Negative Reactions To Marvel’s IRON FIST Blamed On Donald Trump
The hits just keep on coming in regards to the negativity that surrounds Marvel’s Iron Fist. The character of Danny Rand being “whitewashed” is the main reason for all the bad buzz, but there might also be another reason why the portrayal of this billionaire philanthropist is not greeted with open arms.
During an interview with Radio Times, star Finn Jones explained that one of the reasons that critics might be unreceptive to the television series because of the presidential election of Donald Trump.
“I think the world has changed a lot since we were filming that television show. 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.
Danny is a fish out of water, and you don’t really understand where he’s coming from. But I think there’s also a level of intrigue. People need to see the full series–’Iron Fist’ doesn’t end until the last episode of ‘Defenders.’ He really goes on a journey of self-discovery, and grows into the role. It’s paced out; it’s a long journey.”
While Jones offers an engaging theory, it’s hard to believe that Trump could be blame. If that was the case, there would have been some negative attention brought on the upcoming filming of The Batman. Let’s not forget that Bruce Wayne also happens to be a billionaire by day, vigilante superhero by night.
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Marvel’s Iron Fist debuts on Netflix on March 17, 2017.