The closer and closer we get to the release of Marvel’s next big Netflix series, Iron Fist, the more and more we hear about just how bad the show is. None of the reviews have been very good, the series is currently sitting at a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes, with most of the criticism falling on an un-charming lead and a boring story — which is saying a lot for a hero who’s mystical kung fu powers come from punching his fist into the heart of an immortal dragon to make his chi his own.
And that’s what we’ve got to talk about today.
In an interview with Yahoo UK, titular actor Finn Jones addressed whether or not the series would show the dragon, named Shou-Lao the Undying, saying, “I’d love to have the budget for these shows to have a full-on Game of Thrones style dragon… But unfortunately you know, we have budget restraints. That’s the nature of the show.” He then went on to assure us that the dragon still exists in the Iron Fist lore saying — “We do allude to it in Iron Fist, in a very intelligent way… And definitely in The Defenders… but I think, you know, we’ve got to be realistic.”
If you’re an Iron Fist fan at all, this is heartbreaking news. This is equivalent to doing a show about the origins of Superman without showing Krypton or a documentary on the creation of pancakes without showing the syrup.
Sure — it’s a pancake, but it’s not really one that anyone wants.
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