Marvel Hires ‘xXx’ Screenwriter for ‘Iron Fist’ Film
Deadline reported Wednesday that Marvel Studios has hired a screenwriter to begin work on a film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Iron Fist. Rich Wilkes, best known for creating the “xXx” movie franchise, will draft the story of Daniel Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist, a 1970s martial arts character created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane.
This is good news for Iron Fist fans, who’ve been waiting quite some time for a live-action depiction of the kung-fu hero. Nearly ten years ago, “Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace” star Ray Park was to appear as Iron Fist in a film from now-defunct Artisan Entertainment, and the property has been languishing in various Hollywood offices ever since (although Park expressed interest in reprising the role as early as last year).