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Who Is The Purple Man: David Tennant Cast As Kilgrave In ‘AKA Jessica Jones’

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Netflix's Marvel TV show AKA Jessica Jones may have found its lead villain in former Doctor Who actor David Tennant. Marvel has announced that Tennant will play Kilgrave, "an enigmatic figure from Jessica's past", and fans familiar with the show's inspiration, the Brian Michael Bendis/Michael Gaydos comic Alias, will know that Zebediah Killgrave is the name of Jessica's most dangerous nemesis, The Purple Man.

Created by Stan Lee and Joe Orlando as a Daredevil villain in Daredevil #4 in 1964, The Purple Man is a former spy who gained mind control powers following a mad science accident that also turned his skin and hair purple. A minor but notably sinister villain, he appears in Alias as the cause of the trauma that led Jessica Jones to quit her superhero career, and will likely serve as the lead antagonist in AKA Jessica Jones. Based on the evidence of Marvel's announcement, the TV version does not go by the name The Purple Man, nor even Killgrave, but the more prosaic 'Kilgrave', with one L. He may not even be called Zebediah, which would be a terrible shame. Come to think of it, he may not even be purple.

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Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Gets April Netflix Premiere Date, Paints the Town Red with Rad New Poster

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We’ve been looking forward to Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ for well over a year now, and with production having moved onto ‘AKA Jessica Jones,’ the streaming service has finally set a premiere for the first of its street-level heroes. ‘Daredevil’ will officially hit Netflix in its first season entirety April 10, the first of ‘The Defenders‘ to hit the streets, and with a brand new poster!

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Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Bosses Preview Kingpin’s Rise, ‘The Wire’ Tone and Bullseye Appearance

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For as many new stills and hearsay as Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ darts around, we still haven’t seen very much of the series itself, nor gotten a strong sense of its characters. Now, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has opened up to explain ‘Daredevil’'s place and tone within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as preview the rise of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, and potential appearances from fan-favorite villain Bullseye.

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Marvel Officially Casts Mike Colter For ‘Luke Cage’ And ‘AKA Jessica Jones’

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The recent run of casting for Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix series brought with it news that ‘Luke Cage’ would first appear in a majorly supporting role, before graduating to his own ‘Defenders’ lead-in series. Now, Marvel has officially confirmed actor Mike Colter will don the yellow shirt and gauntlets as street-level hero-for-hire ‘Luke Cage.’

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New ‘Daredevil’ Pics Showcase Beating Abilities, Strutting

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We haven’t heard much from Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ series since the big presentation at New York Comic-Con, save for the character’s successor in Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, so what’s Matt Murdock been up to? Find out in two new photos of Marvel’s “street-level heroes,”as ‘Daredevil’ hits the streets to dispense some ninja justice!

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Marvel’s Netflix ‘Jessica Jones’ Casts Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter Eyed for ‘Luke Cage’

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Though Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ has yet to reveal an image of its titular hero in costume, we’d recently learned the second of the ‘Defenders’ series, ‘Jessica Jones’ had begun its casting search. We were split between ‘True Detective’'s Alexandra Daddario and ‘Breaking Bad’'s Krysten Ritter, but the latter seems to have won the role, with ‘The Following’'s Mike Coulter potentially acting as our ‘Luke Cage.’

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Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ Testing Alexandra Daddario, Krysten Ritter and More, Plus ‘Luke Cage’ Choices!

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Marvel’s Netflix Defenders have only been seen through brief glimpses at the forthcoming Daredevil TV series, but with Jessica Jones to follow, casting news couldn’t be far behind. True Detective breakout Alexandra Daddario, Krysten Ritter and more are reportedly under consideration for Marvel’s newest female superhero. Plus, find out who’s testing for the role of Luke Cage!

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Netflix Greenlights New Series About The Enemy Of All That Is Good And Just In This World: Richie Rich

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I consider myself to be a relatively reasonable adult, but if I'm honest with you, there's definitely a list of fictional characters that I hate as though they were real people. As irrational as it may be, there's just this intense level of pure, all-consuming hatred that I feel whenever they come up -- and right at the top of the list, next to Lucy Lane and Funky Winkerbean's Les Moore, is that rotten little plutocrat Richie Rich. I cannot even begin to explain how much I hate that kid.

As a result, I've been in a sour mood since yesterday, when Netflix announced a new live-action Richie Rich series, starring Jake Brennan as the title trillionaire.

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Rosario Dawson Is Playing Claire Temple, And Other News From The Netflix Daredevil Panel [NYCC]

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The Netflix Daredevil panel took place at New York Comic-Con on Saturday evening, and the biggest revelation is that Rosario Dawson is not playing any of the characters anyone guessed she might be playing. In fact she's playing a relatively obscure supporting character from the Luke Cage comics of the 1970s, Claire Temple.

Those lucky enough to attend the panel were treated to a preview clip that showed Temple, a nurse, tending to a wounded Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox). Other clips showed Daredevil rescuing Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) from a mugger, Vincent D'Onofrio as the Kingpin, and first glimpse inside the law offices of Nelson & Murdock. Following the panel, Marvel released images showing the first official glimpses of Daredevil, both in an early costume and in his civilian identity.

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Link Ink: Awesome ‘Batman’ ’66 Art, Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Logo And Batman’s New Library Job

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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