Between 2015 and 2019, Krysten Ritter played Jessica Jones for three seasons on Netflix, and also the spin-off series The Defenders. The actress was hailed for her portrayal of a former superhero who chooses to create her own private investigator firm after struggling with PTSD. With the rights to Daredevil and the rest of The Defenders expected to revert to Marvel Studios soon, rumors about their comeback have been circulating. If the latest rumor is true, it might imply that Krysten Ritter would return to her Jessica Jones role in the upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk.
The Cause of the Chatter:
Following the news that Netflix‘s Marvel series would be moving to Disney+, buzz about a Jessica Jones comeback has grown even wilder. Krysten Ritter posted some new pictures following the announcement that Netflix’s Marvel shows will be moving to Disney+. After witnessing Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio take their places as Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk, respectively, fans are eagerly anticipating the comeback of the Defenders. On March 16th, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Defenders, Punisher, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will all premiere on Disney+. While Marvel Studios hasn’t revealed what the future holds for the DefendersVerse’s heroes and villains, the fresh photographs of Ritter definitely give off a Jessica Jones aura.
Word of the Professionals:
In a brief interview with Deadline, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was questioned about the potential of Netflix-era Marvel shows like Jessica Jones or Luke Cage making a reappearance. Feige gave a teasing answer, saying, “I’ve been at Marvel long enough to never say never about anything”. In 2019, Ritter also shared a similar opinion. While the actor doubted she’d ever portray Jessica Jones again, she did say she’d love to have the opportunity. “I would play her again in a heartbeat – she’s the coolest character ever and I love her!” Ritter wrote. Fans will probably have to wait and see what if something comes of these speculations at this point.