David Tennant Cast as Marvel’s AKA JESSICA JONES Villain

David Tennant will play the major villain taking on Marvel’s superhero-turned-detective Jessica Jones in late 2015.

A much beloved Time Lord is about to play a character so monstrous, he’ll actually be purple. DOCTOR WHO alum David Tennant has signed on to play Zebediah Killgrave, the major villain in Marvel’s upcoming AKA JESSICA JONES series on Netflix!

In the comics, Killgrave is quite literally purple and has the ability to control any humans within a certain physical proximity. He’s also awfully difficult to destroy as he can rapidly recover from injuries, Wolverine-style.

JESSICA JONES and former TWILIGHT scribe Melissa Rosenberg says Tennant is perfect for the role:

“I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character. He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He’ll make Kilgrave a truly original villain.”

Official show synopsis:

After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23) is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.

AKA JESSICA JONES will released 13 episodes on Netflix in late 2015. It is the second of four Marvel series coming to Netflix in the next three years.

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