Now that adequate time has passed for fans to binge-watch all of Marvel and Netflix’s second superhero-themed TV series, “Jessica Jones,” fans are already starting to look ahead to whatever the dynamic production duo has in store next. Among the voices teasing Season 2 is former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant.
[SPOILER ALERT: The remainder of this article will discuss the finale of “Jessica Jones.”]
Tennant brought the Marvel supervillain Killgrave (a.k.a. The Purple Man) to life with his chilling portrayal of the man with the power to make people do whatever he tells them through mind control. His powers come up against that of the super-strong and resilient Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), who is tasked with stopping him from making women do things they don’t want to for his amusement after she herself was a victim. In the end, [Seriously, stop here to avoid spoilers] Jessica finally outsmarts the monstrous baddie and snaps his neck, severing any control he had over his remaining victims. While “Jones’” Netflix predecessor, “Daredevil,” allowed his villain to live to fight another day, it seems Tennant’s character is down for the count.
“I was only looking to do one [season], so I didn't quite know where it was going to end up. But it wasn't a massive surprise for me. I knew I wouldn't come back for [season] two,” the actor told The Hollywood Reporter. “Whether that meant I was going to be locked up in jail or dead, you never quite know with shows set in these worlds. But it was a perfect story arc. It was all about Jessica empowering herself and taking control and literally slaying her demons. It would have been unsatisfying if it didn't end with Kilgrave being put out of action.”
The 44-year-old actor made sure to note that he is personally in the dark about whatever plans there may or may not be for “Jessica Jones” season 2. So, while he’ll more than likely be swapped out with a new villain should the time come, he’s not opposed to the idea of returning in some capacity as Killgrave.
Fortunately, this may all be a moot point for quite some time as a second season of “Jessica Jones” may take years to come about. As Vanity Fair notes, Marvel and Netflix have plans to release a second season of “Daredevil,” as well as original series' for “Luke Cage” and “Iron First” before bringing all four heroes together in a “Defenders” miniseries. As a result, there may be a lot of time before the streaming service can greenlight a new run.
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