I’ll admit when the character was first introduced in the comics series Alias and then retconned into having a short time as a superhero and even an Avenger (despite never having been seen before) I wasn’t a big fan, but as she changed and grew and her relationship with Luke Cage developed, I came to like her more and more.
When Netflix announced the Marvel characters they were developing for their “Defenders” series of shows which kicked off with Daredevil, she seemed like the perfect fit, and I think this trailer bears that out. I wasn’t sure at first about the casting of David Tennant as Kilgrave/The Purple Man, but I shouldn’t have worried on that pert either. He certainly seems to be bringing the menace. It also looks like we’re going to get plenty of interaction between Jessica and Luke before he moves on to his own show.
All in all, I’d say from the looks of it, this is going to be a great addition to the “ground level” hero set that they’re building for these series, and I can’t wait for them to drop in November.
Here’s the trailer. See what you think:
Now if they’d just get their heads out of their collective arses and get on with Iron Fist (the latest rumor is that they’re thinking of replacing him with Shang Chi. I’ve already written an article about the first rumored replacement – Moon Knight – and how his origin is just as problematic as Fist’s which you can read here, so maybe it’s worth taking some time comparing Danny Rand with Shang, too) I’ll be a very happy camper.