We’re only a few months away from the latest Netflix/Marvel installment. Iron Fist comes out on March 17th and will feature Finn Jones as Danny Rand. A boy who then becomes a living weapon – his show will rely heavily on martial arts and ancient teachings.
Listed below are the recently released names of 11 of the 13 episodes. Behold!
Episode 1, Snow Gives Way directed by John Dahl
Episode 2, Shadow Hawk Takes Flight directed by John Dahl
Episode 3, Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch directed by Tom Shankland
Episode 4, Eight Diagram Dragon Palm directed by unknown
Episode 5, Under Leaf Pluck Lotus directed by Uta Briesewitz
Episode 6, Immortal Emerges From Cave directed by unknown.
Episode 7, Felling With Tree Routes directed by Farren Blackburn (18 for strong bloody violence)
Episode 8, The Blessing Of Many Fractures directed by Kevin Tancharoen
Episode 9, The Mistress Of All Agonies directed by Jet Wilkinson
Episode 10, unknown
Episode 11, Lead Horse Back To Stable directed by Deborah Chow (12 for mild violence)
Episode 12, unknown
Episode 13, Dragon Plays With Fire directed by Stephen Surjik
We previously reported that Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik would be helming episode 4, so we’re expecting a big action sequence in it. We’re also hoping that the title of Episode 6 hints at the inclusion of Shou-Lao!
In case you need to catch up on your martial arts knowledge, many of the episode titles are Shaolin Kung Fu sequences. Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the oldest institutionalized styles of Chinese martial arts and considering Danny Rand is raised by martial artists, this is a clever way to keep within the theme. Many of the other titles seem to be related to other martial arts moves as well.
It should also be noted that most episodes get a 15 point rating according to the BBFC (Britain’s government-appointed film censorship board). 15 means a fair amount of violence and cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 15. Episode 11 does get a 12 rating and episode 7 gets an 18 rating – so, extra violence. But, keep in mind that the BBFC does tend to be a little harsh in their ratings when it comes to violence featuring weapons.
And for an even cooler little tidbit, three of the directors announced are women!
Source: Bleeding Cool