Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ Testing Alexandra Daddario, Krysten Ritter and More, Plus ‘Luke Cage’ Choices!
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!
Per Deadline, Daddario has quietly been testing for the ‘Jessica Jones’ role alongside Ritter, ‘Warm Bodies’ star Teresa Palmer, ‘Arrow‘ heroine Jessica De Gouw, and Homeland and Girls season four star Marin Ireland, though no clear frontrunner has yet emerged. Equally exciting, is that the report specifies that Luke Cage will appear in 6-7 episodes of Jessica Jones, for which Crisis star Lance Gross, Good Wife star Mike Colter, and Transparent star Cleo Anthony, have apparently tested.
For those unfamiliar with the Marvel character, Jessica Jones emerged in comics as a superhero suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, leading her to hang up the costume and open a detective agency, wherein she helps both super and human clients. The character was involved in a romantic relationship with Luke Cage, a hero with super-strong, invulnerable skin, and the couple are now married with a daughter.
Whoever lands the Luke Cage role would headline that character's titular series (after Iron Fist), ultimately uniting all of Marvel’s Netflix heroes in the Defenders miniseries. For the moment at least, Jessica Jones has only writer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg locked in, for an unknown production date.
Daredevil won’t kick off these “street-level” heroes of Hell’s Kitchen until May 2015, but in the meantime, what do we think? Who between Alexandra Daddario, Krysten Ritter, Teresa Palmer, Jessica De Gouw, and Marin Ireland do we like for the role of Jessica Jones? What about the Luke Cage choices?