We've already got our Daredevil, and now the star of Marvel's second Netflix original series could be emerging.
We're just months away from the Netflix release of Daredevil, the Marvel Studios limited superhero series that will kick off a set of five (so far) such series. We will eventually see Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders from Marvel, but the series set to follow Daredevil in the run is Jessica Jones, which will mark Marvel's second major female-led project (after Agent Carter). We haven't heard much about the series, which will follow the titular superhero-turned-private eye, aside from who will run the show: Twilight and Dexter writer Melissa Rosenberg. Given how far along Daredevil is at this point, though, Marvel's definitely about to kick its Jessica Jones work into high gear. Of course, they need a star, and now we might know who that star will be.
According to Deadline, Marvel has extended invites to four actresses to test for the Jessica Jones role, and they are, from left to right: Krysten Ritter, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer and Jessica De Guow.
Of the four, Ritter has the least genre experience, but she has proven range, acting in both comedies like Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 and dramas like Breaking Bad. Daddario's got quite a bit of genre experience at this point, with two Percy Jackson films and the latest Texas Chainsaw flick on her resume. Palmer's also made her mark in genre films, with leading roles in Warm Bodies, I Am Number Four and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. As for De Guow, she's already got some superhero experiences as the Huntress on Arrow, and she also landed another major TV role last year as Mina in the now-canceled Dracula. All four certainly look the part, and all four seem primed to be catapulted into greater stardom by something like this Netflix project.
Deadline also notes that two actors' names have now been tied to the role of Jessica's love interest and future star of his own Netflix series: Luke Cage. Many actors, from Terry Crews to Isaiah Mustafa, have expressed interest in the role in the past, but according to this report they're not at the top of the list. Instead, Marvel's looking at Crisis star Lance Gross (left) and The Good Wife and The Following co-star Mike Colter.
Cage is expected to appear in six or seven Jessica Jones episodes before getting his own series, which will be the final of the initial four solo shows Marvel's planning.
So, if this report is true, the Jessica Jones casting process is taking shape, and something could become official very soon. What do you think of the choices here?