We know that Jessica Jones season 2 just started shooting in New York City under the name “Violet”, and joining returning cast members Krysten Ritter, Eka Darville, and Wil Traval is Oscar nominated actress, Jessica McTeer, in what’s being described as a key role, but unnamed role. Today, in association with MCU Exchange, we are bringing you exclusive news on new characters that are set to appear in season 2, along who MCU Exchange thinks could be their Marvel Universe counterparts.
Marvel Television usually has codenames in their character breakdowns that begin with the same letter of their comic book character name. In the past, we’ve used this, and other clues to decipher the character breakdowns for Iron Fist and more recently The Inhumans. These breakdowns, however, have seemed to be a lot more challenge for us and even the experts over at MCU Exchange to crack, but we think we have it nailed down. Now, we can’t confirm that these characters we have breakdowns for are exactly who us and MCU Exchange are presenting, but we think these are the best candidates. There’s is also the possibility that these could all be Netflix original characters. Let’s get to the breakdowns.
[DR. KIRBY] *60s, male, open ethnicity, scientist & freethinker SERIES REGULAR – ONE YEAR DEAL*
Best guess provided by MCU Exchange.
“Dr. Kirby” – Dr. Karl Malus
IGH as a group seem very intent on creating the Super Soldier serum could have been responsible for Jessica’s and Killgrave’s powers, and definitely responsible for Will Simpson’s transformation into Nuke. This was one of the major plot points of Jessica Jones season 1. This is why Dr. Karl Malus is a perfect fit for the role of the lead doctor of IGH. In the comics, Malus founded the “Institute for Supernormality Research” and was known as a gifted manipulator of human genetics. Malus’s work was responsible for giving powers to some of Marvel’s most obscure street-level villains. with his inclusion, Malus could open up an entirely new corner of the Marvel Universe should they include any of his more supernatural subjects.
[PRESLEY] *Late 30s, Male, African American, intelligent, driven, self-assured FRACTIONAL SERIES REGULAR*
Could this be Paul Denning, A.K.A. Paladin?
He debuted in Daredevil #150 and his exploits with this group of Defender could make him very likely for this role. Paladin is a mysterious, womanizing P.I. for hire with a strange cold of honor that sometimes prevents him from finishing the job. We definitely agree with MCU Exchange on this one.
[OLIVER] *34-38, male, Latino, artistic, paternal, smart, scruffy and hip SERIES REGULAR*
This could be Otis Johnson.
Who is Otis Johnson you ask? He’s a dude with the middle name Danger. No joke. Otis Danger Johnson II. This one could be a bit of a stretch, but his connection to Misty Knight and Colleen Wing make him a good fit. Otis got his power in a chemical accident that can easily be retconned into IGH giving him the powers. Otis basically has the same powers as Luke Cage in the comics, but he hardly has the imposing stature or physical prowess.
[INGRID] *Early-mid 30s, 5’8 – 5’11, female, dark hair, attractive and edgy, has a history of living on the streets. Educated as a nurse, but street-wise. She is attracted to men and women…SERIES REGULAR*
Admittedly this one’s the hardest to figure out. Now, it’s entirely possible this could be a character specifically created for the Netflix show, but if this is a character from the Marvel Comic Universe, MCU Exchange has made some great choices. A bisexual character named Ian Soo was recently introduced in Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! Soo gained the powers of telekinesis from the Terrigen Cloud, but that story can easily be altered.
Another interesting choice for Ingrid is Typhoid Mary! That’s right! MCU Exchange has a great explanation for this.
“In this Netflix corner of the Marvel Universe, Traval’s Nuke is “Will Simpson” instead of “Frank Simpson” and David Tennant’s Kilgrave is “Kevin Thompson” instead of “Zebediah Killgrave.” Both characters still hung on to their comic book aliases and their essential character traits and we could easily be headed down that road again with “Ingrid.” Typhoid Mary is a character that we all believe must be a part of these Netflix series and we have long believed she’d be a perfect antagonist for a second season of ***Jessica Jones***. An IGH-powered Mary could wreak havoc on the show the likes of which we haven’t really seen yet. Mary’s immense power set would be a suitable step up from Kilgrave’s and be a real threat for Jessica and friends.”
So what do you guys think? Do you think these Marvel Comics characters match these breakdowns? Leave a message in the comments below.