Marvel has found its newest superhero: Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones has landed the coveted series lead in Iron Fist. Finn is best known for playing Loras Tyrell on the HBO hit show.
Iron Fist is set to be the fourth Marvel and Netflix collaboration, after Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. Much like The Avengers, Marvel plans to eventually unite all its heroes in a series called The Defenders.
A prominent Marvel comic-book writer was among those who took to Twitter Thursday to criticize the casting. “Iron Fist is an orientalist-white-man-yellow-fever narrative,” said Marvel comic book writer Marjorie Liu. “Asian actor would have helped subvert that offensive trope, and reclaim space.”