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Marvel’s Jessica Jones will be receiving a second chance at life as the live-action rights to the character revert back to Disney on February 18. From 2015 to 2019, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, offered a female perspective to the MCU’s group of streetwise heroes on Netflix.
Alongside Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and The Punisher, Jessica Jones was a grungy, integral part of The Defenders. This band of grounded vigilantes patrolled the dirty boulevards of New York with an adult, dark worldview that was the antithesis to the often bright colors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ Right Revert Back in February
After Netflix cancelled Marvel’s Jessica Jones on February 18, 2019, fans have wondered what would happen to the property. As the psychologically scarred yet super powered private eye Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter reaped critical accolades and global fan admiration.
Certainly, Krysten Ritter embodied Jones’ rough edges and inner fragility; like Charlie Cox’ Daredevil and Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher, she truly became Jessica Jones on screen.
According to insiders, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has no plans at all to replace Krysten Ritter.
It would be difficult for another actress to replace Krysten Ritter. She left an indelible mark on the character after three seasons and 39 episodes.
Sources tell me that there is no reboot in development as of yet; however, that will eventually change. At this point, Kevin Feige has his hands full with all the Disney Plus series officially announced or currently in production.
Nevertheless, Kevin Feige was apparently a fan of Jessica Jones. Despite that, insiders add we should not expect a continuation of the Netflix episodes.
Rather, Marvel’s Jessica Jones will be handled more like she was in the Alias comic book by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos.
In the comics, Jones freely interacted with major superheroes such as Black Widow, Captain Marvel, and even Phoenix.
Given the mature nature of her comic-book roots, Jones likely won’t be hanging out with the Avengers, but her world will encompass more of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when she returns.