After playing a super-powered martial artist for two seasons (one in “Iron Fist” and another in the “Defenders”), Finn Jones is finally getting around to actually training in martial arts for the second season of “Iron Fist”, Netflix’ worst reviewed Marvel show ever.
The development was announced via a Twitter fan account for the British actor. Should this get everyone pumped for a new adventure featuring Danny Rand?
Finn already started his martial arts training for Iron Fist season two! 🐉👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/2IFr1vgnlW
— Finn Jones Central (@finnjonescom) September 20, 2017
Aside from the whole whitewashing controversy, the first season of the show was heavily criticized for its vapid acting and uninspired, lackluster action sequences.
Many found it painfully ironic, considering the character is known for having a strong martial arts background in all its comic or animated iterations.
Instead of being treated to epic action scenes each episode, viewers watched Danny Rand as he tried to return to the Rand Corporation.
The storyline, peppered with the occasional boring fight scenes, left many fans wanting as most expected an action-packed series similar to other Marvel/Netflix shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.
Iron Fist was also blamed for dragging down the Defenders miniseries based on statistics provided by Fizziology which did a study on viewer responses, reports Comicbook. The findings showed that actor Finn Jones’ Danny Rand/Iron Fist actually had a very adverse effect on the series.
“Daredevil drove the most conversation, making up 20% of the show’s overall buzz. Danny Rand/Iron Fist was the second highest driver of conversation. However, buzz about Iron Fist skewed negative/mixed as viewers said he ruined the show. Some joked about wanting to play a drinking game to get through his parts.”
However, despite the reaction of fans and critics, it appears the show’s producers are still moving forward with another season.
The upcoming season of “Iron Fist” has no release date yet, but principal photography is set to begin by the end of the year, according to Screenrant.