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Report: British Actor Finn Jones Cast as Iron Fist in Netflix Series

by Charles Lam /
Actors Finn Jones (L) and Alfie Allen attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images Contributor

Iron Fist, the Marvel superhero set to feature in Netflix and Marvel's fourth series collaboration, has a face. According to a report from Entertainment Weekly today, British actor Finn Jones, who plays Ser Loras Tyrell in HBO's "Game of Thrones," has been cast as the lead character of the upcoming "Marvel's Iron Fist" Netflix series.

 Actors Finn Jones (L) and Alfie Allen attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images Contributor

Jones will play Danny Rand, who in the comics spent a decade in the hidden city of K'un-L'un learning martial arts to avenge the death of his parents.

RELATED: Debate Over Netflix 'Iron Fist' Casting Asks: Should Danny Rand Be Asian American?

Before Jones' casting was announced, some Marvel fans had argued that an Asian-American actor should be cast to play the character, using the hashtag #AAIronFist.

RELATED: Editorial: The 'Asian Superhero' Is Not An Oxymoron

Casting Rand as Asian American, advocates said, would have buried the age-old trope of "a white guy becoming a better Asian than the Asians," Keith Chow, the founder and editor of Nerds of Color, told NBC News last December.

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