CBM recently did an interview with the man with the golden touch Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus). In the interview Lindelof, a well known comic book fan, was asked what character he would like to bring to the big screen and this was his answer...
One character I've always loved is Iron Fist, and Matt Fractions incredible run with him a couple of years back. I always thought that would make a really cool movie. But I am hard pushed to think of me doing anything better than The Avengers which I just thought was phenomenal.
When asked about previous attempts to get this character off the ground, and why they failed, Lindelof responded with this:
Yeah well I mean I think it's because he's even more fringy than Iron Man was, and also because he's called IRON Fist they may be worried about some confusion with the Iron Man franchise, even though obviously they are very different characters. But I have to imagine that with the success of The Avengers, they are planning to give Black Widow and Hawkeye their own spin-offs, and there are many more characters on the fringe of the Marvel universe that I feel are equally worthy, like Iron Fist.
I think that this is an awesome idea. Iron Fist is a very cool and distinguishable character. I think Lindelof has the chops and the proper geek mentality to bring us an origin story that people would respond really well to.
Back in 2003 there were rumors circulating around that Ray Park was in talks to play the role of Danny Rand/Iron Fist. Obviously, that fell through. Who do you think would make a good Iron Fist? Do you think it should be a standalone movie or do you think they should make a Heroes For Hire movie that also stars Luke Cage? Let us know what you think.