Marvel fans forgive and forget pretty quickly. Take the worst character in Marvel TV, push him onto the world in the Defenders and give him an awesome team-up episode with Luke Cage, and all is apparently forgiven. Add that together with fan campaigns that quietly shut down the opposition or the stereotype, that Danny shouldn’t have been a white millennial hipster, even though he kinda always was, and you got the makings of a hit second season, before it’s even released in September.
Give the hipster his own ass kicking season 2 trailer and fans proclaim, that Iron Fist season 2 is now gonna be amazing. What?? Do Marvel fans forget all the criticism that they threw at Iron Fist, just because Finn Jones portrayal of Danny Rand reminded them a little too much of themselves? All that happened in the Comic Con trailer which was released to the public, anyway, was that Danny walks down a street and punches some guys and everyone says this is amazing? Marvel fans are amazing, but there are some serious delusions going on right there.
Don’t get me wrong I found a lot of things to like about Iron Fist Season 1, especially the Meechums, and I don’t doubt season 2 will offer something even juicier with more tie-ins to the Marvel TV world. Yet, the trailer didn’t actually show anything new, or even what the second season will even be about. Perhaps though, Iron Fist gave the people what they wanted in the teaser and hyped up second season. TV Trailers are often criticized for showing and telling too much about what the story will be about. This trailer, didn’t do this at all. In fact, besides for Danny claiming that New York City, is his city, something Matt Murdock might have a problem with, there isn’t anything specific to criticize the trailer for.
Marvel fans are right in one way, the trailer for Iron Fist season 2 is awesome, but awesome compared to the rest of Iron Fist. This trailer of Iron Fist proves that Marvel can put out anything with the label of Marvel on it, and Marvel fans will love it, leaving no room for proper criticism.