Finn Jones talks preparing for Marvel’s Iron Fist
Danny Rand spent ten years in the mystical city of K’un-Lun in the pages of Marvel Comics, and now Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones is getting a taste of that training himself as he prepares to become the living weapon for the Netflix original series, Marvel’s Iron Fist. Speaking with EW, Jones reveals he’s in the middle of training now and hasn’t yet tried on the iconic costume.
“At the moment I’m in the physical preparation for the role. Every day for the last month, I start my day with about two and a half hours of martial arts – which is kung fu and wushu mixed with a bit of tai chi, and other stuff as well. In the afternoon I’ll do weight training with a trainer to bulk me up and get my physically right for the part. And in evenings I’ve been doing meditation classes and learning buddhist philosophies.”
Jones went on to talk about what drew him to the character and what will make him interesting on screen.
“I love the character. What really drew me was the character and the story. I really enjoy how he’s a superhero with a real heart but has spiritual elements as well. I think it’s going to be an exciting character to play because there’s this contraction of on one hand he’s from a very wealthy family, he’s a billionaire, on the other hand he’s been in this world of K’un-Lun for a long time where he’s learned kung fu and buddhist philosophy. There’s a contradiction in those elements that’s going to be really fun to play.”
Jones leads the cast of the series as Danny Rand, The Immortal Iron Fist. He’s joined by Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing and David Wenham as Harold Meachum. The series is being executive produced by Scott Buck.
In Marvel’s Iron Fist, Daniel Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
Marvel’s Iron Fist is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
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