According to star Finn Jones, we may see Iron Fist finally get his comic book costume by the end of The Defenders. While Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage were all met with acclaim from fans and critics, Iron Fist left many divided. And while the reasons for that can be - and have been - debated ad nauseam, one thing that really bothered comic readers was the absence of Iron Fist's iconic costume. With next month's The Defenders finally bringing the various street-level Marvel characters together, could we see their ascension to superhero status marked by more comic appropriate attire?
Despite word that news on Iron Fist's second season would arrive soon back in May, we haven't heard anything about the character moving forward. Jones has said a potential season 2 could reveal the character's costume, but we're still waiting to see if that will even happen. In the meantime, Danny Rand looks to be doing some growing as a hero in The Defenders. Given that, it makes sense that the show could end with not only a reveal of Iron Fist's future as a show, but a hint as to the evolution of the character.
Den of Geek spoke with Finn Jones about Danny's journey in The Defenders, and he indicated that the growth of the character in the mini-series will finally give Iron Fist a reason to don the costume.
“The thing with all of these shows is not that we're shy to bring the costumes. It's that we want them to feel authentic when it does happen. Danny's on this journey to understanding what his responsibility is. And throughout all of [Iron Fist] season 1, he was in no state of mind to put a suit on. That would've been ridiculous because he was not fully accomplished as the Iron Fist yet and he certainly didn’t have the right or the responsibility to be putting on a superhero costume. He needs to work his sh-t out. And certainly by the end of The Defenders, it will feel right.”
As Jones points out, it's not as if the shows are avoiding costumes. While JJ and Luke wear street clothes, this is pretty much in line with how they've appeared in the comics for years. Daredevil, however, was fully suited up by the end of his show's first season. Given that, it makes sense that the more mature version of Danny we see by the end of The Defenders will be ready to take on a more colorful persona.
“At the end of Iron Fist, [Danny] doesn't even know what a superhero is. So then to suddenly be interacting with these three... [They] really make him kind of wise up and come to terms with his responsibilities a lot more. From the beginning where we see Danny in Iron Fist to where he ends up in The Defenders, he has made that complete origin arc. He has shed his immature self. The idea is, in The Defenders, he has in a sense become the Iron Fist.”
With The Defenders panel happening during Comic-Con this weekend, we should learn a lot more about the show within the next few days. Meanwhile, marketing will continue to shine light on the upcoming series as we head toward its premiere in a few weeks. By this time next month, we may even know the fate of Iron Fist's costume. In the meantime, there's always the comics.
The Defenders will debut August 18 on Netflix.
Source: Den of Geek