Following a string of successful Marvel comic book adaptations, the streaming service giant, Netflix seems to have stumbled. Marvel’s Iron First has struggled to gain any critical favour and if the first 10 reviews are anything to go by, will receive a unanimously Rotten rating on the popular review website, Rotten Tomatoes.
Take a look at what a few of the early reviewers had to say:
The negative reviews from early screenings are already starting to affect potential audiences. Rotten Tomatoes have recorded a drop in the percentage of users excited to see the new series from 96% to 88% in just 48 hours. Although I am personally ready to binge watch my weekend away on this latest Marvel Comics’ adaptation, it would seem that many Netflix subscribers might not be putting their plans on hold for this latest blockbuster release.
Although Iron Fist may not be the Marvel adaptation we hope for, Marvel’s Legion has attracted both critical and audience praise alike.
For the uninitiated, Iron Fist, or rather his billionaire alter ego Danny Rand returns to New York after being presumed dead over 15 years ago. Rand intends to take up the mantel of his late father at the head of the family’s company but his return is not met with same enthusiasm that he might have hoped. With a city in need, Rand must choose between living up to his father’s legacy or fulfilling his duties as the wielder of The Iron Fist.
Iron Fist is set to hit a couch in your home on 17 March.
BONUS: The Defenders
Iron Fist (Finn Jones) is the last piece in the puzzle of The Defenders joining Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Matt Murdock’s Daredevil (Charlie Cox). This superhero group first appeared in Marvel Feature #1 back in December 1971 and consisted of Doctor Strange, The Hulk, Namor, and the Silver Surfer. The group has seen various hero combinations over the years, however, its members are always individualistic in their goals and they often present as a “non-team”, a dynamic that looks likely to hold within Netflix’s incarnation of The Defenders.
The Defenders is expected in late 2017.