Marvel’s Iron Fist was met with a long list of criticisms after it premiered back in March of 2017. Of the many things the show was faulted for, one of the most talked about was the poor fight choreography. For a series called Iron Fist, it’s certainly a shame that the martial arts heavy action scenes left fans underwhelmed. However, that looks set to change in season 2, as Marvel confirmed they’ve brought someone special on board with some serious credibility to his name.
During a Q&A panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced that Black Panther fight coordinator Clayton Barber has joined Iron Fist’s second season. During the panel, Barber elaborated on what exactly he’ll be bringing to the show’s upcoming sophomore outing.
“Old school kung fu. That’s what we wanted to do, we wanted to turn this thing into a punk rock song and that’s what we did. You’re really going to enjoy it.”
Barber also cited the legendary Jackie Chan as a major influence in his plans for Danny Rand. “Of course, Jackie Chan!” said Barber. “That’s what we went off of. That’s why we’re calling it old school.”
Iron Fist made a guest appearance in the tenth episode of Luke Cage’s second season, which received a warm reception from fans. It seems Marvel has listened to what worked and what didn’t regarding Danny Rand’s solo series, and things are looking up for the protector of Kun Lun.
Season 2 of Iron Fist is set to premiere later this year. The show will have a presence at this year’s Comic-Con, so keep it here at @SuperBroMovies for all the latest updates.
Source: Marvel Entertainment
Marvel’s Iron Fist – “Danny Rand returns to New York City, after being presumed dead for 15 years, to reclaim his family company from Harold Meachum and his children Ward Meachum and Joy Meachum. When a threat emerges, Rand must choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.”