“Lost.” “Prometheus.” “Star Trek 2.” “Cowboys & Aliens.” If it’s popular and sci-fi and released over the past five years, Damon Lindelof has probably had some say in it. That’s why everyone’s very curious to see what Lindelof will do next now that “Prometheus” is almost in theaters and “Star Trek 2” is filming.
Well, he has an answer to that question, though it wasn’t quite what we were expecting. Apparently Lindelof is itching for a challenge, and the answer to that challenge might come in the form of an “Iron Fist” adaptation.
“I think I would rather do a character that not many people knew, and maybe saw as lame and couldn’t carry their own movie,” he said in an interview with ComicBookMovie. “One character I’ve always loved is Iron Fist, and Matt Fraction’s incredible run with him a couple of years back. I always thought that would make a really cool movie.”
What’s interesting is that an “Iron Fist” movie has been brought up before, though it was eventually passed over. When asked why he thinks it never came to fruition, Lindelof said he credits Marvel executives with not thinking people would be able to tell the difference between “Iron Fist” and “Iron Man.”
“He’s even more fringy than Iron Man was, and also because he’s called Iron Fist, they may be worried about some confusion with the ’Iron Man’ franchise, even though obviously they are very different characters,” he said. “But I have to imagine that with the success of ’The Avengers,’ they are planning to give Black Widow and Hawkeye their own spin-offs, and there are many more characters on the fringe of the Marvel universe that I feel are equally worthy, like Iron Fist.”
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