UPDATE: The Punisher poster included below is fan art and not official We have updated the text. However, we’ll say this much – it’s good enough that it fooled us and a few other sites. Props to the creator, jeers to us.
With all the buzz around Iron Fist and the first first footage of the Defenders team-up series, it’s easy to forget that the other Marvel Netflix shows are still developing their own worlds and stories.
But with the much-anticipated first season of The Punisher wrapping, and the second season of Jessica Jones just starting, there will be plenty of news and tidbits to keep you Marvel fans afloat until The Defenders hits screens in August.
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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: why Marvel’s Iron Fist really blew it by not casting Lewis Tan in the lead role.)
Could Iron Fist have been received better if it had cast an Asian-American as Danny Rand?
Until now, that was a pipe dream for many critics of the latest Marvel Netflix show, who lambasted the series for perpetuating the myth of the white savior by choosing to stay loyal to the comic-book depiction of Rand: as a white, blonde outsider who can punch things with his magic fist. But it was recently revealed that half-Chinese actor Lewis Tan, who played one-off villain Zhou Cheng in episode eight of Iron Fist, was on hold for the part until they ultimately cast Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones.
Let me take a deep breath. I have a lot to say about this.
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