Netflix's Iron Fist won’t be wearing his costume (or even a mask) anytime soon

Don’t expect to see Iron Fist’s iconic green-and-yellow costume anytime soon. Showrunner Scott Buck has his reasons on why Danny Rand won’t be putting on the classic garb, though, as outlined in the latest issue of SFX.

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Like the majority of Marvel’s Netflix lineup, Iron Fist won’t be donning the costume which he is synonymous with… at least not yet, as Buck mentions in an interview with SFX Magazine, “There was no good reason we could imagine to put Danny Rand in a costume. Because Danny Rand is still discovering who he is as a hero and where he is going to be, so he’s not yet ready to put on a mask or a costume.”

Having no mask, just like his fellow Hero for Hire Luke Cage, puts him at risk, as Buck goes on to say, “[A]t the same time he is someone who is rather well known as a billionaire, so he can’t necessarily go out in public and do the things he does without being recognised. It does become an issue for the character.”

Iron Fist isn’t sidestepping all of the character’s iconic traits though. Iron Fist will still somewhat address the mystical side of things while leaving things hanging, as Buck explains, “We’re trying to keep things extremely grounded and real and tell our stories through characters. So the mystical aspect is something we like to hint at, the idea that there is something bigger and larger out there, but we don’t delve into it all that deeply.”

Read more about Netflix’s Iron Fist in the latest issue of SFX magazine, on sale now. Buy future issues here.

Images: Netflix/Marvel & SFX Magazine

Bradley Russell

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