[UPDATED] Is Alain Moussi Joining Marvel/Netflix As IRON FIST?

UPDATE (1/28/15): It seems Moussi removed his Facebook post within the last several hours since the original article was published, and reposted a few more times later stating he was not in the running to play the character. We'll keep you posted.

In the wake of the current production of Kickboxer, you may have been wondering exactly what lies next for its debut lead actor, Alain Moussi. Well, we may already have an answer for that with the latest update now drawing some pretty tasty speculation relative to what is now happening for Marvel's currently brewing extension of their cinematic universe through Netflix, and if you're a kung fu fan, you definitely have reason to be excited.

Iron Fist first appeared in the comics back in 1974 from creative duo Roy Thomas and Gil Kane with the story of Danny Rand, a young boy who acquires his extraordinary kung fu skills during his intensive training in the mystical city of K'un L'un and uses them to fight crime upon discovering his true destiny in a long-line of martial artists with his skills. The character was also once a contender for a potential feature film back in 2000 with Marvel and Artisan Entertainment courting Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace and Ballistic: Ecks VS Sever co-star Ray Park to lead with Kirk Wong directing. The project eventually withered away in the following decade before Marvel hired Rich Wilkes to provide a script for a feature film once more, which, of course, was long before Marvel hit the reset button with Netflix back in 2014.

While neither group have officially confirmed the plot for the new Iron Fist series, all roads currently point to a potential storyline involving the Heroes For Hire arc with actor Mike Colter currently tapped to portray superhero Luke Cage for Netflix with expected appearances in Netflix's A.K.A. Jessica Jones for a 2016 premiere date. In the meantime, if there is anything worth taking away from Moussi's post above, it's the promise of watching the career of a rising martial arts action star now in full-bloom for a new generation of kung fu and comic book fans. Alas, official news is pending beyond this write-up, so stay tuned for more Iron Fist news ahead of further developments on Kickboxer!


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