added: Wed, Feb 8th '17
Okay, sure, Marvel's "Iron Fist" sounds a little silly. It's a story about a filthy-rich, curly-haired dude named Danny Rand (played by "Game of Thrones" English actor Finn Jones, who oddly looks more like a young William Katt, of "The Greatest American Hero"), who loses his parents in a plane crash and is subsequently raised by monks. They, of course, help shape Danny into becoming a master kung-fu fighter. Danny comes back to New York City, wearing some kind of sweatpants getup as he vows to clean up the streets. Aaah, check your privilege, son.
Well, for those viewers already giving this a pass, you should know that Danny Rand isn't the only superhero in the Netflix series. Meet ass-kicking heroine Colleen Wing (played by Jessica Henwick, also from "Game of Thrones" as Nymeria Sand) as she shows off her exceptional fighting skills in the first released clip from "Iron Fist," which is set to premiere next month, March 17th.
For the uninitiated, Colleen Wing is a highly skilled, street-fighting badass who is known in the comic books for teaming up with police officer Misty Knight (a character played by Simone Missick in Marvel's "Luke Cage" series). They form their own crime-fighting duo called the "Daughters of the Dragon." Wing is nevertheless a vital ally to Danny and she will also appear in the upcoming "The Defenders" series. Could a spin-off show with Colleen Wing and Misty Knight be in the works?
Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.
starring Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Rosario Dawson, Tom Pelphrey, Lewis Tan, Simone Missick
release date March 17, 2017 (on Netflix)