The Iron Fist That Almost Was: One-on-One with Steven Maeda

It’s been nearly two weeks since Iron Fist debuted all 13 episodes of its initial season on Netflix. Prior to its release, the first half of the season previewed for critics received a drubbing the likes of which is unheard of for a Marvel/Netflix property. I’ve since watched the whole season, and yeah, it wasn’t … Continue reading The Iron Fist That Almost Was: One-on-One with Steven Maeda

Iron Fist Abridged: The Adventures of Iron Goldendoodle & The Bargain Bin Lannisters!

by Andrea Tang This weekend, between bouts of story-editing, I meandered my way through the first four episodes of Netflix’s Iron Fist, which I’m actually quite enjoying so far, probably for the same reasons I’ve seen Vampire Academy three times. I’m pretty sure the writers pitched this series as, “What would happen if you put a … Continue reading Iron Fist Abridged: The Adventures of Iron Goldendoodle & The Bargain Bin Lannisters!

Five Showrunners Who Could Have Gotten Iron Fist Right

Three years ago, when I initially wrote about casting an Asian American in the lead role on Iron Fist, I had no idea the NOC would become ground zero for the #AAIronFist movement. I just never thought an Asian American Danny Rand was that radical a notion! Now that we’re on the eve of the show’s … Continue reading Five Showrunners Who Could Have Gotten Iron Fist Right

Finn Jones Whitesplains Iron Fist to Asian Woman Then Takes Twitter Timeout

by theblerdgurl | Originally posted on Medium Yesterday, Finn Jones, the actor playing Danny Rand on the Netflix debut of Marvel’s live action version of Iron Fist abruptly quit twitter. He wasn’t being harrassed, he wasn’t threatened, there was no controversy. In fact, to most observers, he simply seemed to be having a conversation. This … Continue reading Finn Jones Whitesplains Iron Fist to Asian Woman Then Takes Twitter Timeout

Race, Politics, and the Third Self: Why We Need Iron Fist and Ms. Marvel to be Asian American

It’s been quite a while since I’ve contributed anything, but with the news that Iron Fist has a showrunner and also with Donald Trump wasting our time and being overtly bigoted, I thought it was an opportunity to look at the importance of introducing more POC characters in our fiction, and the importance of identity, on a … Continue reading Race, Politics, and the Third Self: Why We Need Iron Fist and Ms. Marvel to be Asian American

Why an Asian American Iron Fist Matters

by MC Nedelsky in collaboration with MCU Exchange Pop culture writers, whatever their chosen topic, write because they are passionate about the subject. First and foremost we’re fans, and we want to share our passion. But, like any writer, we also hope our words have an impact — that they will cause a reader to … Continue reading Why an Asian American Iron Fist Matters

Fixing Marvel’s Iron Fist: Introducing Danny Rand to a New Audience

by MC Nedelsky in collaboration with MCU Exchange We’re continuing our look at how Marvel can adapt Iron Fist for Netflix, and while an earlier post looked at the supposed difficulties of incorporating the mystical elements of the Iron Fist mythology into the Netflix world, perhaps Marvel’s issue is a more basic one — the … Continue reading Fixing Marvel’s Iron Fist: Introducing Danny Rand to a New Audience

Fixing Netflix’s Iron Fist: Casting Danny Rand

Ever since I implored Marvel to consider an Asian American actor for the role of Danny Rand in their planned Iron Fist Netflix series last year, the most common reaction has been from non-Asians (usually) whitesplaining why the idea of an Asian American martial artist is racist. The second most common question involves who Marvel/Netflix … Continue reading Fixing Netflix’s Iron Fist: Casting Danny Rand

Fixing Marvel’s Iron Fist Problem: Why Netflix Can Handle Mysticism

by MC Nedelsky in collaboration with MCU Exchange What exactly is the problem with bringing Iron Fist to Netflix? It’s hard to know. Though the latest news is that the show is still on track, it’s clear they haven’t yet figured it out — they don’t have a star; they don’t have a showrunner; and … Continue reading Fixing Marvel’s Iron Fist Problem: Why Netflix Can Handle Mysticism