Netflix has finally dropped a trailer for the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Following up a stellar freshman effort, and a strong individual showing in the somewhat disappointing mini-series The Defenders, Krysten Ritter is returning to the world of Alias Investigations, where she expertly plays the hard-drinking, super-powered P.I. Jessica Jones. After the events of The Defenders, she added Iron Fist and the now assumed-deceased Daredevil to her list of super-friends, which previously included only Luke Cage. None of that trio are expected to show up here, but you never know.
The trailer keeps things pretty close to the vest, but some plot is revealed…
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— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) December 9, 2017
Jessica is back to work, and it looks like Trish might have finally convinced her to look into her past, so we might even get an origin in season two. That is something that has been a mystery up to this point, which is strange for a character like Jones who most people aren’t overly familiar with. It’s not like Spider-Man (who she takes a little jab at towards the end of the trailer) or Batman, where even non-comic fans know the backstory.
Season one ended with Jessica seemingly killing her arch-nemesis Killgrave, though David Tennant was onset for season two, so perhaps ‘the Purple Man’ isn’t quite dead, or more likely, Jessica Jones is hallucinating. The latter seems more plausible given the constant state of guilt she exists in. Tennant’s Killgrave is really one of the MCU’s better villains, so it’s not a surprise that Marvel wanted to bring him back in some form at least.
Returning for the second season are supporting characters Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) and Malcolm (Eka Darville). In the comics, Malcolm is Jessica’s unofficial assistant at Alias, and Trish eventually becomes the vigilante Hellcat, who actually pre-dates the Jessica Jones character significantly. Patricia Walker first appeared back in 1965’s Fantastic Four Annual #3, and then first became Hellcat in Avengers#144, in 1976. Jessica didn’t become a fixture in the comics till 2001, despite some early, mostly unrelated, non-powered appearances in 1960s Spider-Man comics, as they attended the same high school.
New to the cast, playing a character named “Ingrid” is Leah Gibson, who – while not a household name – does have some solid geek cred. Some of her previous credits include Rogue, Watchmen, Caprica, Supernatural, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, iZombie, and The 100. There is a theory out there that “Ingrid” is going to end up the MCU’s version of Daredevil villain, Typhoid Mary, but that’s unsubstantiated at this point.
The second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones will drop on Netflix on March 8, 2018.
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