Monday, August 29, 2011

Batman and Iron Fist

For a character that was created to cash in on the Kung-Fu craze of the 1970's, Iron Fist certainly has had a lot of staying power.  It's been interesting to watch his various incarnations through his partnership with Luke Cage and his solo series, especially the way his back story was fleshed out by Matt Fraction in The Immortal Iron Fist.  I've read that Iron Fist is among the second-tier Marvel characters being considered for a feature film.  His origin is filled with action, redemption and exotic locales so I think it could make for a fun movie.  Heck, since Marvel is so into franchise building these days, they should release a Like Cage fill the same year and then follow it up the next summer with a big-scree Power Man and Iron Fist flick!

1 comment:

Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

I love that cover!
Am I right that Danny Rand/Iron Fist was based on Chuck Norris? Wasn't he an actor in the '70's?

I read somewhere the Old Spice Guy wanted to play Luke Cage - maybe if he bulks up - not sure who I could see as Iron Fist...

But that would be a great franchise - almost as good as the Lethal Weapon series...

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