There is a sudden spike in interest online in the New Iron Fist after Marvel recently released a teaser image.
What Fans are Saying?
Although Marvel has yet to announce who the New Iron Fist will be, many fans are sharing their own picks. Some fans are speculating that the House of Ideas will cast an Asian character who will inherit the mantle from Danny Rand. Here are some fan tweets and their speculation.
I'm calling it right now. Whoever becomes the new Iron Fist in the comics will be the Iron Fist in the MCU. I can see Danny Rand becoming a supporting character like Hank Pym in the Ant-Man movies. pic.twitter.com/98FWh4MeFY
— The Wednesday Pull List! (@WednesdayPull) October 28, 2021
I'm into a new Iron Fist. The mantle is ripe for legacy stories and in need of rejuvenation.
I'd be into basically anyone from Gene Yangs Shang-Chi run grabbing the mantle. pic.twitter.com/OWLd41DUyV
— Muad'Dave, the Comic Book Herald (@ComicBookHerald) October 29, 2021
Danny was Daredevil before, it’s only fair that Daredevil become Iron Fist now. https://t.co/dS6vIPTfRE
— 🎃 Spencer Perry 🎃 (@TheSpencerPerry) October 29, 2021
The new Iron Fist to be revealed later today.
Place your bets on who this next master of Kung-Fu will be? pic.twitter.com/ocw7pAaKMN
— ComicsXF (@ComicsXF) October 29, 2021
If you look carefully at the bottom of the trashcan, you'll notice Swordmaster's sword broken in pieces. The creature in the window also looks like the demons Swordmaster fights. Maybe Swordmaster is the new Iron Fist. pic.twitter.com/f50Y3ySQK1
— Daniel (@616Watcher) October 29, 2021
Oh they’re gonna introduce an Asian Iron Fist and use that as the lead-in for a show/movie, aren’t they. pic.twitter.com/u21hEd3Yiq
— Justin Carter (@GigawattConduit) October 29, 2021
What Happened Before?
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon by Larry Hama, David Wachter, Neeraj Menon, and Travis Lanham previously saw Danny passing his abilities on to Okoye.
Okoye further passes the abilities to Gork. However, Gork was reincarnating as the replacement to Shou Lao the Undying. However, Danny defeated Shou Lao in the first place to gain his Iron Fist powers. On October 28, Marvel released the first two teasers. One teaser image is a homage to Spider-Man No More. Although Danny is seen in Peter Parker’s place. The second teaser shows a silhouetted Iron Fist channeling their chi.
Watch this space as Iron Fist develops further.