Like Daredevil, the Marvel series Jessica Jones changed homes from Netflix to Disney+. The opportunity to (re)discover the series through 5 essential information.
Between 2015 and 2019, Netflix built its own Marvel universe with several series like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Punisher, iron fist and The Defenders. While these productions have changed platforms to join the extended Marvel universe on Disney +, we give you 5 anecdotes about Jessica Jones, the only superheroine in this world of brutes.
The first Marvel superheroine to have her own project
Jessica Jones is among the first Marvel heroines to be entitled to their own dedicated projects. Even though Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) had her Agent Carter series, the first true superheroine to have her series was Jessica Jones, closely followed by Carol Danvers and the 2018 movie Captain Marvel.
His interpreter Krysten Ritter was the first choice of showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and the first to pass the castings. Other actresses were considered, such as Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, Jessica De Gouw and Marin Ireland, but in the end it was Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23) who was detention.
Jessica Jones recounts the adventures of a superheroine turned private detective. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, the young woman will, for three seasons, confront her past and finally take her revenge on all those who have broken her life, in the lead the terrifying Kilgrave (David Tennant).
David Tennant in his first “bad guy” role
Accustomed to fundamentally positive roles in Doctor Who or Broadchurch, David Tennant lands in Jessica Jones his first role of “bad guy” in a series. Revenge for the British actor who missed the role of Doctor Lecter in the Hannibal series three years earlier, which was finally awarded to Mads Mikkelsen.
In Jessica Jones, he plays Kilgrave, an Englishman named Kevin Thompson who acquired his powers in his youth through experiments. He has normal colored skin but wears purple throughout the series as it is his favorite color.
In the Marvel comics he is better known as Zebediah Killgrave aka Purple Man, a spy who had an accident with chemicals giving him permanent purple skin and his powers. Kilgrave is fearsome because he manipulates people’s minds and forces them to do whatever he wants. Jessica Jones was traumatized by her encounter with Kilgrave.
Captain Marvel was to appear in the series
Another Marvel superheroine was to appear in the Jessica Jones series: Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel! Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg explained to IGN that she always wanted to make her the side-kick of Jessica Jones, because they are very good friends in the comic “Alias”, which inspired the series:
“Back when the show was supposed to air on ABC, Carol Danvers was there. But between that time and when the show ended up on Netflix, you know, the MCU changed, and it changed. is also removed from the universe of comics.”
Above all, the role of Carol Danvers has been assigned in the MCU to Brie Larsonwho was entitled to his own movie. It would have been weird to see another actress embodied the superheroine in a series that was supposed to be canon in the MCU. That’s why Melissa Rosenberg replaced the character of Carol Danvers with that of Trish Walker.
Jessica Jones doesn’t have a sister in the comics
By choosing Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) as a side-kick in place of Captain Marvel, the writers of the Marvel series had to take some liberties with the comics. Thus, they made Trish Walker the half-sister of Jessica Jones.
In the series, the superheroine was indeed adopted by Patsy Walker, Trish’s mother, after the death of Jessica’s parents in an accident that gave her her powers. In the comics, Jessica has no sisters or half-sisters.
Jessica Jones adopted by Patsy Walker’s mother is a plot point created for the television series. Although her parents died in the accident that gave Jessica her powers, she was not Patsy’s sister.
Netflix’s only Marvel series that had a true ending
Before the rights were scooped up by Disney and the shows were fully integrated into the canon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Netflix’s Marvel shows were growing on their own. Success was there from the start in 2015 with Daredevil, which has always been one of the most popular series on the platform.
This therefore allowed the American giant to then produce other series, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Punisher, Iron Fist and The Defenders. If most of these shows have found their audience and a favorable critical response, Netflix decided to put an end to this Marvel universe in 2018 with the cancellation of Daredevil.
The cancellations of the other series then followed, but Jessica Jones is the only one of these series to have had the possibility of truly concluding her story. The other shows indeed end on cliffhangers or open endings. The third and final season of Jessica Jones was filmed when Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil were canceled, so the writers knew there would be no fourth season and were able to write a proper ending to the super -heroin.
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