10 Superhero TV Shows That Completely Missed The Mark
10. Iron Fist (2017-2018)
Marvel’s Iron Fist suffers the fate of many doomed heroes in
that he just doesn’t size up to his caped colleagues.
An Iron Fist film had actually been in development since
2000, with the character suffering several failed attempts at a big screen reincarnation.
Eventually, the martial arts master was announced as part of Marvels’ exciting
quadrant of TV releases that included Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Daredevil. The
series would go on to contribute to the crossover miniseries The Defenders.
However, like a drunk, out of control Superman plummeting
aimlessly towards Earth, this series seemed dead on arrival. Criticised by a
large section of fans for not casting an Asian American as Iron Fist, the show
then preceded to meander through two inconsequential seasons before being cancelled,
against Marvel’s wishes.
A lack of momentum and one-dimensional characters led to
Iron Fist failing to meet the standards set by his fellow Defenders.