Marvel making an Iron Fist

Superhero flick gets green light

If you thought Marvel had blown their load on cramming every available superhero into The Avengers, then think again because they’ve just given another one his own film.

Iron Fist will tell the story of a martial artist who gets himself into a scrap with a dragon, plunges his fists into the beast’s molten heart, and finds them transformed into a pair of indestructible weapons. As you do.

Naturally he decides to use his newfound might for good, but not before his poor old dad meets an untimely end at the hands of a killer. Um, anyone else thinking Spiderman at this point…?

The studio have hired screenwriter Rich Wilkes (best known for his work on the XXX series, but try not to hold that against him) to knock up a script, with the film to be set up at Disney after the Mouse House’s $4 billion deal last year to secure character rights to the Marvel universe.

No word as yet on any casting, but expect the usual Sam Worthington/Chris Evans/Channing Tatum, rumours to start appearing shortly.

Will you be rooting for Iron Fist? Have you even heard of him before? Please enlighten us…

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    • thegedman

      Aug 26th 2010, 9:46

      Nice one,Iron fist has been around since the mid 70s.He has been part of the avengers team. Hes also had some great patnerships ie luke cage,daredevil.with a good script,cast,and decent effects this could be awesome.

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    • hulkwarriors

      Aug 26th 2010, 9:59

      Come on TF, Least do your homework a bit on this. the Iron Fist comics are amazing and Danny Rand (OR Iron Fist) is a great character, and if your going to be throwing out similarities then Rand has way more in common with batman than spiderman. Good news though as Iron Fist has a lot more grounding in the real world and should be an easier story to adapt to screen. Channing Tatum wouldn't be terrible but he would need to take some serious acting lessons... but i would put Tom hardy in the role

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    • disappointed

      Aug 26th 2010, 11:56

      Ben Affleck is clearly the only choice for the role. The man's got a chin carved from justice. Tom Hardy? I'm disappointed.

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    • KingofSpain

      Aug 26th 2010, 12:44

      Iron Fist. Ant Man. Both getting their own films, with an Iron Man 3 post-Avengers. Hmmm ... Me thinks Marvel are already planning an Avengers 2.

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    • KerrAvon

      Aug 26th 2010, 19:55

      Avengers 2 of course they're thinking about it. You wouldn't throw that much money at something and make just one movie, Transformers is a prime example of that despite being awful it gets bums on seats. I

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