Danny Rand's yellow and green costume may look a bit garish, but there's more to it than meets the eye. In the comics, Rand's costume is the ceremonial outfit of the Iron Fist. Originally conceptualized by artist Gil Kane in 1974 for Marvel Premiere #15, the yellow and green habit symbolizes the Iron Fist's victory over Shou-Lao the Undying, a collective ensemble truly befitting of K'un-Lun's greatest defender.
The costume is typically worn by the one who manages to slay the dragon Shou-Lao in combat and obtain unlimited power from his molten heart. In the comics, those were the rules, but Marvel's Iron Fist seems to be heading down a different path. The latest trailer for the show's second season reveals more than one person wearing the yellow mask-bandana, implying the costume has meaning beyond dragon slaying and becoming the Iron Fist.
Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones, who has played Danny Rand in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2017, confirmed the existence of multiple masks in Season 2 during a meet-and-greet at AsiaPOP Comicon last Sunday, while also teasing the inclusion of some version of the Iron Fist costume. "Well, we have a couple of different masks in the second season," he explained. "So you’ll see some Iron Fist masks, and, you know, there may be some form of costume in the second season."
The London native remained playfully tight-lipped regarding the nature of this mystery outfit -- whether it will match any of its comic counterparts, for instance -- and insisted fans should just watch the show when it returns and check out the costume for themselves. The yellow mask and white gi featured in the second trailer seem to reference Danny Rand's similarly colored jumpsuit he wore in 2010, as a member of Brian Michael Bendis' New Avengers.
So, what accounts for the extra masks? If the classic getup is only reserved for the Iron Fist, why are both Rand and Davos wearing it? Well, the "flashback scene" in the trailer might not even be a flashback to begin with. Both Rand and Davos are wearing yellow masks and are fighting to the death in a controlled arena with the collective insignia of the Eight Capital Cities of Heaven inscribed into the sparring mat. The battle is being overseen by several elders, including Lei Kung the Thunderer -- Rand and Davos's master -- and quite possibly the rulers of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven.