In the comics, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have one of the most realistic romances depicted in the genre. Eventually, the pair were married and had a daughter named Dani (named after Cage’s partner Iron Fist, a.k.a. Daniel Rand). So when both Jones and Cage (along with Rand) were announced as getting their own series on Netflix and that Mike Colter would debut as Cage on ‘Jessica Jones’, fans wondered how much of their comic book courtship would make it into live action or if there would even be a romance.
Krysten Ritter, who plays Jessica, let slip that there would indeed be some sort of romantic action between the two characters, while complimenting her costar Colter while appearing on the ‘This Week In Marvel‘ podcast:
“At the end of the day, I also knew Mike had my back. Whether we were doing stunts together, or love-making scenes, which I’m not very comfortable with.”
The pair infamously began in the first issue of Jessica’s comic book ‘Alias,’ when they shared a graphic one night stand, the likes of which had never been depicted in a mainstream comic book.
Then again, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has already stressed that ‘Jessica Jones’ will be even grittier and more grounded than its predecessor ‘Daredevil.’ Unlike the Marvel movies, these shows are strictly for adults only and that is reflected in the more intense violence and now, apparently, sex. As long as it’s not gratuitous, hopefully fans will be accepting of this darker slant.
One very dark part of Jessica’s comic book history was a period of several months when she was mentally enthralled by Zebadiah Killgrave, who not only used Jessica’s powers to his advantage, but her body for his pleasure. David Tennant will play Killgrave on the show and Ritter explained that their comic book history will be “twisted around and expanded on and developed.” So expect some mind games in that regard.
To announce the premiere of the series, Marvel and Netflix has released this teaser:
Jessica Jones is based on the Marvel Comics character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. In the Netflix series, ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.
Are you happy to finally see a premiere date for the series? Glad to see that Jones and Cage will be a couple on the show, as they are in the comics? What path would you like to see their romance take?
All 13 episodes of ‘Jessica Jones’ will begin airing on Netflix beginning November 20th.