The Iron Fist has arrived.
At New York Comic Con on Saturday, Marvel dropped the first official trailer for Iron Fist, its latest Netflix series and the final series before its Netflix heroes — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage — team up as the Defenders. (That team-up series will launch later in 2017. Iron Fist premieres in March.)
Judging by the trailer, Iron Fist seems more in line with Daredevil than Jessica Jones or Luke Cage. Hallway fight scene? Check. Martial arts? Check. Bad guys with axes in the hallway fight scene? Check. Weird body markings and the main character doing Zen-like meditation poses? Check.
And, yes, there's a glorious show of the glowing "Iron Fist."
Iron Fist brings to life the comic book of the same name. A boy named Danny Rand is adopted into a mystical Asian city called K'un-Lun, where he acquires the power of the Iron Fist, martial arts skills, and his sense of right and wrong.
The story and series, because of its Orientalist features and white-savior trope, has been criticized for still casting Finn Jones as the main character and seemingly retaining all of those tropes.
Based on this trailer, it's impossible to see how well or how poorly Marvel has adapted that story. But what's here looks fun and intriguing enough to hold us over until it premieres in March 2017.