The Jessica Jones Trailer – Marvel’s Next Netflix Superhero
The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s next Netflix superhero show, Jessica Jones, was recently released. The 50-second trailer gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the new series, as well as a season one release date of November 20th.
Jessica Jones first appeared as a Marvel character in 2001’s “Alias #1”, which has nothing to do with the Jennifer Garner TV show that coincidentally started during the same year. She’s introduced as a former superheroine who owns and operates Alias Private Investigations, and serves a starring role in the Alias and The Pulse comic series.
Her primary superpower, as characterized in the trailer, is superhuman strength. She’s also been shown to have superhuman resistance to harm, but it’s never stated just how protected she is and she has sustained major injuries during her relatively short time as a Marvel character. Jessica is also able to fly, but seems to have a mental block that prevents her from using her full ability of flight unless she’s actively serving the community as a superhero.
What’s So Special About Her?
One of the main reasons be interested in this show is because the comic was written by Brian Michael Bendis, one of the premiere modern comic book writers who has a knack for writing complex and compelling characters. While he didn’t work on the show directly, Bendis was consulted on the series and shown the first few episodes of the show earlier this year.
Bendis said the following on Tumblr:
“I know I’ve been very low-key on talking about to Jessica Jones TV show but I think I have to stop doing that because I can’t hold it any longer. I’m going to burst. The show is so good. I have seen the first couple of episodes and because I didn’t work on it directly I can say this with full no ego fanfare: I loved it!!
And believe me, I was going to be the hardest on it. Harder than any of you.
Jessica is a part of my DNA. A bad Jessica Jones show would have hurt me deeply.
BUT it is faithful and lively and everything that I could personally have wanted from the show. The mean streets of marvel Netflix from a different perspective than matt’s but at the same time… it all fits. Just like the comics on their best day. And just like Netflix DD, the look of the show is cracklin’ noir but with its own palette.”
As the trailer shows, Jessica Jones is going to be set in Hell’s Kitchen. While we may not see a Jessica-Daredevil team-up this season, it’s sure to happen soon if Ms. Jones is even half the hit that Daredevil was. She’s the second of the first three Netflix superhero shows from Marvel and is actually married to Luke Cage in the comics, who serves as the main character of the next upcoming Netflix Marvel superhero series.
It’s all interconnected and, while I don’t think fans of Netflix’s Daredevil will have to watch Jessica Jones or Luke Cageto stay up-to-date with Matt Murdoc and company, it’s clear that those who do will get a fuller experience than those who don’t.
Marvel hasn’t made a commercial misstep in a while and it doesn’t look like they’re going to start here. Netflix and Marvel fans definitely seem to have something interesting to look forward to this November.