Don't wake up Jessica Jones!
September 26, 2015 1:25 PM   Subscribe

Shhhh, she's sleeping.

But who is Jessica Jones? Find out in either this Youtube video or a written article.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (66 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Street level Marvel Netflix Universe coming along nicely.
posted by Artw at 1:32 PM on September 26, 2015 [6 favorites]


Mysteriously they didn't use this name, which would be great for a TV series.
posted by Artw at 1:34 PM on September 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


I'm now kind of hoping for a whole series of short short films showing Marvel characters responding to alarm clocks.

I bet we'd see a lot of alarm clocks meet their doom.

Except Doom's alarm clock, which is a heavily-armored cuckoo clock.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:38 PM on September 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


Doom destroys his alarm clock every morning, only for the alarm clock to appear at the bathroom door, cackling over how he only destroyed a clockbot, and his nemesis yet lives!
posted by Etrigan at 1:47 PM on September 26, 2015 [42 favorites]


RICHARDS!
posted by Artw at 1:50 PM on September 26, 2015 [10 favorites]


Where's my old holographic tiger pencil box, we can rebuild it - we have the technology!
posted by achrise at 2:11 PM on September 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I thought there was something a little different about this one. Turns out there's another version for the show's Spanish Facebook page.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 2:15 PM on September 26, 2015


This has lots of potential, if they do it right.

Jessica's past fits like a glove into street-level Marvel because she's pretty fundamentally broken as a person. (This is a long tradition for Marvel's grittier side, such as Daredevil's Penis of Death[tm], Peter Parker's persistent bad luck and being haunted by his greatest failure(s), Moon Knight's multiple personality disorder, the Punisher's, well, everything and so on.)

Her fall from superheroic grace / violation can be depicted on screen without necessarily being exploitative (by comparison, I can't wait for the Captain Marvel movie leadup to even whisper the word 'Marcus'), and the Purple Man makes a great boogeyman for both her series and for the Defenders (since Killgrave has a history with three of the four).
posted by delfin at 2:25 PM on September 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


with David Tennant playing villain Zebediah Killgrave

!!!
posted by biffa at 2:26 PM on September 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


I was thinking the other day that comedian Jen Kirkman might make a fine Jessica Jones.

Still, Bendis seems satisfied that things are going in the right direction, so fingers crossed.
posted by Auden at 2:40 PM on September 26, 2015


All I need is a 10 second video commercial of a superhero and BLAM, I'll give it a chance.

I recently got pulled into the first comic from a superhero series (Saving Dion) based on a youtube commercial, too.

Superheros everywhere, yeah!
posted by Wolfster at 2:46 PM on September 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


This has lots of potential, if they do it right.

And it'll be very easy for them to get it wrong. Let's hope they took notes during Fury Road.

I was thinking the other day that comedian Jen Kirkman might make a fine Jessica Jones.

She is definitely a closer match to the character's look. I'm hoping Ritter just wowed them in the audition.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 2:50 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You in the trailer? Okay I'm in.
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 3:00 PM on September 26, 2015


Yes, though I was thinking more of Kirkman's attitude of wounded irritable moral defiance.
posted by Auden at 3:11 PM on September 26, 2015


Wolfster, that's just great...should be a series. I'm a sucker for these too.
posted by idb at 3:15 PM on September 26, 2015


Netflix Punisher
posted by Artw at 3:24 PM on September 26, 2015


OK, that was awesome. I was already on board. Now I'm an evangelist.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:35 PM on September 26, 2015


What's great is that she crushes it by hand, instead of smashing it. There's a lot of great character bits in this teaser which has me stoked.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:39 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


with David Tennant playing villain Zebediah Killgrave

That is the reason that I, a middle-aged woman who didn't really do the comic book thing when she was a kid, is going to be all over this like stink on manure. David Tennant is at his best when he's doing something that the 8-year-old him was crazily into, and he was indeed a comic books nerd.

A friend of mine went to high school with a guy who worked for the BBC a while and now works for Marvel, and I've heard second-hand that while they were filming here, David begged the Marvel office if he could come by on one of his days off and meet everyone. There is apparently a picture of my friend's friend posing for a picture with him; the friend's friend has his Sonic Screwdriver, David is doing the Spider-Man web-shooting gesture and they're both grinning like little kids.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:52 PM on September 26, 2015 [10 favorites]


Does anyone know how 'adult' this is going to be?

My 12 year old daughter is a major superhero fan, and Superhero TV/Movies with female leads are few and far between (please don't suck CBS's Supergirl!). But I can't figure out if this is one for her or, as with Netflix's Daredevil, a show that's going to fall so far on the 'gritty' side that it won't be age appropriate.
posted by Frayed Knot at 3:59 PM on September 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Likely to be more Daredevil than Agents of SHIELD, really.
posted by Artw at 4:05 PM on September 26, 2015


Frayed Knot: there's going to be a lot less violence than daredevil and a lot more discussion/depiction of sexual assault, assuming it's as close to the (excellent) Alias run as we've been led to believe.
posted by sandswipe at 4:33 PM on September 26, 2015


Frayed Knot: Put it this way -- in the first five issues of her series she booty calls on Luke Cage, uses her superior strength to beat information out of informants, says "Fuck" like a hundred times, wallows in self-pity and drinks enough liquor to float a tugboat.

Not to even mention the weird stuff involving Killgrave.

I don't know your daughter, but on balance I'd say no. On the other hand, how could you actually stop her?
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 4:55 PM on September 26, 2015


You know, between the retro mobster flavor of Daredevil and the AM Gold used in this trailer, I kinda wish the street level Netflix Marvel stuff took place in the 70s. I know why it's not, but Daredevil kept feeling like it really, really wanted to be in 1976 and no one was letting it.
posted by The Whelk at 4:57 PM on September 26, 2015 [14 favorites]


OK, it looks great and all, but all I could think was "OMG, we have those same side tables".
posted by Hutch at 5:04 PM on September 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


As a result of The Battle of New York contamination by alien technology has returned Hells Kitchen to the 70s. Powerman will totally have an Afro.
posted by Artw at 5:09 PM on September 26, 2015


That's the thing, I mean have a shared universe or don't, like you could've said the temporary housing and resettling zones in Newark post battle of New York have started to become less then temporary and organized crime was settling in and they're calling it Hell's Kitchen now. Or just set it a decade or so in the past. Gah.
posted by The Whelk at 5:23 PM on September 26, 2015


As a result of The Battle of New York contamination by alien technology has returned Hells Kitchen to the 70s. Powerman will totally have an Afro.

Pity we can't get Retropool in on that.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:27 PM on September 26, 2015


I kinda wish the street level Netflix Marvel stuff took place in the 70s.

Gotham is close. It's definitely not for period sticklers though: 1980s cars, 1990s computers, and somehow everyone has a cell phone. And the costumes. And so on. But it's not trying to be Life on Mars, just a half-generation ago in not-quite New York. Though it really is filmed there and not in Vancouver.
posted by bonehead at 6:36 PM on September 26, 2015


You know, between the retro mobster flavor of Daredevil and the AM Gold used in this trailer, I kinda wish the street level Netflix Marvel stuff took place in the 70s.

So say we all.

I love those old retro clocks, had one before I went digital in.. '81?

Anyway, Cancelled Daredevil Reboot Sizzle Reel Trailer from when Joe Carnahan was pitching to make a '70s inspired Daredevil film suggests the '70s MCU would be awesome, if anyone missed it.
posted by Mezentian at 7:56 PM on September 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


Not to even mention the weird stuff involving Killgrave.

AKA "hi, my background story is rape again. What fun."
posted by MartinWisse at 4:54 AM on September 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


You know, between the retro mobster flavor of Daredevil and the AM Gold used in this trailer, I kinda wish the street level Netflix Marvel stuff took place in the 70s. I know why it's not, but Daredevil kept feeling like it really, really wanted to be in 1976 and no one was letting it.

Yeah, that's the problem with most of Marvel's street level heroes, from Spidey on down. Now that New York has largely been Disneyfied and crime at any rate is down to plummeting lead levels in the environment, it makes little sense to have traditional crime fighting heroes. How often would you really stumble over a mugging or robbery even at the height of the seventies-eighties crime waves?
posted by MartinWisse at 5:00 AM on September 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


Honestly, I didn't like Alias too much. It was so smug being all hey, look at me! No rape back story! Except for its a backstory that is a rape backstory.

Am I the one huge comics nerd who's kinda done with the MCU?

That being said, this actually looks good.
posted by KernalM at 6:56 AM on September 27, 2015 [1 favorite]




Am I the one huge comics nerd who's kinda done with the MCU?

Yes you are The One, foretold by the prophesies and will bring balance to the Snark.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:06 AM on September 27, 2015 [7 favorites]


The Blood Moon is upon us!
posted by Artw at 7:12 AM on September 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


AKA "hi, my background story is rape again. What fun."

Not rape, control. (maybe)
posted by Mezentian at 7:35 AM on September 27, 2015


The bad news is that I misremembered - David Tennant and my friend's friend are both doing the Spiderman gesture. But the good news is that there's a picture of my friend's friend holding a Tardis mug, toasting David who is holding a Spiderman mug. And all those pictures are here!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:43 AM on September 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


Admittedly mind control plots are all sort of rapey in nature, and Purple Man is a total rapey creep.
posted by Artw at 7:43 AM on September 27, 2015


Am I the one huge comics nerd who's kinda done with the MCU?

I've always been pretty neutral toward the MCU and both AoS and Agent Carter but I loved Daredevil and am looking forward to this show.
posted by octothorpe at 9:48 AM on September 27, 2015


I loved the clock bit, but the super-liver bit, not so much.
posted by Oyéah at 9:53 AM on September 27, 2015


Doom destroys his alarm clock every morning, only for the alarm clock to appear at the bathroom door, cackling over how he only destroyed a clockbot, and his nemesis yet lives!

God Doom merely sets the universe to be on time when He awakens.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:29 PM on September 27, 2015


I guess it's still Secret Wars O'Clock until October.
posted by Artw at 8:01 PM on September 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I guess it's still Secret Wars O'Clock until October.
Does this mean we can look forward to a third season of Agents of Shield that has to work really hard to allow NOTHING OF INTEREST WHATSOEVER to happen until 2/3 through, when we get a super surprising movie tie-in and then the characters are allowed to be interesting again for maybe 3 episodes?

Or is my timing off here?
posted by Alterscape at 9:57 PM on September 27, 2015


Did anything of any interest happen in AoS last season? We bailed after slogging through the first season which was only slightly redeemed by the last few episodes.
posted by octothorpe at 4:15 AM on September 28, 2015


Someone died, someone found their past, someone was betrayed, someone lost a limb and someone was...eaten?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:06 AM on September 28, 2015


I doubt AoS will be affected by anything that happens in the comics. It does seem to be part of the grand effort to make the Inhumans a thing though.

And, look, I kind of love them as I love all second tier Kirby creations, but they are never going to be a thing.
posted by Artw at 6:55 AM on September 28, 2015


And, look, I kind of love them as I love all second tier Kirby creations, but they are never going to be a thing.

They're going to be a thing. If you don't think so you're old and remembering the "glory days". Come join me on the porch. Maybe take a nap first, you'll need your strength for the various rants.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:10 AM on September 28, 2015


Not rape, control. (maybe)

She was living with him for "months", being tortured and conditioned. The guy has an in universe history of targeting women. His daughter Kara, as well as his "purple children" were all products of similar control and rape. Alias doesn't go into a lot of detail, but it would be surprising, given who the Purple Man is, if Jones escaped that. He's pretty much the Marvel universe Jungian archetype for rape.
posted by bonehead at 9:19 AM on September 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


/wonders how much serious, mainstream discussion of Purple Man we are about to see.
posted by Artw at 9:23 AM on September 28, 2015




I've assumed that the Inhumans are getting more prominence now simply because the MCU can't have mutants. So much of the Marvel comics universe is about tension between various hero groups. Taking away one of the core antagonists, mutants, I figured that the Marvel writers were going back to their bench and seeing who they could make into the next X-men. And so the Inhumans get their day in the sun. It's caused by the rights nonsense mess, a result of the Marvel 90s firesale.
posted by bonehead at 9:38 AM on September 28, 2015


Alias doesn't go into a lot of detail, but it would be surprising, given who the Purple Man is, if Jones escaped that.

On the one hand, she explicitly escaped that herself. On the other hand, she was forced to witness a lot of it. (I think the subtext was the best way to torture a wannabe hero is to prevent them from being heroic.)

That's going to be tricky to pull off well. Fury Road did it, GoT notsomuch.

The endgame of that situation is also going to be difficult to pull off, if only b/c the MCU is a different league altogether and the MTVU is pretty minimal at this point.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 11:28 AM on September 28, 2015


I think we are understating Jessica Jones' heroism here. Once she has crushed the alarm clock it is clearly revealed to be a bomb. She was able to recognize this and disable it in her sleep.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 2:20 PM on September 28, 2015


Japanese trailer (very different.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:30 PM on September 30, 2015


New trailer, very...WOW!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:04 AM on October 1, 2015


Ah, it's the same as the "Japanese trailer".
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:05 AM on October 1, 2015


Jessica...

Another possible departure from the comics, "I know your friends."
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:30 AM on October 8, 2015


A new FREE Jessica Jones digital oneshot comic set in the MCU, for Netflix series hype. Written by Jessica's creator Brian Michael Bendis!
posted by nicebookrack at 7:28 PM on October 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


Another possible departure from the comics, "I know your friends."

Actually, he's saying "I know about your friends." Granted I've not read the comics, but that is a bit different.

(also WHEE WE GET TO HEAR DAVID TENNANT)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:41 AM on October 10, 2015


I've made it less than 20 issues into Alias, but what people seeing to be saying, is that Killgrave got off by not raping Jessica, but by making her watch (and, other stuff I guess), but not going the last mile.

Anyone here know?
posted by Mezentian at 8:10 AM on October 10, 2015




Killgrave got off by not raping Jessica, but by making her watch

That's basically it. He was messing with her identity as a hero. (How they handle that in show is why the anticipation is tinged with nervousness.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 11:26 AM on October 12, 2015


Some CBR links:

COLTER EXPLAINS THE "JESSICA JONES"/"LUKE CAGE" TIMELINE, WHERE CAGE STANDS & MORE (That was expected.)

NYCC: MARVEL VILLAIN NUKE PLAYS A ROLE IN "JESSICA JONES" (That's completely new.)

NYCC: CARRIE-ANNE MOSS' "JESSICA JONES" ROLE REVEALED (Ditto)

NYCC: "JESSICA JONES" & "DAREDEVIL" COLLIDE AT MARVEL/NETFLIX PANEL

It almost seems like too much going on for a short season, but they're definitely not just treating Alias as a storyboard.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:20 PM on October 12, 2015


Trailer
posted by Artw at 7:40 AM on October 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


io9 on the first episode.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:20 AM on October 23, 2015


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