The Netflix corner of Marvel’s cinematic universe kicked off earlier this year with Daredevil battling against Kingpin for Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. He’ll return next year for season two, with fellow Defenders heroes Luke Cage and Iron Fist receiving their own series – before a team up – in the coming years. But first, Jessica Jones (played by Krysten Ritter) is set to make her introduction to the world facing off with Kilgrave (David Tennant) a.k.a. The Purple Man.
Marvel and Netflix only just released the first full-length trailer for Jessica Jones last month, preceding it with short teasers of the hero’s strength and hard-drinking habits. Now, the second and final full-length trailer for Jessica Jones has debuted, and it features plenty of new footage focusing on the series’ villain – as well as the lead’s relationship with fellow hero Luke Cage (Mike Colter).
The trailer (above) features new action that help to further establish Jessica’s super strength, while the dialogue portrays her as the snarky heroine fans should have come to expect from previous teasers. The trailer also works to paint Kilgrave as an incredibly frightening villain, showing more scenes of him using his mind control – and looking smug when he manages to prevent Jessica from defeating him. Additionally featured in the second trailer is Jessica’s relationship with Luke, who becomes an ally and romantic interest to the private investigator (before he stars in his own series).
The rest of the Jessica Jones cast is rounded out by Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth (a female version of comic character Jeryn Hogarth), Wil Traval as Will Simpson, Eka Darville as Malcolm, and Erin Moriarty as Hope. Rosario Dawson is also set to reprise her role from Daredevil as Claire Temple. Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga) served as showrunner on Jessica Jones and executive produced alongside Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb.
This second trailer for Jessica Jones is in line with previous promos and teasers, showing off the series’ take on the detective Noir genre, while infusing it with a humor well-known to Marvel fans with the lead character’s snarky comments – including her many offhand reasons for her powers, such as, “Pilates.” Additionally, the trailer seems to further emphasize how Jessica Jones will fit into Marvel and Netflix’s Defenders universe in terms of tone and the setting, giving more time to the various locations in Hell’s Kitchen.
Whether the tone, characters and setting will come together for another critically-acclaimed series from Marvel and Netflix remains to be seen. But, when the first episode of Jessica Jones was screened at New York Comic-Con, it was met with largely positive reviews praising the dynamics between the characters, the storytelling, and the show’s ability to push the bounds of what fans can expect from a superhero television series. Those reviews, paired with this final trailer for Jessica Jones, may have comic book fans and casual viewers alike eagerly anticipating the premiere of this Netflix series.
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 in 2016. Iron Fist and The Defenders will arrive sometime thereafter.
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