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Iron Fist’s Finn Jones addresses the show’s cultural appropriation accusations

Actor says it’s too early to judge

When Marvel and Netflix announced that it would be bringing Iron Fist to the small screen, fans of the original comic book series were both excited about having the hero in the extended universe and nervous about who would play the hero, Danny Rand. Earlier this year, the companies announced that Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones would be Iron Fist, and fans quickly posted their disappointed thoughts online.

At New York Comic Con this past weekend, asked Jones was asked about the concern fans had over the cultural appropriation of the character, and whether he shared those concerns. Jones said that he understood where fans were coming from, but added it was too early for judgement to be made on the show.

"We're working with Netflix and Marvel, two of the most leading entertainment companies in the world right now," Jones said. "They know exactly what they're doing. We have an incredibly diverse cast; incredibly talented.

"What I would say to that is, wait until you've seen the show, and then pass judgment, before you make comment, because people will be very, very, very pleasantly surprised with what we're doing in the show."

Jones added that while the books were written in the 1970s, the show is going to change things slightly to bring it into the modern age. The actor solidified that Iron Fist will bring the character into 2016 and the show will reflect the cultural and technological changes that come along with it.

During the panel for Iron Fist at NYCC, Marvel debuted the first official teaser trailer, which can be seen above, as well as a few exclusive clips for the audience gathered.

Iron Fist marks the fourth series being created between Netflix and Marvel. It will debut on Netflix on March 17, 2017.

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