Earlier this year, the hammer finally fell on Netflix’s Marvel Entertainment TV shows as daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Punisher, iron fistand The defenders all returned to The Walt Disney Company property.
Now, ahead of the expected reboot of some, if not all, of the popular TV series, Disney+ has apparently changed the name of one of them. daredevil universe shows, adding even more weight to revival rumors.
When daredevil dropped on Netflix in 2015, it has cemented itself as one of the best Marvel shows of all time. In a Matt Murdock/Ben Affleck’s Daredevil world, the gritty, dark nature of the Netflix TV series was welcome, more comic-accurate Confront the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen starring Charlie Cox as the eponymous masked vigilante.
Joining Cox on the show was Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson and Vincent D’Onfrio as Wilson Fisk AKA the Kingpin. Subsequent seasons saw Élodie Yung go up against notorious dagger-wielding assassin Elektra Natchios, while Jon Bernthal starred as Frank Castle/Punisher before the character’s own eponymous show. Punisheraired from 2017 to 2019.
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Following the success of daredevilthe next Marvel TV show to hit the popular streaming service was Jessica Jones. With Krysten Ritter in the title role, Jessica Jones ran for three seasons with Ritter joining the other leads, like Mike Colter’s Luke Cage and Finn Jones’ Danny Rand, from their daredevil franchise shows in crossover event, The defenders.
When time began to fade on Netflix’s ownership of the characters, the hold was pulled from future seasons of the series. Defenders saga with daredevil and Jessica JonesThe three-season run is the longest in the collection. Now, with Marvel shows residing in the Disney+ family library (albeit in some territories behind a parental controls system) under Marvel Studios, questions have arisen as to whether this catalog of superhero programming is firmly positioned in Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, whether they exist in the adjoining Marvel Legacy medium, or whether they’ll be overhauled and rebooted for a more cohesive MCU experience.
Cox, of course, made his official MCU debut in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Coming Home (2021), and Feige said Matt Murdock fans got to know the one seen in the Spidey Trio – no variations, here. As for the others, their potential to become a fixture in the sprawling live-action Marvel Universe is relatively untapped, but that could change.
star of Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter, was recently connected to an upcoming MCU TV series. It could be anything next She-Hulk: Lawyer with Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk, Echowhich sees Alaqua Cox return as Maya Lopez/Echo of Hawk Eye (which also starred Vincent D’Onfrio as Wilson Fisk), or even in the recently announced future, daredevil Season 4.
Now even more signs point to an imminent Jessica Jones reboot because Disney+ changed the name of the series from Jessica Jones at AKA Jessica Jones. As Alex Zalben of Decider points out:
Disney+ updated the JESSICA JONES title card with the title that was originally used for the series during its development at Netflix after ABC passed it on. I don’t know what all of this means for the future of the series, but here goes.
Disney+ updated the JESSICA JONES title card with the title that was originally used for the series during its development at Netflix after ABC passed it on. I don’t know what all of this means for the future of the series, but here goes. pic.twitter.com/AO4H7KyzAK
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) July 4, 2022
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The decision to return to the in-development title may just be a nod to the series’ history or, as many in the world of Marvel Entertainment and Marvel content know, it could mean something. much more important.
It’s clear things are brewing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and at streaming giant Disney, and the return of the Devil from Hell’s Kitchen, and ex-superhero-turned-PI Jessica Jones, is apparently right at the Street corner.
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