Actor Lewis Tan, who plays villain Zhou Cheng in episode 8 of Iron Fist, has said that he originally auditioned to play the show’s lead, Danny Rand, in an interview with Vulture. And the internet has reacted.

Memes and posts about Tan have been trending, most taking the line that he should have been cast over Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones in the role.

Fandom editors Sam and Kim discuss the reaction, looking at why the clamour has erupted and give their own take on why ultimately Finn Jones was the right choice for Marvel superhero Iron Fist.

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Sam is the UK Gaming Editor at Fandom. She's been addicted to games since she first got her paws on a GameBoy and hasn't looked back.