Look, Netflix. I literally just got done watching your spectacular Luke Cage. My pants can only get so tight. Now you have to go and drop a new teaser for Marvel's Iron Fist? C'MON GUYS.
Here you go:
That's it. March 17th, 2017.
We don't get a whole lot of information from this, aside from the release date. But it comes hot on the heels of another screen of Finn Jones' Danny Rand taking out a whole heapload of dudes.
In case you missed the first teaser released a few months ago, here it is:
Here's my hope: that they keep the character mystical. In the Immortal Iron Fist (Fraction/Aja -- and the one most relied upon as canon for the history of the character), it's established that the Iron Fist is a title given to the champion of K'un Lun, one of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven. To become the champion, Rand, like all Iron Fists before him, fought Shou Lao the Undying, and plunged his fists into the molten heart of the dragon, imbuing them with ancient power. My gut feeling tells me that Doctor Strange will be the catalyst for more mystical, magical characters to begin appearing in the MCU, and Iron Fist will be a part of the first wave of these.
I'd love to see this show expand on the origin, and give us a true, modern take on classic Kung Fu films (Enter the Dragon, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Drunken Master), in much the same way Luke Cage channelled classic Blaxploitation cinema. Give us true, gritty, bloody, and technically brilliant martial arts a la the hallway scene from Daredevil, or ANY scene from one of Jackie Chan's damned near perfectly coreographed repetoir.
Either way, we've got until March to find some new pants.