Following on from the first official images which arrived online over the weekend [see here], we’ve now got some new set photos from Marvel’s currently in production Netflix series Jessica Jones, which feature Krysten Ritter’s title character alongside Mike Colter’s Luke Cage…
Meanwhile, Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb has taken part in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, during which he discussed Marvel’s Netflix slate:
On Jessica Jones: “I think people knew, as soon as we announced Jessica Jones, Jessica Jones was based on a much more adult comic. The source material came that way. She has real problems with a number of things that she abuses! And we’re not shying away from that. There’s no tidying her up. And Krysten Ritter is killing it. And when people get a hold of what David Tennant is doing as Killgrave… There’s going to be moments where some of the things that [Jessica] does is pretty questionable. And some of the things that, when you learn about Killgrave’s characters and the way that David Tennant plays that character, it’s really extraordinary.”
On Iron Fist: “[The casting is close]. You know, we have not started Luke Cage, so the only reason you know who Luke (Mike Colter) is is because he appears in Jessica. I’m not really worried about where we are going to be with Fist. There are some ideas that we have. And when we get there, I’m sure we’ll be talking about it.”
And on the potential for crossovers ahead of The Defenders: “Without giving anything away, they’re in the same area. In some cases they are in the same neighborhood. One of the things that is important to us is, when you enter the police station, it’s the same police station. When you go to the hospital, you start to see the same people. [But] we don’t want people suddenly going, “Wait, is that Matt Murdoch that’s walking down the street?” Because that’s going to feel odd, and in a weird way feel false. We need people to get to know Matt, and Foggy, and Karen, and we need people to get to know Jessica [Jones] and Trish [Walker, aka Hellcat] and Luke [Cage].”
Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter (The Following) as Luke Cage, David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Kilgrave, Rachael Taylor (Transformers) as Trish Walker / Hellcat, Eka Darville (The Originals) as Malcolm, Erin Moriarty (The Kings of Summer) as Hope, Wil Traval (Red Widow) as an NYPD officer and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as Harper.