Can Iron Fist ruin the team up Netflix has been building to?
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist are finally coming together in what Nerds saw coming way better than Matt Murdock (too soon)… The Defenders.
In the comics, the foursome was another fighting team a kin to The Avengers. Just not as powerful/ popular.
Netflix has been rolling out each of the installments laying down some continuity points that point to the enviable team up. While Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage all were decently received, Netflix may have overplayed their hand when they came out with Iron Fist. Critics punched harder than the ‘Immortal Protector of Kun-Lun’, and fans were left scratching their heads after watching a weak story with questionable casting.
Though the Iron Fist’s story, acting, and even powers were weak, hopefully that translates to him not being strong enough to ruin The Defenders.
The biggest kicker in all of this will be the villain. According to Entertainment Weekly, Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Avatar) plays Alexandria, who has no comic book history and was created specifically for this show.
Daredevils Kingpin, and Jessica Jones’ Killgrave prove that the Netflix series’ can produce a villain that knows how to best test our heroes. But the underlying villain throughout “The Hand”, has been the weakest part of the series. Can this new player give us a focal pointed antagonist, that knows how to squeeze the vulnerabilities of our heroes, giving them something to overcome and win the day? Time will tell. Sigourney Weaver has given us some great performances, so there’s reason to be optimistic.
But if I were her, I’d take down Iron Fist first since he’ll be the easiest to beat.