‘Jessica Jones’ Star Krysten Ritter ‘Would Be So Thrilled’ to Play Her Character Again
Fans of the Netflix Marvel shows, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher, were heartbroken when the streaming service went on a killing spree and cancelled them all. Of course, this tragedy happened because Marvel Studio’s owner, Disney, was planning to launch their own streaming service, Disney+.
It has been a couple of years since we last saw the Defenders, but fans are still making noise about bringing them back for future Marvel Cinematic Universe projects. And they are not the only ones who want to see the heroes reprise their roles. The actors, including Krysten Ritter who played Jessica Jones, wants to see this happen as well.
Krysten Ritter is ready to play Jessica Jones again
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Ritter conveyed her desire to reprise her role as Jessica Jones. She said, “I absolutely love Jessica more than anything. And I loved those years playing her. If there was ever an opportunity for her to pop up anywhere, I would be the first [to say yes]. I may or may not have the jacket ready to go in my closet. So, you never know, but if I ever had the opportunity to play her again, I would be so thrilled.”
She added, “I’m always down to do it again. It was an absolute dream. And I love her. I love that character. I love the way that she connected with so many people in a deep way and resonated with women and girls in an exciting way. I am just so proud that I got to play such an iconic character.”
Well, the Netflix Marvel actors wanting to reprise their superhero roles is the first step to making it a reality. And it’s clear that Krysten Ritter holds a lot of love for the character of Jessica Jones.
Since the Netflix Marvel series canonically take place in the MCU, it wouldn’t be too difficult for them to crossover into future MCU projects. So, what’s the hold up, Marvel? The fans want to see Jessica Jones, Matt Murdock, Luke Cage, Danny Rand, and Frank Castle again.
Why Netflix canceled their Marvel shows
As mentioned above, Netflix cancelled their Marvel shows because Disney was about to launch their own streaming service. Basically, Disney did not want to give Netflix the opportunity to steal any of its viewers with characters that Disney technically own.
So, the Defenders shows were cut from Netflix’s lineup. But, according to their contract, Disney could adapt and use the characters 2 years after their shows got cancelled. And it has officially been 2 or more years since Netflix brought the axe down on all of their Marvel shows. Yet, there has been no news regarding their involvement in any future MCU projects. What gives?
Of course, there has been speculation and reports that the actors will reprise their roles in the MCU. The latest and most promising report being that Charlie Cox will play Matt Murdock again in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which comes out on Dec. 17. But nothing has been confirmed by Marvel or Disney. If the rumors are true, though, hopefully, that means that other Netflix Marvel characters, like Jessica Jones, will be seen again in the MCU. It’s what the people want, after all.
What happened in ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 3?
The last season of Jessica Jones premiered over 2 years ago on June 14, 2019 and consisted of 13 episodes. In the season, the loner superhero faced-off against Gregory Salinger, a serial killer who viewed Jessica Jones as a fraud, and her stepsister Trish, who had recently acquired powers.
In the end, Trish ruthlessly kills Salinger. Jones then tracks down Trish and defeats her, sending her off to prison. After all the trauma she endured, Jones made plans to retreat to Mexico for a fresh start. But she ultimately decided to stay in New York.
With New York crowded with superheroes, it would make sense for Jones to pop up in a future MCU film or television show. The possibilities for Jones’ story are endless, and we’ll just sit here waiting for the time to come for Ritter to rightfully reprise her role.