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Marvel traveled to Westeros to find Iron Fist for their Netflix series

02.25.2016

A few shorts weeks ago, LUKE CAGE himself - Mike Colter - revealed that Iron Fist had been cast within Marvel's Netflix Defenders Universe and, when the time was right, that individual would be known to the world. Today must be that time.

Iron Fist has been found, and, if you've spent any time within Westeros for HBO's GAME OF THRONES, you'll recognize the man chosen to play Daniel Rand. Finn Jones, best known within the Seven Kingdoms as Ser Loras Tyrell, has landed the role, with the character expected to pop up sometime during the Season One of the solo LUKE CAGE series as an introduction for the individual run he will get later on.

IRON FIST was announced early as part of Marvel's deal with Netflix as one of the key components of putting together the Defenders, although, for awhile things seemed touch and go with the character given a lot of uncertainty as to how he'd fit into what was being created with DAREDEVIL and JESSICA JONES. However, with Scott Buck lined up as the showrunner late last year and now the show's star in place, I believe it's safe to say IRON FIST is barreling ahead quite nicely at this point.

Source: EW

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9:08PM on 02/25/2016
GoT is great...but this guy's role isn't particularly significant and will probably only be remembered for his sexuality - oh, he's the gay guy kind of thing. I don't think you can make any decision on how good (or not) he'll be based on GoT. Still, DD, JJ, LC have been excellently cast and Punisher looks more of the same. The Marvel Netflix people clearly know what they'e doing.
GoT is great...but this guy's role isn't particularly significant and will probably only be remembered for his sexuality - oh, he's the gay guy kind of thing. I don't think you can make any decision on how good (or not) he'll be based on GoT. Still, DD, JJ, LC have been excellently cast and Punisher looks more of the same. The Marvel Netflix people clearly know what they'e doing.
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8:14PM on 02/25/2016
hey look, it's discount Ryan Phillippe
hey look, it's discount Ryan Phillippe
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7:19PM on 02/25/2016
I've only ever seen him in Game of Thrones so...he's not awful. I agree with Bruce that Ryan Phillippe would've been a good choice. I've always waffled on whether or not I would like to see an Asian actor fill this role, even though the original character wasn't. But, whateve's, not terribly familiar with the actor so I'm going to wait to see how he does on screen.
I've only ever seen him in Game of Thrones so...he's not awful. I agree with Bruce that Ryan Phillippe would've been a good choice. I've always waffled on whether or not I would like to see an Asian actor fill this role, even though the original character wasn't. But, whateve's, not terribly familiar with the actor so I'm going to wait to see how he does on screen.
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5:16PM on 02/25/2016
I hate his character on Game of Thrones, but maybe that was the point, so he could have range as an actor. However, I feel they missed an opportunity not getting Ryan Phillippe he is way underrated. And I am still waiting for Scott Atkins to get his time to shine, I mean the guy already does super-human kicks and flips.
I hate his character on Game of Thrones, but maybe that was the point, so he could have range as an actor. However, I feel they missed an opportunity not getting Ryan Phillippe he is way underrated. And I am still waiting for Scott Atkins to get his time to shine, I mean the guy already does super-human kicks and flips.
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7:16PM on 02/25/2016
I was really hoping for Adkins, but Jones is an interesting choice.
I was really hoping for Adkins, but Jones is an interesting choice.
4:42PM on 02/25/2016
So....Is Danny gonna like dudes?
So....Is Danny gonna like dudes?
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3:35PM on 02/25/2016
Oh the SJW's are gonna lose their shit.
Oh the SJW's are gonna lose their shit.
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4:47PM on 02/25/2016
And actual fans will roll their eyes as the needless shit storm ensues.
And actual fans will roll their eyes as the needless shit storm ensues.
4:51PM on 02/25/2016
They will but they better not. Considering he was a white guy in the comics.
They will but they better not. Considering he was a white guy in the comics.
6:07PM on 02/25/2016
You think they care about the source material! That makes it even worse because an Asian guy is not doing traditionally Asian things (which If you think about it really makes them kind of pretty racist).

Anyway that alone is reason to celebrate this casting decision.
You think they care about the source material! That makes it even worse because an Asian guy is not doing traditionally Asian things (which If you think about it really makes them kind of pretty racist).

Anyway that alone is reason to celebrate this casting decision.
3:28PM on 02/25/2016
I don't watch Game of Thrones, so I have no idea how good the guy is on the show. But Marvel always makes the right selections for their characters and I'm sure this will be no different. It's just nice to finally get some conformation.
I don't watch Game of Thrones, so I have no idea how good the guy is on the show. But Marvel always makes the right selections for their characters and I'm sure this will be no different. It's just nice to finally get some conformation.
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