“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” Season 2 will have more than one foe for Jessica. When executive producer Melissa Rosenberg was asked how the Netflix drama would be able to follow a villain as interesting as Kilgrave, the writer teased that more than one bad guy might be going up against the private investigator.
“Or antagonists, plural,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “No one is ever going to beat David Tennant as Kilgrave, so you don’t do that. The biggest mistake would be to try to repeat that.”
So who could those villains be? Well, “Jessica Jones” is a superhero show, so the easiest thing to do is look to the Marvel comics. Unfortunately, Kilgrave (David Tennant) was indeed Jessica’s (Krysten Ritter) main nemesis. However, there are several other villains who could logically pop up.
Ruby Thursday — Rosenberg also said that there will be a bigger focus on Trish (Rachael Taylor) in the second season, so why not bring in a villain her comic book counterpart has fought before? Ruby Thursday, a.k.a. Thursday Rubinstein, has the ability to shape-shift just her skull, Comic Vine reports. She fought Hellcat during the Civil War, and it showed the hero how these fights affect the civilians around them.
Jigsaw — If Netflix’s Marvel shows even more interwoven after “The Defenders,” Jigsaw could be an appropriate choice. The villain was already a member of the Maggia, but after a confrontation with the Punisher, he becomes a true villain. Though he is clearly a villain that wants revenge against Frank Castle, he could easily justify going after all of Hell’s Kitchen’s crime fighters, including Jessica Jones. In the comics, he attempts to kill Jessica and her daughter, but Spider-Man stops him. She would get to defend herself if he were on the TV show.
Nuke — This is one villain who was seemingly introduced already. The comic book character’s real name is Frank Simpson, but Netflix may have changed it to Will Simpson (Wil Traval). In the final episodes of Season 1, viewers see that the war vet is a part of some sort of government-run program that gives him very specific pills. Readers recognized them as Nuke’s adrenaline pills.
Nuke is a schizophrenic army veteran who ends up involved in a program trying to make super soldiers, according to Marvel Database. Unfortunately, he ends up addicted to the pills they give him, and he ends up working for anyone that hires him. Eventually, he starts going after superheroes like Daredevil.
It seems likely that “Jessica Jones” will do a version of this story, but they’ll likely change many elements to fit him into the show. Only time will tell if the writers will add in the American flag that is tattooed on Nuke’s face.
It seems like the writers have a lot of time to figure out who Jessica should fight. “Jessica Jones” isn’t expected to premiere until after “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders.” If Netflix continues their trend of debuting two Marvel series each year, then “Jessica Jones” Season 2 likely won’t be released until 2018.
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