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Marvel's Iron Fist: Season Two; Netflix Series Casts Alice Eve (Entourage)

Alice Eve is joining the second season of Marvel's Iron Fist TV show on Netflix. The British actress, who primarily works in features, had a recurring role in the final season of HBO's Entourage. Her other Us TV series work includes the season three premiere of Black Mirror, also on Netflix. A superhero action-adventure drama, based on the Marvel comics, Marvel's Iron Fist stars Finn Jones as Danny Rand. The cast also includes: Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, David Wenham, Wai Ching Ho, Barrett Doss, and Rosario Dawson. The store centers on billionaire martial arts expert Rand, who returns to New York City, 15 years after having gone missing. Read More…
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Alice Eve cast in Marvel’s Iron Fist season 2

When Marvel’s Iron Fist returns to Netflix for its second season, it will have Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) among its ranks.

Eve will star as a regular role throughout the season, but Marvel is staying mum right now on who exactly her character is and whether she’s an ally or enemy of the immortal Iron Fist. However, a recent report made just days ago suggests Marvel may have decided on a female villain for the second season.

“We are very excited to have an actress of Alice’s stature join the cast of Marvel’s Iron Fist,” Marvel’s head of television and series executive producer Jeph Loeb said. “Her exceptional talent brings an intrigue and danger to her character unlike anyone else.”

“We’re over the moon that Alice Eve is joining us this season,” said Raven Metzner, Iron Fist‘s showrunner and executive producer.
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‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Recruits Alice Eve for Mystery Role

Iron Fist is getting some new company in Season 2. Finn Jones' protector of Kun-Lun, sworn enemy of the hand (and thundering dumbass) will be joined by Star Trek: Into Darkness star Alice Eve, who has signed on for the sophomore season of Netflix's hit Marvel series in a mystery role, as Marvel confirms. Eve joins Jones alongside his returning castmembers Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, and Sacha Dhawan. “We are very excited to have an actress of Alice’s stature join the cast of ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist,’” says Marvel TV boss and Iron Fist Ep …
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10 Horror Movie Reboots Gone Horribly Wrong

10 Horror Movie Reboots Gone Horribly Wrong
Oh, horror movies. Market research showed that more people knew the phrase Texas Chainsaw Massacre than the number of people who had seen it or even knew what it was about. So you know what that means! Reboot time! Now, there's nothing inherently wrong with rebooting a popular film and/or franchise. But there's also no rule that says they have to be bad. Nevertheless, crappy remakes keep plaguing horror fans. We're looking at 10 horror movie reboots that went horribly wrong.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is easily one of the scariest movies of all time, no question. Loosely based on true events, put together in the early '70s on a shoestring budget, this thing played like some sorta snuff film. It's chilling. It's such a great horror film that once the sequels stopped coming, Hollywood tried to reboot it not once, but twice.
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Marvel's Iron Fist: Season Two Renewal for Netflix TV Show

It looks like Netflix is giving Marvel's Iron Fist another chance. Deadline reports the streaming service has renewed the TV show for a second season.Based on the Marvel Comics character, the superhero drama centers on Danny Rand (Finn Jones), a billionaire martial arts expert who returns to New York City after being missing for 15 years. The cast also includes Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, and Rosario Dawson.Read More…
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‘Iron Fist’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Taps New Showrunner

‘Iron Fist’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Taps New Showrunner
Updated July 22, 11:21 a.m. Pt: Raven Metzner will take over as showrunner for “Iron Fist” Season 2. Metzner previously worked on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” NBC’s “Heroes Reborn,” and TNT’s “Falling Skies.” He also has past experience in the Marvel world, having written the screenplay for the 2005 film “Elektra.” He replaces Season 1 showrunner Scott Buck, who is now working on the ABC Marvel series “Inhumans.”

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Netflix has renewed the Marvel series “Iron Fist” for Season 2.

Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. In addition, Loeb hinted that Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) would team up with NYPD detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick), who first appeared in Season 1 of “Luke Cage.” The characters previously partnered together in the Marvel comic books.

Iron Fist” stars “Game of Thrones” alum Finn Jones as Danny Rand, the heir to the multi-billion dollar Rand Corp. who returns to New York after training for
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Iron Fist controversy had Jessica Henwick questioning whether to sign on for her role

It appears that Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick was aware of the whitewashing controversy surrounding the casting process for Marvel’s final Defenders origin story, as she reveals it did make her questions whether to take on a role in the series.

“It was a hard decision to make to join the show,” said Henwick in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Not because of the material or anything. But I’m part of the Asian community. I’m Asian. I’m an actor. If anyone understands the conversation, it’s me. I’ve lived and breathed it.”

See Also: Iron Fist co-creator responds to white-washing criticism

Henwick has previously showed her support for Finn Jones in the lead role as Danny Rand, stating that “he smashes it out of the park.”

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York
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Watch: All Iron Fist Easter eggs and Defenders references

Iron Fist rounds out the origin stories leading up to The Defenders (which also consists of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage), and while the show is getting a somewhat negative critical reception, it does contain a ton of hidden references and Easter eggs for eagle eyed fans to notice. Fortunately, YouTuber Mr Sunday Movies has compiled everything into one handy video which you can watch right here…

See Also: Finn Jones says it will be a couple of seasons before Iron Fist wears his classic costume

Be sure to let us know in the comments section if you found an Easter egg or Defenders connection not listed in the video…

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living
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Finn Jones says it will be a couple of seasons before Iron Fist wears his classic costume

Although Iron Fist never wears his classic yellow and green costume at any point during the first season of the Marvel and Netflix show, a set photo did arrive online yesterday showing the costume in all of its glory. However, it seems it will still be quite some time before we see the character officially suiting up, according to actor Finn Jones.

Speaking to TV Guide, Jones discussed the costume situation, saying: “The first couple of episodes you see Danny kind of awkwardly fitting into suits. He’s not used to this. He’s in a suit and it doesn’t feel right. Then he’s in regular clothes and it still doesn’t feel right. He’s trying to find his identity. Eventually throughout the series he kind of claims some kind of identity through his clothes — but we’ve got a couple more seasons to go before we get to that point.
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Iron Fist: Every Important Thing That Happens in Season 1

The newest series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Netflix's Iron Fist, joins the superhero slate alongside Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Daredevil. The show centers on Danny Rand (Finn Jones), a young martial arts master/billionaire who returns home after 15 years in search of his identity. This proves to be more challenging than he originally thought, because his duty as the Iron Fist gets in the way. In case you're wondering what goes down in the first season, here's what you need to know - including spoilers! Danny's Tragic Past When Danny was a child, he and his parents were in a plane crash near the Himalayan mountains. As the lone survivor, he was rescued by Buddhist monks and raised in K'un L'un, a mystical city in a realm different than Earth. For over 15 years, Danny trained to become a warrior monk and, after passing a deadly test, was chosen
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Iron Fist set photo shows classic costume

While Finn Jones never got around to donning the classic green and yellow Iron Fist superhero outfit in the Netflix series, such a thing does exist as evidenced by this new behind-the-scenes set photo recently released on Instagram. Check it out below…

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Showrunner Scott Buck recently spoke about the decision not to have Danny don the costume in the show, stating that: “There was no good reason we could imagine to put Danny Rand in a costume. Because Danny Rand is still discovering who he is as a hero and where he is going to be, so he’s not yet ready to put on a mask or a costume.”

Perhaps the outfit will make an appearance in future seasons…

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) mysteriously
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Iron Fist Season 1 Episode 3 Review – ‘Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch’

Shaun Munro reviews the third episode of Iron Fist

After a mediocre season premiere and flat-out bad second episode, Iron Fist hopes to change things up as it swaps out writer Scott Buck and director John Dahl for Quinton Peeples (Flashforward, 11.22.63) and Tom Shankland (House of Cards, Luke Cage) respectively.

From the outset, things are definitely looking up; the brief flashbacks don’t have the same awkward choppiness and cheapo filter effects, and though the fight scenes are still over-edited into oblivion (especially a close-quarters fight between Danny and a surprise assailant), the general direction and framing is evidently improved.

Narrative, though, it’s still mostly wading through treacle, promising interest but failing to deliver. For starters, episode three introduces some cringe-worthy, forced sexual tension between Danny and Colleen that’s wholly unnecessary, threatening to make yet another superfluous Marvel Couple out of the pair.

At least Finn Jones gets
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‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ Review: Season 1 Lacks Punch, Proves Incredibly Skippable

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‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ Review: Season 1 Lacks Punch, Proves Incredibly Skippable
The problem with “Iron Fist” can be identified right from the very first moments — specifically in how its opening credits sequence compares to the other series in the Netflix/Marvel universe. “Daredevil’s” eerie viscous drippings reveal the various conflicting forces in Matt Murdock’s life — justice versus action. “Jessica Jones” is a moody stroll through Jessica’s New York, haunted by her demons. And the landmarks of Harlem ripple across “Luke Cage’s” body as he delivers a hell of a punch.

Here’s what happens in the “Iron Fist” opening sequence: A dude does kung fu. It’s mystical kung fu, clearly, and he starts off doing the kung fu in a forested area before eventually ending up in a city. But it’s a dude doing kung fu. And over the course of Season 1, that ends up feeling like all the show has to say.

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‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ Review: Season 1 Lacks Punch, Proves Incredibly Skippable

‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ Review: Season 1 Lacks Punch, Proves Incredibly Skippable
The problem with “Iron Fist” can be identified right from the very first moments — specifically in how its opening credits sequence compares to the other series in the Netflix/Marvel universe. “Daredevil’s” eerie viscous drippings reveal the various conflicting forces in Matt Murdock’s life — justice versus action. “Jessica Jones” is a moody stroll through Jessica’s New York, haunted by her demons. And the landmarks of Harlem ripple across “Luke Cage’s” body as he delivers a hell of a punch.

Here’s what happens in the “Iron Fist” opening sequence: A dude does kung fu. It’s mystical kung fu, clearly, and he starts off doing the kung fu in a forested area before eventually ending up in a city. But it’s a dude doing kung fu. And over the course of Season 1, that ends up feeling like all the show has to say.

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Iron Fist Poll: Was Critical Clobbering Warranted?

Iron Fist Poll: Was Critical Clobbering Warranted?
All 13 episodes of Marvel’s Iron Fist hit Netflix early Friday morning — but if you’ve kept an eye on early reviews, you already know the comic-book drama isn’t exactly packing a punch.

Rather, it’s become a punching bag for TV critics everywhere.

Currently sitting at 19 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, Netflix’s latest Marvel series has been described as “rote and uninspired,” “a paint-by-numbers project” and “shockingly underwhelming.” That’s tough criticism by any standard, but it’s especially disappointing on the heels of three consecutive Marvel wins for the streaming service: Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
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Iron Fist Season 1 Episode 1 Review – ‘Snow Gives Way’

Shaun Munro reviews the first episode of Iron Fist

Iron Fist arrives on Netflix today amid the bad-pr double-whammy of whitewashing accusations and a fleet of negative early reviews, but for those prepared to keep an open-mind, can the streaming giant’s fourth Marvel show still deliver the goods?

Well, it seems to get one thing right from the up; the first two episodes are helmed by legendary film noir director John Dahl (Red Rock West, The Last Seduction), who in recent years has worked on a litany of acclaimed TV shows such as Dexter, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Hannibal, The Americans and House of Cards, to name just a few.

Sadly, however, this season primer isn’t the most invigorating introduction to Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who returns to New York City after being presumed dead in a plane crash with his parents, to find the family business now controlled
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Your Complete Guide to Binge Watching 'Marvel's Iron Fist'

Your Complete Guide to Binge Watching 'Marvel's Iron Fist'
The Defenders roster is now complete. With the premiere of Marvel's Iron Fist -- all 13 episodes are available to stream at midnight -- the final spot in Netflix's assemblage of small screen Avengers has been filled by Danny Rand. Before you binge, here is a comprehensive guide of everything you need to know about Danny and his glowing fist of kung fu glory.

"The show is very gritty and very dark in certain aspects," Finn Jones explains to Et. "We tackle serious issues, like the heroin problem in New York and corporate cataclysm and corruption behind the scenes. There's definitely dark elements, but I think how Danny is different from the other superheroes is Danny has this naivety to him, which actually gets him in a lot of trouble."

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Who is Danny Rand? He's a comic book character who has been kicking
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'Iron Fist': How Marvel's New Show Reinvents a 1970's Kung-Fu Superhero

'Iron Fist': How Marvel's New Show Reinvents a 1970's Kung-Fu Superhero
A young boy loses his wealthy parents, receives spiritual guidance and martial-arts training in the Far East, then returns home to right various wrongs and restore order in the big city – it’s a familiar superhero origin-story narrative. Very, very few comic-book adaptations would introduce their main character, however, wandering barefoot and disheveled in the streets of midtown Manhattan, Walkman blazing (listening to, of all things, OutKast's "So Fresh, So Clean") with a semi-stoned grin on his face, looking like he just stepped away from a drum circle in a Phish pre-show parking lot.
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Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick praises Finn Jones, dismisses whitewashing criticisms

Iron Fist has recently come under fire for a number of reasons; if reviews are to be believed, it’s nowhere near the gold standard of previous Marvel-Netflix collaborations, while many have accused the show of whitewashing, due to the decision to cast a white actor, Finn Jones, in the title role.

Co-star Jessica Henwick came to the aid of Jones during an interview with The Daily Beast, stating: “Look, I am Asian. I am Asian and I am an actor. If anyone understands, it’s me. I have faced it in my career. I’ve been working eight years and I’ve experienced it firsthand, the disparity when it comes to Asian representation — even more than that, Asian misrepresentation. But I also have seen what Finn’s done in this role and I honestly, honestly think that he smashes it out the park.”

Meanwhile, Finn Jones has gone on
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Finn Jones blames Donald Trump for Iron Fist’s bad reviews

A few days ago, Iron Fist star Finn Jones spoke about the bad reviews for Netflix’s latest Marvel series, pulling out the old “we made it for the fans, not the critics” line, and now he’s shifted his focus, blaming Donald Trump for viewers’ inability to connect to Danny Rand.

“I think the world has changed a lot since we were filming that television show,” Jones told Radio Times. “I’m playing a white American billionaire superhero, at a time when the white American billionaire archetype is public enemy number one, especially in the Us. We filmed the show way before Trump’s election, and I think it’s very interesting to see how that perception, now that Trump’s in power, how it makes it very difficult to root for someone coming from white privilege, when that archetype is public enemy number one.”

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