One of the most common and, frankly, accurate criticisms leveled at Iron Fist Season 1 is that the fights weren’t up to scratch – a pretty damning indictment when your hero’s key attribute is being a master martial artist who can kick the living spit out of 99% of the waking world without taking recourse to his eponymous dragon-endowed magic punching hand (ah, comics…).
The powers that be listened, and they listened good. For the second season of the continuing adventures of Danny Rand (Finn Jones), the good folks at Marvel and Netflix roped in fight coordinator and snappy hat wearer Clayton Barber. Never heard of him? Here are some choice cuts from his imdb page:
John Wick: Chapter 2
The Fate of the Furious
Olympus Has Fallen
The Bourne Legacy
Did We Mention Creed?
XXX: State of the Union
Holy shit, Creed!
As a fight coordinator, stunt coordinator, and stunt performer, Barber is a total legend, as two new featurettes attest:
…so, all else aside, the action scenes this time out should be pretty speccy.
Iron Fist Season 2 hits Netflix on September 7, 2018.