Saika and I just finished Luke Cage, the third Netflix installment of Marvel’s four-part NYC superhero adventure. Luke, along with Jessica Jones, Matt Murdock, and some guy called Daniel Rand are supposed to make up The Defenders, a group of superheroes who will be showcased in a later Netflix miniseries. I thoroughly enjoyed Jessica Jones, but I gave up on Daredevil a few episodes in thanks to its relentless grimdarkness and racism, so I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the last Defender. “Who even is Daniel Rand?” I asked Saika.
“Oh, he’s Iron Fist, he knows martial arts and stuff,” she told me.
“Oh, cool!” I said. “So they cast an Asian guy finally!”
“They got fucking Loras Tyrell to play him,” she said. “So… not really.”
As you might imagine, I watched the newly dropped Iron Fist trailer with some trepidation.