Now that Iron Fist has been released in its entirety on Netflix, all four of Marvel's small screen heroes have been officially introduced to the masses. And now is the time where we look ahead to the highly anticipated Defenders miniseries. Assembling the leading and supporting characters from each show, we'll see as the four titular heroes team up to battle Sigourney Weaver's mysterious villain and save New York from certain doom. And while this is an exciting concept, hardcore comic fans are wondering if the heroes (besides Daredevil) will start wearing their comic book costumes- especially Finn Jones' Iron Fist.
But Daredevil himself, actor Charlie Cox, recently made a statement that doesn't bode well for those purist Iron Fist fans. While appearing on Boogaloo Radio, Cox revealed why The Defenders is an easier gig for him. But he also let slip that Iron Fist's signature mask probably isn't showing up in the miniseries.
Do you know what, when we filmed the first two seasons of Daredevil, it destroyed me. Defenders is slightly different because it has four of us. We can't all be together all the time so there's a lot more time off. The way it worked out is quite cool because since my character is the only one that has a mask, when we did action sequences they have to make sure they get the other three doing their bits because they could always use my stunt double.
Well, this stinks.
It look like Charlie Cox has accidentally solved one of the mysterious surrounding Netflix's The Defenders. Each of the streaming service's Marvel series function largely as origin stories. Daredevil himself didn't accrue his awesome costume until the very last episode of Season 1. And while we aren't really ever expecting Jessica Jones to wear her sparkly outfit from the costumes, Luke Cage and Iron Fist could easily transition to more traditional crime fighting costumes. All Luke needs is a damn yellow shirt, for pete's sake.
As a reminder, here's what Iron Fist normally wears to kick ass and take names.
Sometimes he adds a shirt to the equation, but you get the picture. Iron Fist usually wears a mask, although Netflix's version seems to be disinterested in protecting his identity from his enemies. But since he's been battling his mortal enemy The Hand, I guess this makes sense.
Maybe Daredevil will inspire Iron Fist to get with the superhero program. The first clip from The Defenders shows Matt Murdock wearing a makeshift mask that looks an awful lot like Iron Fist's mask from the comics, so we'll see. In many ways Danny Rand is still a kid, so perhaps a conversation with another superhero will inspire him to get a bit more discrete.