It’s crazy to think that in eight days, Jessica Jones will finally arrive on Netflix. Following the events of Daredevil, Jessica will show us how difficult life can be as a hero, especially with a troubled past. Since the show debuts soon, a new poster has been released showing David Tennant as Kilgrave trying to influence Jessica (Krysten Ritter).
So far we’ve seen Ritter mainly sporting a leather jacket and jeans, which brought about questions of whether or not we will see Jewel’s costume from the comics. TV Guide has the word on this, saying we will see a version of the suit.
As a special treat for Marvel fans, the series features a flashback wherein Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) attempts to convince her best friend Jessica (Krysten Ritter) that she needs a proper costume and alias if she really wants to fight crime. But the cantankerous, no-effs-left-to-give Jessica has zero desire to put on Jewel’s iconic white catsuit (let alone call herself Jewel).
It’s not surprising that Jessica won’t be suiting up during the series, mainly because the persona and costume do not blend well with the dark and gritty universe Marvel and Netflix have built together (not to mention that she gave up her life as a superhero after a traumatic experience at the hands of Kilgrave.) This will be a nice Easter egg for fans of the comics, however, and I imagine it being subtle enough to not raise questions from casual fans (think Melvin Potter’s suit design in Daredevil).
Melissa Rosenberg, the showrunner for Jessica Jones, stopped by Nerdist to talk about the latest trailer (which you can watch here) and briefly touched on just how powerful Kilgrave will be.
His powers do have limitations, but they are probably the most frightening kind of power. Because it’s not that he tells you what to do and you do it, it’s that he makes you want it.
She also noted the pressure on her for making a female led show and how she must make it good so more female led shows and movies can happen. However, she also admitted that while in the writing process, the lead character’s gender was not her primary focus.
It wasn’t about writing for a woman, it was about writing a really interesting, complex character. Obviously, gender does play a very big role in terms of forming the story.
Without getting into too much detail, she did say there is “some crossing” between Netflix shows, such as Rosario Dawson, and that we will see more from Jessica and Luke Cage’s relationship as the show develops.
Jessica Jones will debut worldwide exclusively on Netflix next Friday, November 20th, at 12:01 PST.