According to recent news, apparently the world was supposed to meet Danny Rand in his ‘Iron Fist‘ series a lot sooner, as that particular show was originally supposed to air before ‘Luke Cage’ came to Netflix. However, because Luke Cage the character appeared in ‘Jessica Jones‘ and was received so well by fans and critics alike, Marvel and Netflix made the decision to change their game-plan and release ‘Luke Cage’ first, thus speeding up one production and slowing down another. According to a recent interview Complex did with ‘Luke Cage’ showrunner Cheo Choker:
“Marvel went from, ‘We’re gonna take our time’ to ‘Let’s flip it and do Luke Cage first…We’ve got this great concept and this guy is leaping off the screen, let’s follow the momentum.’”
Of course, for some reason in my head it makes more sense to do ‘Iron Fist’ last, as it is clearly going to be the most “mystical” of all the series’ that Netflix has released for Marvel, and it would be better if the supernatural side of the MCU was first established by ‘Doctor Strange’ before having another hero delve into it. Of course, I realize there has been plenty of supernatural already in the MCU, but ‘Doctor Strange’ is going to set the standard, and it makes more sense for an actual MCU film to set the bar, and have everyone else hit that same bar. Netflix has been amazing with the Marvel shows so far, but I believe ‘Iron Fist’ is going to be the trickiest to pull off because his power is the most in your face (his flaming fists) and it makes sense to wait to do the craziest hero last, much as the MCU waited till right before ‘The Avengers’ to do a ‘Thor’ movie as he was conceptually the most different character.
What do you think of the decision to speed up the ‘Luke Cage’ release and wait for ‘Iron Fist?’ Does it really matter to you one way or another? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments below!
Official Series Synopsis:
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.