Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, an upcoming Netflix TV series based on the comic book character.
Marvel announced through its website that Moss will play “a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica… if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.”
Those who caught this announcement noticed it didn’t provide a lot of information about Moss’s character, and that has already caused speculation on who it will be.
Newsarama thought that Moss’s character might be Kat Farrell, “a reporter for The Daily Bugle,” or Jessica Drew, whose superheroine identity is Spider-Woman. However, including Drew as a character in A.K.A. Jessica Jones might prove to be legally difficult.
“Drew was quite prominent in the Alias comic series, and series writer Brian Michael Bendis incorporated her more deeply into the Marvel U — and the Avengers — after her appearances there. And although some would assume any Marvel character with ‘Spider-‘ in their name would have its movie/tv rights tied up by Sony in the same deal that the Spider-Man movie franchise was a part of, in some cases those distinctions aren’t clear.”
Alias is the name of the comic book series on which A.K.A. Jessica Jones is based.
Regardless of who she ends up playing, Moss is the latest announced cast member for A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The Marvel press release noted that Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Mike Colter, and Rachael Taylor are the other main cast members, with Ritter playing the title role of Jessica Jones.
The press release also reminded people of what they can expect from the series.
“After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.”
The Wrap reported on how Moss and the rest of the cast of A.K.A. Jessica Jones fits into the larger picture of Marvel TV series set for Netflix.
“‘Jessica Jones‘ is the second of five planned Netflix-Marvel mins. The others are ‘Daredevil,’ set to air first, ‘Luke Cage,’ ‘Iron Fist‘ and ‘The Defenders,’ which will see the heroes of the previous four teaming up. The 13-episode series premieres later this year on the streaming service.”
Moss previously appeared in movies including The Matrix, Memento, and Disturbia, as well as TV shows such as Crossing Lines and Vegas, according to the Wrap.
[Image via Marvel press release]