Earlier this week the titles of the episodes of Marvel’s Iron Fist was released, and each one was accompanied by the name of a director. The only episode that didn’t have a director’s name attached to it was one called “Immortal Emerges From Cave,” Now, thanks to actor Finn Jones, we know that the episode was directed by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA. During an Extra live Q&A, Jones revealed:
“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. And actually, one of our episodes was directed by the RZA himself. Episode 6. So, yeah, there’s very close ties to hip-hop music and the Iron Fist series.”
When asked what it was like working with RZA, the actor said:
“Oh, he’s a dude. He’s a complete dude. Actually really sweet but chill. He has a really good vision of what he wants. He understands that martial arts genre.”
In case you didn’t get that, RZA is quite the dude. RZA made his directorial debut in 2012 with The Man with the Iron Fists, which wasn’t a great movie, but it was fun and entertaining. I’m sure he’ll do some fun things with his Iron Fist episode. I think this is going to be a great series, and I’m excited to see how the story unfolds.
Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting his world around him with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
The cast also features Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones) as Colleen Wing, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup (The Following) as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) as Ward Meachum, and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as Jeri Hogarth.
Via: MCU Exchange