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Casting Conundrum: Should Iron First be Played by an Asian (American) Actor?

Below is the link to a fantastic piece by Alex Abad-Santos from Vox. It analyzes the on-going debate on if Marvel should cast an actor with an Asian, or Asian American, background in the lead for their Netflix series Iron Fist. It articulates clearly the pros and cons of the debate. While giving some key background on the character and why it makes for awkward story-telling in the world we live in today.

So after giving it a look I pose the question to you: Should Iron Fist not be played by a white man that matches the character in the books?

The fight over Marvel’s Iron Fist, its next Netflix hero, explained