After the success of Daredevil, Marvel TV has demonstrated an ability to show the darker, grittier, and bloodier side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And now, Jessica Jones, the latest comic book crime fighter from the House of Ideas is ready to show off what she’s got in a new teaser trailer.
Following in the footsteps of Netflix’s first foray into the Marvel universe, Jessica Jones will join the harsh world inhabited by Matt Murdock and his friends (and enemies), as both heroes will soon be patrolling the street of Hell’s Kitchen in an effort to fight crime. However, don’t expect Jessica Jones to be donning a costume anytime soon. In the show, Jones (played by Krysten Ritter) is a former superhero with super strength who now runs her own detective agency in lieu of putting on a costume.
In the new international teaser released by Netflix, an old jukebox, a group of roughed-up (and rough-looking) individuals, and some hard liquor take center stage, all to the tune of Joan Jett’s ‘Bad Reputation’. As was the case in the previous teaser, the marketing is playing coy, refusing to give audiences a shot of Ritter’s face, or any other characters for that matter. Regardless, the ads pretty spot on, as the show’s rough and tumble tone and dark sense of humor come shining through — as does evidence of Jones’ super strength.
The teasers are in keeping with comments made by showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, who reassured fans that, despite being on the same streaming network, Jessica Jones is not going to be a carbon copy of Daredevil. In fact, the teasers confirm Rosenberg’s previous remarks from the TCAs, regarding Jones’ preferred method of engaging those with whom she might have a disagreement:
“Jessica Jones is a brawler. She gets drunk, she gets pissed off, and boom, you’re down. She doesn’t wear a costume, she doesn’t have a mask. She’s just who she is.”
With these two promos, Jessica Jones is setting up to be something of a departure for Marvel television. By focusing on a female main character who is flawed and doesn’t need to wear a costume, Marvel is loosening up in a way that fans should be excited about. With any luck, the series will continue to give Marvel the confidence to expand the MCU in a similar fashion, and to bring in more female superheroes in leading roles.
With the series premiering on Netflix in less than two months, a full length trailer should be hitting the Internet fairly soon. And with the full cast of Jessica Jones scheduled to attend New York Comic Con, the odds are pretty good a full trailer is right around the corner.
Daredevil Season 1 is currently available on Netflix. Jessica Jones will be made available starting November 20th, 2015, followed by Luke Cage Season 1 and Daredevil Season 2 (a.k.a. Daredevil V Punisher) in 2016.