After the cancellation of the Iron Fist series that was supposedly happening, and the rumor that it was being replaced with the Punisher series, a new rumor is now spreading through the web that Marvel and Netflix may be developing a feature film! Nothing has officially been said yet, but from the looks of it, Marvel is really using Netflix to extend the universe. Similar to Doctor Strange, Iron Fist will introduce a mystical look at superheroes.
No Longer A Series?
There is no doubt that Iron Fist is coming to the MCU. It would be awesome if he gets a feature film and then Netflix could later turn it into a series if it's successful. Either way Iron Fist will be making his debut.
According to Peel the Orange, they received the info from an email that was sent to them from a source that works within Marvel Creative, and the message stated this:
Marvel will be turning Iron Fist into a Netflix exclusive feature film. This will give Marvel extra time and a larger budget for this project.
Budget wise, shooting the origin story would be the most expensive part of introducing the character. A larger budget would help Marvel to go in depth with how the superhero came to be. That's the part most fans truly want to see. You can't really hate a good origin story!
The Punisher To Become A Defender?
This part may seem kind of odd. You wouldn't exactly consider the Punisher to be so much of a team player. The guy is just a lone wolf vigilante. The source for Peel the Orange also stated this in the email:
The Punisher will replace Iron Fist as one of the four Defenders.
Iron Fist could be replaced on the Defenders, but for it to be The Punisher is a bit odd. This is just a rumor, nothing official yet!
Do you think Iron Fist will get his own feature film? Is the Punisher going to replace him in the Defenders? Comment down below!
Source: Peel the Orange