Iron Fist: From Comic Book To Movie
Marvel Studios has hired Rich Wilkes to pen the script for a feature film version of the comic book superhero “Iron Fist.” Wilkes is the creator behind “xXx.”
The superhero in the “Iron Fist” comic is a martial arts expert whose fists were turned into indestructible weapons after a battle with a dragon in which he defeated the beast by plunging his fist through its molten heart. A feature film based upon the “Iron Fist” story was attempted nearly a decade ago by Marvel and Artisan, but the project never came together.
“Iron Fist” was created in the 1970s by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane during the height of the martial arts craze.