With the debut of Marvel’s Iron Fist less than two months away, many Marvel fans are already eager to see star Finn Jones in the classic Iron Fist costume.
However, a recent interview with Jones suggests that fans may not want to get too far ahead of themselves.
"I mean, who says there’s going to be a costume?” Jones replied when asked about wearing the Iron Fist costume during an interview with Extra. “This is a modern - I can’t say any more. Marvel are going to kill me. There maybe a costume, there may not be. We’re looking at a suit that, you know...”
Jones trailed off at the end, letting the comment hang before the Extra host rescued him with a joke, but it seems as if Jones was going to comment on the era-specific nature and context of Iron Fist’s classic costume, which had a high-collared, open-shirt look and a bandanna mask. Artists have updated the costume over the years, but the original remains Iron Fist’s most recognizable look.
The costume question has been asked in relation to every Marvel televisions series on Netflix. Marvel’s Daredevil, which follows the only other member of the Defenders who has consistently had a masked vigilante persona, had Daredevil in an early costume through most of its first season. The proper Daredevil costume debuted in the first season finale and got an upgrade early in the second season.
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Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are more accustomed to working in street clothes, though both shows included references to their respective character’s superhero personas – Jewel for Jessica Jones and Power Man for Luke Cage.
In Marvel's Iron Fist, Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting his world around him with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
The cast features Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) as Daniel Rand/Iron Fist, Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones) as Colleen Wing, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup (The Following) as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) as Ward Meachum, and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) will be reprising her role as Jeri Hogarth for a guest appearance.
We’ll have to wait and see what path Iron Fist takes when Marvel’s Iron Fist debuts on March 17, 2017.