Finn Jones Blames Donald Trump For Negative Iron Fist Reviews

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If you've kept your ear to the ground when it comes to Marvel news, you would know by now that the early reviews for Iron Fist have been quite terrible. Finn Jones, who plays the hero Danny Rand, has spoken out about all the critics — and now he's blaming the bad reviews on US President Donald Trump.

In an interview with Radio Times, Jones said:

"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."


Granted a lot of the reviews have been bashing the show for having Danny Rand be the "white savior," but that's honestly just his origin in the comics. I think it would be worse if they wanted an Asian-American actor to fill in the role just because the character does martial arts.

Then again, others are just calling the series boring and slowly paced — which is probably not an issue with race. Since only the first six episodes were aired for critics, it's possible that some of the better episodes for Iron Fist are close to the end. We'll just have to wait and see.

Iron Fist airs on Netflix March 17.

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