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Netflix Reportedly Leaning Towards NOT Casting Asian American as the ‘Iron Fist’

Iron FistThe push for Netflix to cast an Asian American as the lead in Marvel’s Iron Fist continues to gain momentum with coverage by such publications as the Hollywood Reporter and Mary Sue.

The campaign launched by the blog site Nerds of Color early last year picked up steam this month with the announcement that Scott Buck had been hired as the showrunner.

#AAIronFist has been adopted by fans as the hashtag to use to support the campaign.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix actually met with Asian American actors to discuss the possibility of playing the lead, but with Buck announced as the showrunner, reportedly the show is now leaning towards casting a White actor.

The Iron Fist is a martial arts warrior with super powers. His alter ego is Daniel Rand who learned his martial arts and supernatural skills while being raised in the alternate-dimension city of K’un-L’un.

You can read three reasons why Daniel should be played by an Asian American in the Hollywood Reporter.





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