Now, whether you consider #Netflix's newly released #IronFist to be #Marvel's first major streaming misstep, or an unfairly critically-maligned attempt at something different, it's impossible to ignore the fact that a whole lot of people have a problem with its star, #FinnJones.
Jones, after all, spent much of the lead-up to the film saying outlandishly silly things in the name of defending his show — a move that may have seemed noble, had he not opted for some astonishingly lame logical leaps at times. And now, just to double down on that whole "irritating large swathes of the fan community" thing he was doing for a while there, it now transpires that:
'Iron Fist' Star Finn Jones Doesn't Think The Avengers Are All That Great
Specifically, he recently argued that #TheDefenders — the Iron Fist-featuring Marvel super-group that's set to hit Netflix later this year — are a superior team to #TheAvengers. Which, in the end, is a little like telling people you prefer Pepsi to Coke. Sure, some people might agree with you, but a whole lot of people are going to look at you like you're a little strange in the meantime. Having been asked whether it would be better to be an Avenger or a Defender by IGN, though, Jones threw caution to the wind, suggesting that:
"I think its better to be a Defender — definitely. We’re for the people. We’re on the streets, and we’re attacking crime where it matters. We’re real people."
Which, while superficially an entirely valid point — Jones's teammates #JessicaJones, #LukeCage and #Daredevil have, after all, been doing precisely that in their own shows — is a little less convincing coming from the mouth of a man playing an emotionally troubled billionaire who spends much of his screen-time giving precisely zero craps about any real people who aren't his immediate friends and family. In effect, he's #TonyStark, but whinier, and lacking in the outward-looking hubris that's apparently required to try to save everybody, irrespective of whether that's actually a good idea (coughUltroncough).
So, sure, Jones is free to argue that The Defenders are superior to The Avengers because they're "real people," "attacking crime where it matters," in much the same way that Robert Downey Jr. would be free to argue that The Avengers are superior because they're broke. After all, we apparently now live in a "post-truth" world, so an argument doesn't actually have to be correct in order to be valid.
That, though, doesn't mean that it's actually right.
What do you think, though? Do you agree with Jones that The Defenders are better than The Avengers? Let us know below!