David Ternnant Killgrave

He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day; or so goes the old proverb.  It’s unclear whether Zebediah Killgrave will in fact run away after plaguing ‘Jessica Jones’ in Netflix’s next Marvel Comics-based series, but at any rate, the villain played by David Tennant will return in the next original program, ‘Luke Cage’.  (It isn’t confirmed, but it is likely that ‘Daredevil’ Season Two will arrive in the spring, just as the first did and that ‘Luke Cage’ will come later in the year, possibly in November, which is when ‘Jessica Jones’ will debut this year.)

David-Tennant-Kilgrave1‘Jessica Jones’ starring Krysten Ritter in the title role, is wrapped and set to become available on November 20, in its entirety for your holiday binging pleasure.  ‘Luke Cage’, which stars Mike Colter, began shooting last month and now David Tennant has been spotted on the set.  Tennant and Colter were photographed filming scenes together for ‘Jessica Jones’, so whatever their conflict on that show, expect it to spill over once ‘Cage’ goes on to his own solo exploits.

In the comics, Zebediah Killgrave (a.k.a. The Purple Man) used his mind control powers to enslave Jessica Jones, then operating as the super hero Jewel, for several months, an event which traumatized the hero and drove her from super heroics for good.  Emotionally destroyed, Jones set up her new life as a private investigator, which is the premise of the show.

Ritter previously let slip that Jones and Cage would be romantically involved in the shows, which echoes the comics, in which the pair were eventually married and had a baby.

Tennant’s return makes him unique from Vincent D’Onofrio‘s Kingpin from the first season of ‘Daredevil’, who was defeated at the end.  Killgrave’s appearance in both ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Luke Cage’ seems to indicate that his character will prove quite important as things unfold.

Killgrave is certainly the Big Bad on ‘Jones’, but his role may not be as large on ‘Luke Cage.’  Also confirmed as a thorn in Cage’s side is a villain called Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, played by Mahershala Ali.  Stokes is the cousin of Alfre Woodard‘s character, Harlem politician Mariah Dillard.  The description of Dillard is that she is an altruistic crusader for positive change, the character is based on a comic book villain Black Mariah, a criminal and the leader of a group of thugs called the Rat Pack.  Could the seemingly earnest Dillard have darker ties?  Possibly to Killgrave?

What would you like to see from Tennant’s Killgrave?  Is he a worthy adversary for not one, but two Marvel champions?

Source: Latino Review