On the cusp of the second season of the Immortal Defender’s adventures dropping, Netflix has released a featurette showcases the vastly improved fighting sequences in the series.
While a number of things were maligned regarding Danny Rand’s first slate, none were perhaps more scrutinized than the fight scenes. For all talk about the ability of Danny as the Iron Fist as a fighter, the choreography and execution of many of the scenes left much to be desired.
Much credit to Finn Jones, who did not have long to train before being thrust into filming the first season. Even his fights in the Defenders miniseries and his guest turn in Luke Cage Season 2 showed significant improvement. The extra time training and the introduction of a new stunt team seems to have really paid off in this new footage from Netflix.
Right off the bat, the fights seem faster, more vicious, and more visceral. Seeing Danny and Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing unload this frame should be exciting. And that Danny-Davos fight in the Iron Fist gear in K’un-Lun looks phenomenal. With the tease of Davos getting his own powers as Steel Serpent this year, there’s a palpable buzz surround the new season.
Marvel’s Iron Fist premieres all 10 episodes of Season 2 on Netflix on September 7, 2018.