Marvel’s Iron Fist March 17th premiere will be here in no time and more details are leaking out. One of the most interesting reveals about the series to come out is that Wu-Tang Clan member and kung-fu enthuist RZA will be directing the 9th episode of the series.
With the great reception Marvel has received from their hip hop cross over covers and the Luke Cage series, RZA directing an episode of ‘Iron Fist,’ was a no brianer. It was revealed during a Q&A session with Finn Jones the star of the series on Facebook live that he created a hip-hop playlist to get him in the mindset to play Danny Rand:
“So before I started the role, I actually made a playlist on my iPod of songs that Danny Rand would listen to. It’s a lot of kind of ’90s hip-hop like De La Soul, Jurassic 5, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan. Like that kind of music is really what Danny’s jamming to. And we actually feature that in the series. And actually, one of our episodes was directed by the RZA himself. Episode 6. So, yeah, there’s very close ties to hip-hop music and the Iron Fist series.”
If you’re a Wu Tang fan, you know RZA is no stranger to Kung Fu flicks, he directed a feature film of his own ‘The Man With Iron Fist,’ as a homage to martial arts films. Not to mention the many Wu-Tang tracks that use samples from old-school kung fu flicks. Jones had nothing but praise for RZA saying he “has a really good vision” for the show and that “he’s a complete dude.” The title of the episode RZA is directing is “Immortal Emerges from Cave,” which sounds like a dope Wu-Tang song title.