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Marvel almost cast Asian-American actor Lewis Tan as Danny Rand in ‘Iron Fist’

  • If you were able to stomach at least eight episodes of Netflix’s underwhelming and critically panned Marvel series Iron Fist, you would’ve seen the actor who almost got the lead role of Danny Rand. 
  • Asian-American actor Lewis Tan plays the villain Zhou Cheng in episode eight — a character with an exuberant fighting style.
  • In an interview with Vulture, published Monday, Tan talked about how he originally auditioned for the role of Danny, an arduous process in which he was brought back for several readings. 
  • Tan says he believed he had a good chance, considering his martial arts background and the fact that they asked him about his availability — typically, a precursor for getting the gig. 
  • Eventually, Tan wasn’t given the role, but was offered the chance to play Zhou Cheng. But he — like many Marvel fans — saw it as a missed opportunity for Marvel. Read more (3/21/17 9:34 AM)

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