Monday, October 24, 2016

"Iron Fist" Star Puts Critics On Their Pretty Make-Believe Corner

Iron Fist
Marvel TV shows haven't shied away from hot button topics like stereotyping races and they will not do so now no matter how intense are the clamor of the pathetic few misplaced anger coming from social justice unicorns and pink ponies.

The casting of Finn Jones as Danny Rand a.k.a Iron Fist in his upcoming Netflix series has generated n overwhelming support from comic purists, but also attracted some whimsical comments from those that demand attention by arguing that the role is tailor-made for an Asian actor. Well, these few shrieking voices were served with a cold dosed of reality check, especially made for those who criticize something that they haven't even seen yet.

Even Finn Jones himself has chimed in on the matter, and he wants fans to wait to see "Iron Fist" before they rush to criticize the casting choice. He explained:

"What I would say to that is, people should wait, and watch the show before they pass judgment... The comic books were written in the '70s. 1970s was a very different world to 2016, and we're going to reflect that. We have an incredibly diverse cast; incredibly talented. What I would say to that is, wait until you've seen the show, and then pass judgment, before you make comment, because people will be very, very, very pleasantly surprised with what we're doing in the show."
During a recent Q&A session at New York Comic-Con (via Finn Jones addressed the "Iron Fist" casting issue, and implored audiences to wait until they have seen the show before passing any sort of judgment.

While admitting that the character of Danny Rand represents certain racial stereotypes of a bygone era, Jones argued that this new depiction of "Iron Fist" will reflect a far more contemporary outlook on the Marvel mythos. Within the context of "The Defenders" universe, it will all make sense in the end.

Just some fact checks first. Danny Rand is already a white character in the pages of Marvel comics, and bringing in an Asian actor to portray these stereotypes might not go over well with fans. Also, Luke Cage recently proved that embracing the comic stereotypes of the source material can be an incredibly powerful creative step unless some people want to cast Asians as the man with impregnable skin.

Marvel has done a phenomenal job in regards to finding the right actors for the right roles thus far, so no loudmouth social justice freaking coward can do anything about that.

"Iron Fist" debuts on 17 March 2017.

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