Marvel's Netflix future will formally begin with the April 10 arrival of Daredevil, but sophomore series AKA Jessica Jones doesn't mind stealing a bit of spotlight with its own production. The latest to join the cast of Marvel's superheroine detective drama are Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval, but who from the comic universe can we gather they'll play?
Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones
Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ at last hit the streets with its first official footage this past week, but Krysten Ritter’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ is hot on Matt Murdock’s trail, beginning production in The Bronx. See what Krysten Ritter looks like as a character who looks like Krysten Ritter, in the first Krysten Ritter photos of Krysten Ritter looking like Krysten Ritter!
Moss joins a cast that thus far includes ‘Breaking Bad’ star Krysten Ritter as the titular superheroine-turned-private-detective, Mike Colter as Luke Cage (subsequently to headline his own series), ‘Doctor Who’ favorite David Tennant as Zebediah Kilgrave, better known as Marvel’s menacing “Purple Man,” and ‘Transformers’ star Rachael Taylor as Patsy “Hellcat” Walker. Creatively, ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ has on its side Melissa Rosenberg as writer and showrunner.
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Marvel’s upcoming ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ has opened up casting floodgates in advance of its ‘Daredevil’ predecessor even premiering a trailer for its April 10 Netflix debut, and now another name has joined the ranks. ‘Transformers’ and ‘Crisis’ star Rachael Taylor has been cast in the ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ role of Patsy “Trish” Walker, alternately known as Marvel superhero Hellcat.
Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ has yet to release a frame of footage from its forthcoming Netflix TV series, but that hasn’t stopped followup series ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ from pushing forward. Not only do we know ‘Who’ the major villain of the Krysten Ritter super-detective drama will be, but David Tennant himself will portray the mysterious purple baddie.
The recent run of casting for Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix series brought with it news that ‘Luke Cage’ would first appear in a majorly supporting role, before graduating to his own ‘Defenders’ lead-in series. Now, Marvel has officially confirmed actor Mike Colter will don the yellow shirt and gauntlets as street-level hero-for-hire ‘Luke Cage.’
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Just yesterday saw Krysten Ritter emerging as the frontrunner for Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ Netflix series, with Mike Colter somewhat less certain to be our ‘Luke Cage,’ and today Marvel has officially followed suit to confirm Ritter’s role as the superpowered private detective. Not only that, but the Netflix series to follow ‘Daredevil’ has a shiny new title, becoming Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones.’
Though Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ has yet to reveal an image of its titular hero in costume, we’d recently learned the second of the ‘Defenders’ series, ‘Jessica Jones’ had begun its casting search. We were split between ‘True Detective’'s Alexandra Daddario and ‘Breaking Bad’'s Krysten Ritter, but the latter seems to have won the role, with ‘The Following’'s Mike Coulter potentially acting as our ‘Luke Cage.’