August 26th, 2010
12:46 PM ET
Along with a number of other Marvel comics currently getting the Hollywood treatment – including “Thor,” “The First Avenger: Captain America” and “Iron Man 3” – the studio seems to be digging in the comic crates once again, this time for a hero with a bit of a lower profile.
According to Deadline.com, the "Iron Fist" is the next super in line to get his own movie. The story of Danny Rand, a martial arts expert who develops a pair of indestructible fists after winning a battle with a dragon, first emerged in the '70s, and it's believed that Marvel has tapped Rich Wilkes, the man who penned “xXx," the movie that began a franchise of films with Vin Diesel.
EW thinks it’s kind of odd to give the greenlight to a martial arts movie since interest from American moviegoers in the genre seems to have flagged, they are giving “Spider-Man” something of a reinvention, so why not try to pay homage to the lesser-known Marvel icons?
Another Marvel comic that's reported to fly under the Disney banner, as "Iron Fist" would, is Dr. Strange, the New York surgeon who loses his sense of touch and has to learn to use his mind to combat evil instead of physical force. Aside from these two, are there any other lesser-known heroes that you think Marvel should turn to next?
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