For better or worse, Iron Fist introduced Danny Rand and his incredibly complex backstory to the #MCU. We got to see the signature fighting, the iconic iron fist and the distinctive mystical elements. But perhaps the part of the mythology fans were asking for the most was the iconic costume.
Our dream (kinda) came true in the show, as an episode featured a character (Bakuto) showing #DannyRand footage of previous wearers of the Iron Fist mantle. In the video, we see a former Iron Fist taking out Chinese soldiers who are trying to enter K'un-Lun. While the costume was visible, its details were hard to make out. Fortunately, we have a new behind-the-scenes image that gives us our real first look at the Iron Fist suit in the MCU.
The actor that portrayed the past Iron Fist, Johnny Yang, posted an image on his Instagram profile featuring him in the #comicbook garments alongside the aforementioned Chinese soldiers. Yang unfortunately deleted his post, but we have the image:
Before it was deleted, the post was captioned with:
"The day it was just the Iron Fist brothers."
There's been a lot of doubt from fans in the past about adapting the comic book-accurate garments to live-action, especially in a gritty world like the Netflix/MCU one. But as we can see, it can totally be done. And that makes us wonder...
Will Danny Wear The Iron Fist Costume In The Future?
From everything we've heard so far, it seems like it. Earlier this month, showrunner Scott Buck stated that, while Danny did not wear the garments in his very own show, things could be different in #TheDefenders:
"He is someone who is rather well known as a billionaire, so he can’t necessarily go out in public and do the things he does without being recognized. It does become an issue for the character.”
Recently, during an interview with TV Guide, #FinnJones explained that the suit is definitely coming, but it might not happen until much later down the line for the character:
"The first couple of episodes you see Danny kind of awkwardly fitting into suits. He's not used to this. He's in a suit and it doesn't feel right. Then he's in regular clothes and it still doesn't feel right. He's trying to find his identity. Eventually throughout the series he kind of claims some kind of identity through his clothes - but we've got a couple more seasons to go before we get to that point."
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So yes, the suit is on its way. As for how long we'll have to wait, it's possible Jones is simply playing coy in regard to the timeframe. As Scott Buck stated, Danny Rand is a billionaire who can't exactly be running around in his civilian clothes punching mystical ninjas in the face.
From what we've learned from the plot of The Defenders, the events on that show will bring a lot of spotlight to our main heroes. So the young kung fu master will need a way to conceal his identity in the near future if he wants to continue with his heroic endeavors. And it's also very appropriate. As #Daredevil, Matt Murdock is the only superhero that wears a suit out of the Defenders so far, so Danny Rand's snazzy jumpsuit would even the odds—just, you know, maybe with more muted colors and without the giant, '70s-era collar.
Would you like to see Danny Rand wear his Iron Fist garments in the near future? If he does, where do you think it will happen?
[Source: TV Guide]