Joe Quesada Says Luke Cage and Iron Fist Will “Have Their Own Feel”
"I think fans will be pleased".
Speaking at the Daredevil premiere in New York City earlier this week, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada promised fans a “different feel” from upcoming Netflix shows Luke Cage and Iron Fist in comparison to its previous offerings of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. While Luke Cage will be debuting on Netflix later this year, all we know about Iron Fist so far is the actor that’s been cast in the role of Danny Rand–Game of Thrones‘ Finn Jones.
Compared to Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Iron Fist comes from a canon immersed in more legend and magic–Danny Rand acquires the mystical force of the Iron Fist through a series of trials, so that could also determine a different perspective than the somewhat darker, grittier portrayals in the previous Netflix Marvel programming. In an interview with Decider, Quesada said that the intention is to give each show its own unique look with the intention of uniting the four later on:
“Our goal is to provide four different shows that each have their own feel while, again, feeling like they are a part of a whole. Not an easy task, but I can tell you that our team is really fantastic at doing this. It’s still the early stages of Iron Fist so I’m a little hesitant to say too much more than that. But Danny Rand is a completely different character and the world that he comes from, how he obtained his powers and his skills — all completely different. I think fans will be pleased.”
In terms of where each show will be set, Quesada added that these characters aren’t going to be confined to Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage has already been spotted filming in neighborhoods like Harlem and Brooklyn, which backs up that promise. Iron Fist is still in pre-production, so it’ll be interesting to see where that show winds up filming–especially since Danny Rand, as a businessman, may find himself closer to a place like Midtown than Hell’s Kitchen.
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