Netflix’s “Iron Fist” is a little over a month away from debuting on the movie and television streaming service, so the promotional material is coming fast and furious. The latest haul shows a brand-new banner for the upcoming superhero martial arts series set to tie-in with Netflix’s other Marvel offerings, leading up to the release of “The Defenders.”
The banner shows star Finn Jones poised in the character’s iconic fist-against-open-palm pose, with the emblem of the dragon Shou-Lao the Undying etched across his chest. In the comic books, Iron Fist acquired his powers by immersing his fists in the dragon’s fiery heart. He was later trained by Lei Kung the Thunderer, which helped him to focus and hone his otherworldly chi energy, giving him lightning fast reflexes and one killer punch.
By concentrating this energy, Iron Fist conducts a glow around his fists, as depicted in the newly released banner. His powers also give him mild healing and telepathic abilities. Iron Fist is known to team up with Luke Cage, forming the superhero team Heroes for Hire.
Both Luke Cage and Iron First were originally designed by Marvel Comics to enter the Blaxploitation and Kung-Fu movie markets, respectively, that were extraordinarily popular in the mid-1970s. Iron Fist made his first appearance in “Marvel Premiere” #15. He was created by Roy Thomas and drawn by Gil Kane.
Starring Finn Jones as Danny Rand, "Iron Fist" arrives on Netflix in 2017. The series also stars "Star Wars: The Force Awakens'" Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum and more.