There's no denying it: 2017 has been a rocky year for international politics. Controversies galore have sprung from federal initiatives from dozens of countries. Last week, South Korea saw its president impeached after a drawn-out scandal, and the U.S. continues to create critics thanks to Donald Trump's stance on refugees. The political landscape is a dangerous one at the moment, and it has become a source of misery for many both domestically and abroad. And, now, one actor has connected Trump's controversial role as president to the dwindling reviews for Marvel's Iron Fist.
During a recent interview with Radio Times, Jones took a moment to discuss Iron Fist and its critical reception. Over the last week, several reviews of the Netflix title have hit the Internet, and their contents are less-than-encouraging. When asked about the reviews and people's hesitation to embrace Iron Fist's privileged background, here's what Jones had to say:
"I think the world has changed a lot since we were filming that television show," Jones said. "I'm playing a white American billionaire superhero, at a time when the white American billionaire archetype is public enemy number one, especially in the US.
"We filmed the show way before Trump's election, and I think it's very interesting to see how that perception, now that Trump's in power, how it makes it very difficult to root for someone coming from white privilege, when that archetype is public enemy number one."
Continuing, Jones also took a moment to address critics of the series. The actor said, "I think it's very clear and very simple; these shows are made for the fans, not for critics. I think the fans of the source material and the fans of the Netflix and Marvel shows will love what we've created. I think it's that simple."
For now, fans will have to make what they will of Iron Fist's reviews and controversies. Plenty of critics who've looked over the show so far are known as fans of Iron Fist, but taste does differ across the board. Not every show can be a unilateral hit like Daredevil, but Iron Fist still has time to prove its merit to fans in the long run.
Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family's legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.
Marvel's Iron Fist premieres March 17, 2017 exclusively on Netflix.0comments