Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist may have neglected a colorful costume over its first thirteen episodes, though the final Defender series did manage to sneak in grainy footage of a previous Iron Fist in familiar garb. Now, a much closer look at that note-perfect costume has arrived, and … remind me why we couldn’t have Finn Jones wear this?

Granted, we knew long before the premiere that Iron Fist showrunner Scott Buck hadn’t cracked a reason for Danny to adopt an official costume in Season 1, a brief scene in the tenth episode featured Danny observing 1948 footage of a full-fledged Iron Fist defending the path to K’un L’un. It wasn’t immediately clear what the figure was wearing, but a since-deleted Instagram post from stunt performer Johnny Yang (visible at We Got This Covered) confirms his outfit as the classic green robes and yellow bandana mask of the comics.

Here’s the most that was visible onscreen:

Iron Fist Classic Costume Footage
Marvel / Netflix

Previously, showrunner Scott Buck told SFX why Season 1 couldn’t find space for Danny to wear a costume, though the idea was at least planted:

There was no good reason we could imagine to put Danny Rand in a costume. Because Danny Rand is still discovering who he is as a hero and where he is going to be, so he’s not yet ready to put on a mask or a costume. […]

[At] the same time he is someone who is rather well known as a billionaire, so he can’t necessarily go out in public and do the things he does without being recognized. It does become an issue for the character.

We still don’t know whether The Defenders will find some way to outfit Finn Jones in time for a “Hero Shot” of all four characters, or whether classic comic elements will be reserved for a potential second season. Still, should we take Yang’s photo as proof that Iron Fist dropped the ball on Danny’s iconic threads?

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