RZA of Wu-Tang Clan Will Direct an Episode of 'Iron Fist'

Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 3:57PM
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Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 3:57PM
RZA of Wu-Tang Clan Will Direct an Episode of 'Iron Fist'
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Iron Fist has been in the news a lot lately for promotional Defenders stuff, but his own Netflix martial arts brawler coming out in March has plenty to be excited about. And while giving a Facebook Q&A with Extra about general Iron Fist stuff, star Finn Jones (best known as Loras Tyrell on Game of Thrones) let slip that "the RZA himself" of rap group Wu-Tang Clan will direct part of the show.

RZA (whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs) will be directing the show's sixth episode, called "Immortal Emerges From Cave." The full episode list was released earlier this week, but but only some had directors attached to them. "Immortal Emerges From Cave" was one with no name listed, and it's now clear what exactly they were building up to, so hopefully Jones didn't spoil any big reveal Marvel had up its sleeve. But RZA definitely knows his martial arts films, having also directed and starred in the 2012 movie The Man With the Iron Fists, so moving to Marvel's Iron Fist seems like a natural next step.

RZA's inclusion also hints at a recurring theme in the interview that hip-hop is going to be an important part of the show, much like Luke Cage with its prominent Biggie portrait and cameo from fellow Wu-Tang member Method Man. Just before bringing up RZA, Jones said he uses hip-hop to get into character as Danny Rand:
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"So before I started the role, I actually made a playlist on my iPod of songs that Danny Rand would listen to. It's a lot of kind of '90s hip-hop like De La Soul, Jurassic 5, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan. Like that kind of music is really what Danny's jamming to. And we actually feature that in the series."
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Also, in either good news or bad news depending on how big of a comic book fan you are, Jones seemed to imply that he wouldn't be wearing the traditional costume, the skin-tight green and yellow gi with the enormous V-neck. When asked, he responded with "Who says there's gonna be a costume?" only to backtrack because he didn't know if he's allowed to say so. Considering that Daredevil is the only character in Netflix's Marvel shows with a real costume, and Matt Murdock didn't even suit up until the end of season 1, it makes sense.

Also, the skin-tight V-neck would be a toughie to pull off in gritty live action. Here's the latest teaser for the show:


Marvel's Iron Fist comes out on March 17, 2017 on Netflix.
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