Jessica Jones fans finally got to meet both the heroine and the villain in Netflix’s newest trailer dropped Friday.
In addition to showing what Jessica Jones is capable of, the new trailer also introduces her main enemy, known to audiences originally as Purple Man. Later, he is revealed to be Kilgrave, a role played by David Tennant. His superpower seems to be of mind control, and has negatively influenced Jessica Jones’s life since she was a little girl.
While the trailer shows Jessica Jones primarily unfazed by others, the remembrance of Kilgrave still haunts her thoughts. Those thoughts then manifest themselves in reality as Kilgrave resurfaces. The trailer hints that the first season of Jessica Jones will involve an epic struggle — both physical and mental — between Jessica Jones and Kilgrave.
Jessica Jones has finally shown her face, and it’s one that conveys power, strength, and intelligence. After a series of teasers, Netflix has released a full length trailer for their upcoming show, Jessica Jones. All 13 episodes of Jessica Jones will be available on November 20.
Jessica Jones is an adaptation of the Marvel comic book superhero and stars Krysten Ritter as the titular heroine. Actress Carrie-Anne Moss plays a lawyer who hires and befriends private investigator Jessica Jones. Mike Colter plays Luke Cage, another character with superpowers.
Jessica Jones follows the theme of previous Netflix series Daredevil in that it offers a darker, more realistic world in which people with superpowers exist. Netflix released Daredevil’s episodes in April this year, and the praise was overwhelmingly positive from fans and critics. Jessica Jones will exist in the same world as Daredevil and, after two more series are created focusing on characters Luke Cage and Kilgrave, all four characters will convene for a crossover series based on the Defenders comic books.
Teasers prior to the full-length trailer’s release from Jessica Jones have so far offered small snippets of what is to come with the series, and have yet to actually show Jessica Jones’s face.
With the release of the official trailer, though, Jessica Jones is at the forefront, throwing a man through a glass door. The voiceover from Jessica Jones introduces the central theme of the show. “A big part of the job is looking for the worst in people,” Jessica Jones said as the trailer narrator.
“Luckily, I excel at that.”
As Slate describes, the two and a half minute trailer shows just how strong Jessica Jones is. Scenes include her punching mirrors, fighting men, and stopping moving cars.
That Marvel is finally producing an on-screen version of a female superhero is cause for celebration. As IGN states, the fact that the first female superhero is Jessica Jones — a foul mouthed, streetwise character — gives viewers even more reason to celebrate. The target audience for this show is certainly not children, which may not be a mistake as critics contended previously.
Instead of the stereotypical female superhero who, while strong, also parades around in spandex and heels, Jessica Jones is gritty, real, and dressed practically. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, creator Melissa Rosenberg feels Jessica Jones is a chance to transcend typical gender norms.
“I approach this character not from telling a female story. Gender is not the first character aspect that defines her… She’s funny! She’s dark! She’s the real deal. She’s utterly compelling, both the actress and the character.”
The fact that Jessica Jones is played by actress Krysten Ritter has allowed this complexity to manifest itself on screen. Krysten Ritter has acted in TV across genres. Her roles have varied from teen socialist Gia Goodman in Veronica Mars to party girl Chloe in Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, to heroin addict Jane Margolis in Breaking Bad. Krysten Ritter has proven that she is multi-faceted, just as is her new character of Jessica Jones.
This newest trailer from Netflx has shown that the heart and strength of Jessica Jones has remained through her transformation from comic book to TV series.
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