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New Iron Fist Trailer Is Something!

Maybe it’s the sore throat, sniffles and runny nose talking, but this new Iron Fist trailer doesn’t get me too pumped for the upcoming show. Which is a shame, because the Marvel Netflix shows have been on point!

The problem with this trailer is that it doesn’t show us anything new or interesting to get us excited about Iron Fist. This should have been a story trailer, letting us know what the show is actually going to be about. But this trailer is almost completely about Danny Rand as a person, without getting into his powers, his mystical training or, honestly, anything at all about him. They tease his powers briefly at the end, and it’s the most exciting part of the trailer.

They name-drop K’un-Lun, but they don’t explain at all why it’s a place we’ll want to visit. It comes off like a generic martial arts monastery. They show Danny fighting, but what modern action hero isn’t a highly trained martial artist these days? They show Colleen Wing, but don’t do anything with her. They tease Madame Gao, but only by simply showing us that she’s on the show.

And most importantly, where is the villain? The Netflix shows have all had hugely impressive villains, for the most part. But we don’t get a hint of anything like that in Iron Fist, unless you count that one generic white guy businessman who showed up in the beginning. But who cares about him?

This is inexcusable! Iron Fist has some great villains! And even if he doesn’t, they can’t even show us an evil martial arts master? Where is Steel Serpent? Or even Fat Cobra?

Iron Fist might be the hardest sell of all the Marvel Netflix shows, and if this is the last trailer we get before the show launches next month, then Marvel better hope they’ve got a hidden gem here.

I mean, I’m totally gonna watch it. I just think they should have upped their trailer game this close to the premiere.

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About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on February 7, 2017, in Marvel, Television and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yeah, this was a boring trailer. And frankly, the only thing I could think while watching it is how much better it would have been with an Asian-American lead.

  2. No kidding. All very good points. And does it concern anyone else that The Defenders are all going to be “punchers”? Not a single ranged attacker in the bunch!

    –Justin

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