As the MCU continues to gear up for Phase 4, we’re now hearing rumors that Krysten Ritter will be reprising her role as superhero-turned-private eye, Jessica Jones.
Hot on the heels of news confirming Charlie Cox’s return as Daredevil in this year’s Spider-Man 3, another rumor circulating the internet suggests we could be seeing another former Marvel Netflix character return to the screen. Twitter personality @DanielRPK, who has provided previous rumors that have turned out to be true, has stated that it looks like Krysten Ritter is in talks to return to the role of Jessica Jones for the upcoming She-Hulk series on Disney+.
Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige previously stated that certain characters were set to appear in many of the upcoming MCU television and film projects. Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany has been cast as Jennifer Walters, She-Hulk’s alter ego, who is also an attorney. Due to the courtroom setting of the series, it’s entirely possible that we will see Ritter’s Jessica Jones in some capacity, as she is a private detective who has done jobs for lawyers before.
In the comic books, Jennifer Walters is best friends with Patsy Walker, a.k.a Hellcat, and enlists Patsy to be her own private investigator. A version of Hellcat appeared throughout the course of the Jessica Jones Netflix series, played by Rachael Taylor.
However, Hellcat eventually went a little crazy following her mother’s murder and was last seen being escorted to The Raft, the same superhero prison we caught a glimpse of in Captain America: Civil War. With Hellcat out of the picture, it’s certainly possible that Jennifer Walters would be on the lookout for a private investigator to work with.
This rumor brings up some interesting points, the main one being that She-Hulk has been described as a sitcom-type series and Jessica Jones was arguably the darkest Marvel series Netflix produced.
The two-year production moratorium on Jessica Jones doesn’t expire until next month, which actually leaves plenty of time to work Ritter into the Disney+ She-Hulk series, which is currently in the early stages of pre-production. With Charlie Cox reprising his role as Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil, in one of the MCU’s more successful trilogies, that certainly opens the door for additional Netflix characters to return.
Jessica Jones ran for three seasons on Netflix, from 2015-2019, and was highly praised by critics and audiences alike, particularly for Ritter’s portrayal of the hard-drinking title character. The show won the prestigious Peabody Award for Television Excellence, and ties with Daredevil at being the longest-running Marvel show released by Netflix.
Ritter has previously expressed interest in returning to the role, though she was just cast as a lead in the Netflix film Night Books, so scheduling could be tricky.
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