Monday, August 30, 2010
Marvel will be creating Iron Fist
An Iron Fist film is moving into the scripting stage, says a report at Deadline.
Marvel Studios has brought aboard Rich Wilkes (the "XXX" film series) to write the screenplay, which will adapt the story of Danny Rand, the Marvel martial arts superhero created in the 1970's.
In the Marvel Universe, Rand is the son of a wealthy explorer who trains in the mystical arts and eventually gains the power of the legendary Iron Fist, a magical fighting power that gives him indestructible fists. First using the power after his father's death, Rand continued to bear the mantle in the fight against evil. Later, Iron Fist popularly teamed with Luke Cage (Power Man), who allegedly has his own film in development.
The idea of making an IRON FIST movie is actually a really old one, I guess it's as far as the same year the first Blade movie was released. During that time, the rumor goes that Ray Park (who was Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I, and Toad in the X-Men movie) was going to star as Iron Fist. But almost a decade has passed and still no Iron Fist movie. It is only now that news about this project emerges, hopefully, this project will finally be made.