After a string of several small teasers showcasing the lead character’s personality and powers, Netflix has officially debuted the first official trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. The series will follow the title heroine (played by Krysten Ritter) after her short superhero career ended in tragedy, as she tries to put her life back together, working as a private detective out of Hell’s Kitchen. It doesn’t look like it will be that easy though, as her past comes back to haunt her in the form of the menacing Kilgrave a.k.a. The Purple Man (David Tennant), who used his mind control powers to physically and mentally abuse Jessica for months.
People were initially pretty surpised by how dark Daredevil ended up being earlier this year in comparison to Marvel’s other TV shows and movies, but it looks like Jessica Jones will be even darker. It makes sense too for anyone who’s familiar with the Jessica Jones comics, and the horrible things that the Purple Man did to her. What I like about this trailer in specific though is that it not only explains Jessica’s powers pretty quickly and efficiently, but it also gets right down to what exactly is going on inside of her head, and the shades of purple haunting her every movement.
Check out the first official trailer below:
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
“After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City.”
After Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk a.k.a. Kingpin ended up joining the ranks as one of the best onscreen comic book villains ever, it looks like The Purple Man will be aiming for the same title. Tennant adds the perfect level of malevolence to his voice as the character, and if comic book fans everywhere don’t get chills from that scene when he convinces the man to let him inside, I don’t know what will.
The trailer also included small segments with Mike Colter’s Luke Cage too, and his relationship with Jessica in the series actually looks refreshing and unique compared to some of the other main relationships in the MCU. It looks like he learns about Jessica’s superpowers fairly quickly on, and it’ll be interesting to see how the creative team of the series are planning on introducing his as well. If anything though, Jessica Jones looks like it’ll have just as strong of an ensemble as Daredevil, and Marvel and Netflix might have another home run on their hands with this one.
Jessica Jones will premiere on Netflix on November 20th.
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