Daniel earned the name of Iron Fist when he faced and killed Shou Lao (so much for that "undying" part), tattooing his chest with a winged dragon. Plunging his hands into the dragon's heart, Rand gained an amazing power... the Iron Fist. With magical strength, and incredible martial arts prowess, Daniel left K'un Lun, seeking out Meacham, the man responsible for the death of his Father."

This project is only the tip of the iceberg. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios is hoping to hit the reset button on quite a few of the characters in the Marvel universe. Recently, Marvel decided to breathe life into DOCTOR STRANGE and hired CONAN writers, Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.

Extra Tidbit: Who would you choose to play Iron Fist?
Source: Deadline

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