What is Iron Fist about?
The plot summary sounds like a nice place to start when describing everything we know about Iron Fist. The character is a beloved figure for the people who read the comic books, but if you’re not familiar with the comic book origins of Danny Rand/Iron Fist, you’ll want to get the basics down.
Unlike Daredevil, who was a known character because of the Ben Affleck movie made years prior, not many were aware of Jessica Jones or Luke Cage’s stories and they turned out to be pretty captivating on the small screen. So let’s get to know the next great superhero.
Here’s how Netflix describes the series:
"Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist."
On the surface, this sounds similar to the early days of Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. A rich young adult returns home where he has a billion dollar enterprise waiting for him after he was presumed dead only to fight evil as a vigilante with mysterious powers and capabilities after intense training.