A new rumor suggests Marvel is preparing a new Iron Fist series. The rumor follows news that Netflix will be dropping its Marvel shows on March 1. While it is believed those shows could be heading to Hulu, which is plausible considering how its more mature content matter may not be a good fit for Disney+, it appears the ill-received series could be getting a second life within the growing Disney streaming lineup.
Iron Fist never managed to find its groove during its three-season run, while Daredevil, Punisher, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage all managed to garner praise from fans and critics. The only other Netflix Marvel show to flop was The Defenders limited series. That series saw the streaming service attempt to pair their characters together to fight a common foe.
Guardian of a Mythical City
It is believed the new series will be revamped into a family-friendly version with ties to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Michelle Yeoh stated during an interview with Collider that her character is a guardian of a mythical city.
We are so happy that we are having our first Asian superhero. And not just superhero but superheroines around him as well, and I am a guardian of a mythical city. These young people come in and they have to learn how to protect history, and to protect not just this world but the worlds that are around us from the demons that are locked away. So it’s magic, it’s reality, so many things happening and it’s a lot of fun.
The origin of Danny Rand (Iron Fist) involves him finding his way to the mythical city of K’un-Lun. It is there he gains his training, powers, and encounters numerous magical beings, including dragons, similar to what was seen in Shang-Chi. After a series of events, he becomes the guardian of the mythical city. Although Yeoh’s character never names what city she is from, it is possible they could be one and the same.
Whether it was due to budget or other reasons, it is not known why Netflix never chose to further expand that story beyond some flashbacks, but Disney could easily do so as it continues to develop more characters and stories. Disney has also established patterns of story writing, from movies to its own shows, in which multiple universes and characters are joined together to create larger story arcs.