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We are one character away from the much anticipated The Defenders crossover miniseries on Netflix due this year. With Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) having made an appearance, the time has come to see what’s lying in store for the final member of the team, the Iron Fist.

We’ve seen teasers before, but Netflix has now debuted an official trailer for Marvel’s Iron Fist. After surviving a plane crash as a kid, Danny Rand (Finn Jones, Game of Thrones) is back to claim his rightful portion of Rand Enterprises, his father’s company. This barefoot billionaire Buddhist monk can also do some channelling to summon the arcane power of the Iron Fist, clearly demonstrated by his glowing yellow hands that conjure up the phrase ‘hot knife through butter’.

Rand now needs to battle a rather crazy looking Harold Meachum (David Wenham, The Lord of the Rings) who is in control of Rand Enterprises, but soon comes to the realisation that his duties as Iron Fist requires more of his time and effort.

The series also stars Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Colleen Wing, who comes across as not only a much needed ally to Rand but also a love interest.

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Iron Fist’s origins as a comic book hero dates back to the 70s when, thanks to a range of Kung Fu movies hitting the west, an increasing number of martial arts heroes started emerging.

Admittedly, after watching the trailer we can’t really say that we’re super-excited for Iron Fist’s arrival come 17 March, as it looks a tad bland compared to Jones, Daredevil and Cage. Hopefully Netflix isn’t playing all of its cards at once. Hit play to check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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