‘Jessica Jones’ Teaser Shines Spotlight on The Purple Man

By October 29, 2015

If there’s one thing that the first official trailer for Marvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones focused on more than anything else, it was David Tennant’s Kilgrave/The Purple Man, or more specifically, the character’s penchant for terrorizing anyone he chooses. Equipped with the ability to make others do what he wants, The Purple Man should prove to be one of the most formidable and terrifying comic book villains ever put onscreen, whether it be in the cinema, or on television screens. Following the critical acclaim that Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin earned earlier this year in Daredevil too, it seems like the studio may have found a follow-up villain that’s just as strong.

His relationship with Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is just twisted enough too, that its clear he still has some kind of hold over her since the events that precede the series, always over her shoulder – even when he’s not actually there. The themes of PTSD and emotional/mental wounds left on our lead heroine should prove to be a strong narrative story that will hopefully grab viewers and pull them into the world of Hell’s Kitchen once again.

While the character remained mostly on the edges of every promotional material released for the series with the exception of one small teaser and the previously mentioned trailer, Marvel is going full-force in promoting the character now. Netflix just released an all-new teaser for the series online earlier today, and this time – Kilgrave is front and center. Check it out below:

Here’s the series’ official synopsis:

“Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell’s Kitchen.”

The artwork itself is a very obvious and loving reference to the artwork featured in Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Gaydos’ Alias comic book series, which is inspiring a majority of the story of the Netflix series as well. Anyone who has read those issues as well could see the story parallels in the trailer from the first 30 seconds alone, and all this teaser does is hammer the message home. Whether or not they got the actual Alias artist, David Mack, to create the tease is unknown, but either way – this is a pretty spot-on homage to the story that inspired what will hopefully be one of Marvel’s best adaptations yet.

Season one of Jessica Jones will premiere on Netflix on November 20th.

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Alex Welch

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