Finn Jones Briefly Comments On The 'Spiritual Discipline' And Contradiction Of IRON FIST

Finn Jones Briefly Comments On The 'Spiritual Discipline' And Contradiction Of IRON FIST

Finn Jones briefly comments on what attracted him to the role of Danny Rand, a character that he says combines spiritual discipline and badass superhero-ics. He also comments on his martial arts training.

What drew Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones to the role of Iron Fist? "I’ve always dreamed of a role that bridged spiritual discipline and badass superhero. There’s a contradiction in those elements that’s going to be very fun to play. "

Finn goes on to confirm that he'll be training in the martial arts styles of Kung Fu, Wushu and Tai Chi.  In an effort to further dive into Danny Rand, Jones is also studying meditation and Buddhism.  In contrast, Charlie Cox trained in the fighting styles of boxing, Kali and Wing Chun for his role as the Devil of Hell's Kitchen.  Onscreen, Iron Fist's fighting style should look very different from the way Matt Murdock kicks and punches as Daredevil.  One superhero trained extensively in the various fighting disciplines of Japan while the other is a student of Chinese martial arts.  When they appear together in The Defenders, it will be important to make this visual distinction.   

After his family meets a tragic fate while on expedition in China, a young Rand is adopted by the people of the mystical lost city of K'un-Lun, where he's taught a magical fighting style. Years later, he returns to New York to fight crime.  In addition to Jones' Danny Rand, Jessica Henwick has joined the Netflix superhero drama as Colleen Wing.  Shang-Chi is rumored to also appear but has yet to be confirmed by Marvel or Netflix.

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