Going into Marvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones later this year, the new series about one of Marvel’s more obscure heroines has some big shoes to step into following the mark Daredevil left just a few short months ago. The series managed to introduce viewers into the much darker and grimier world of Hell’s Kitchen, while also telling an immersive and engaging story about Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and those around him. So not only does Jessica Jones have to continue that same level of quality storytelling, but it also has to prove that a Defenders team-up will work. That Daredevil wasn’t just one-time thing.
We’ve only just now begun to see footage from the series over the past few weeks, and every teaser that has been released so far has focused entirely on the Jessica Jones character (played by Krysten Ritter), and her mental and emotional states by the time we meet her at the beginning of the series. From the looks of it too, it seems like audiences are in for an entirely different experience with the next original series from Marvel and Netflix.
A new teaser titled “Nightcap” for the series debuted online recently, and shows our lead heroine putting an end to a bar fight. Check it out it in all its glory below:
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones will follow the titular superheroine “after a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint” and as she is now “rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.”
What I have really liked about these short teasers so far, is how much attitude is infused into them. While the first official trailer promised a dark story about a superhuman private detective, and something in the same vein and world as Daredevil - these past two teasers have also done a great job at establishing how it will be different as well. Where some people have had issues with the somewhat formulaic structure of the movies in the MCU, it looks like Marvel is planning on making each of these Defenders shows similar and different in all the right ways.
While I was initially dubious about her casting, it looks like Ritter has the physicality and attitude for character down (just look at the way she casually kicks the knife aside), and her past work has shown her capability to play an emotionally damaged character as well. I didn’t really know what to expect from Jessica Jones when it was announced, going off of the comics and her backstory, there were a million different ways Marvel could have handled her series. Judging by these trailers, it looks like they’ve done it with a hard-edged, resilient spirit in mind, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Jessica Jones will premiere on Netflix on November 20th.
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