Tell me if any of this sounds familiar: orphaned at a young age, the heir to an inordinate fortune disappears to a mountaintop monastery in Asia to learn martial arts, is presumed dead for many years, and then returns to reclaim ownership of his namesake corporation while spending his nights fighting crime.
If you guessed “Danny Rand” or “Iron Fist,” you’re a doggone dirty liar, and you owe Bruce Wayne an apology. (Unless, of course, that Bruce Wayne is this Bruce Wayne, in which case you can go ahead and continue disrespecting him at your convenience.)
Anywho, the full trailer for Iron Fist, the latest Marvel series for Netflix, just dropped today. It feels a lot like Batman Begins, not that we’d ever accuse Marvel of plagiarizing Christopher Nolan. Ahem. Take a look for yourself:
Not bad, right? It actually looks halfway fun. There are the hallmarks of all the Marvel Netflix joints thus far — badly-lit fight scenes; pulpy, overdramatic dialogue; Rosario Dawson — plus a lot more swords. Like, a whole lot more: we’re talking katanas, crazy curved handheld blades that look like the Wu-Tang logo, those long staffs with a knife on the end that aren’t technically swords but are very badass so I’m going to include them anyway. Cool stuff.
Plus, at one point, Danny Rand receives a note from someone named “Yang Hai-Qing.” And my name is Yang-Yi Goh. So I guess what I’m saying is: I’m in.
All 13 episodes of Batman Begins with Magic Hands will be released on Netflix on Friday, March 17.