Iron Fist: Brett Chan Stunt Coordinator Worked 21-22 Hour Days

Brett Chan

Stunt Coordinator, Brett Chan talks about working on Iron Fist: “Everyone’s fighting and the main actor didn’t want to train, it’s like guys give me something to work with here. That’s why all the best sequences were with Jessica Henwick cause she trained 4 hours a day!”

Marvel Studios and Jeph Loeb are mainly responsible for the hit-or-miss nature of Netflix’s Marvel TV series. Stunt coordinator Brett Chan (whose credits include Warrior and Showtime’s Halo) has finally given some light on why Iron Fist’s combat scenes were so disappointing.

Brett Chan

Chan revealed why it was an uphill battle from the outset to make even what we saw play out on screen happen, claiming he gets “PTSD” from hearing about the short-lived series. ironfist marvel show will contain a lot of actions.

“You know, [we] spent 21-22 hour days trying to make it work and having directors say, ‘Ah, no’ or having Marvel say, ‘Ah, no.’ Everyone is fighting and the actor doesn’t want to train. And it’s like, ‘Guys, throw me a bone. Give me something to work with here.'” It’s unclear whether Chan is referring to lead star Finn Jones when he says “the actor,” but it does seem likely. 

Brett Chan

“That is why some of our best sequences were with Jessica Henwick. Because she trained four hours a day and she has zero martial arts experience. And we had great guys. Teaching aikido judo, and some kinjustsu. And then delivered some kung fu to add in there. It was just…yeah.”


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