Who Will Play Jessica Jones for Netflix and Marvel?
This article originally appeared in The Daily Dot
By Aja Romano
Five actresses are currently rumored to be under consideration for the title role of superhero turned detective “Jessica Jones.” These include “Don’t Trust the B—-“‘s Krysten Ritter, “Percy Jackson”‘s Alexandra Daddario, “Warm Bodies”‘ Teresa Palmer, “Homeland”‘s Marin Ireland, and “Arrow”‘s Jessica De Gouw.
Jessica’s hunky soulmate Luke Cage is also up for grabs, with actors Lance Gross (“Crisis”), Mike Colter (“The Good Wife”), and Cleo Anthony (“Transparent”) being rumored for consideration.
The actor chosen to play Cage will not only play half of one of Marvel’s most sensuous romances, but get his own title series later on in Netflix’s ongoing narration of the lives of superheroes living in New York’s Hells’ Kitchen.
The 13-episode “Jessica Jones” won’t debut until late next year, after the premiere series in the lineup, “Daredevil.” But casting for each of the franchises is already highly anticipated. “Jessica Jones” will only be the second major Marvel series to feature a female lead, after all—the first, “Agent Carter,” is out in January.
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