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Iron Fist: The First Official Trailer Breakdown

Zack Howe

Posted on February 8, 2017 11:19

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The first full length trailer for Netflix's Marvel's Disney's Stan Lee's America's Iron Fist dropped Tuesday, February 7 (henceforth referred to as Iron Fist). Danny Rand (Finn Jones) has returned to New York from his presumed death abroad 15 years prior to take over the family conglomerate that has been infiltrated and usurped by a criminal organization. Let's breakdown the trailer to see what we can expect from the last Defender in his upcoming debut.

The Rand family's jet crashed overseas 15 years ago, killing Danny's parents and apparently landing the boy in K'un-Lun, one of seven capital cities of Heaven on an entirely different plane. 'Plane' like 'Realm' — he didnt just catch a connecting flight. Anyway, Danny passes the years training in an ancient, mystical martial art, ultimately affording him the power of the Iron Fist: the ability to channel his chi into his fist, making it a nearly unstoppable weapon. Also, it glows. Which is cool.

A scraggly-bearded, unwashed, and barefoot Danny Rand steps into the glistening lobby of Rand Corporation upon his return to New York City, claiming to be the long-lost heir to the company's throne. If this is starting to sound like Green Arrow, it's probably just because it's the exact same plot. Oh, comic books! Danny is reasonably (Read: inexplicably) surprised to not receive a warm welcome, so he attacks and subdues the security guards as they try to escort him from the building, nonchalantly stepping into the elevator after completing his work. Maybe not the most innocuous or diplomatic way to reclaim one's birthright, but as we previously alluded, this is comic books, baby! 

We are then introduced to Harold Meachum, acting CEO of Rand Corp., who I'm thinking might be a bad guy because we see him stabbing some poor soul repeatedly, his face splattered with blood. Just a hunch. I'm rather intuitive. But perhaps Harold isn't calling the shots as the now familiar octogenarian (nonagenarian? dodecagenarian?!) Madame Gao is once again shown standing menacingly on a balcony. She's always on balconies. She's short: it's a power move. Like holding small cups to make your hands look adult-size.

Gao is not the only returning character, though: The Night Nurse Claire Temple, played by Rosario Dawson, is back in the fold, having begun her own martial arts training at the dojo of newcomer Colleen Wing after the events of Luke Cage. Colleen is a staple in the Iron Fist comics, who will ultimately play a key role alongside other characters introduced in the Netflix universe, but I won't spoil those for you just yet. Wing obviously does her fair share of butt-kicking in this series as well, shown dueling swords with what appears to be an astoundingly nimble Madame Gao. Don't tell me pilates is garbage!

This show is clearly paving the way for the upcoming The Defenders as it pulls elements from all its Netflix predecessors. OMG, you guyz, it's all happening! I'm so freakin' excited! Uh, sorry . . . Keyboard got stuck.

The trailer concludes with the moment we've all been waiting for: the power of Iron Fist. Danny's hand glows and he punches the floor, launching a room full of henchmen into the air. You might notice a sound remarkably similar to Iron Man's beam cannons as Danny powers up his hand. I wonder if his hand actually makes that sound in the show. That would be preposterous, nonsensical, and wickedly cool.

-Iron Fist releases on Netflix March 17.

Zack Howe

Posted on February 8, 2017 11:19

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