Yes, you read that right: David Tennant, a.k.a the 10th Doctor Who, is becoming a part of the Marvel TV universe!
“An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.”
If you’re familiar with the comics, you’ll realise that Kilgrave is none other than Zebediah Killgrave a.k.a. the Purple Man. Usually a villain in Daredevil’s world, he’s a nasty little so-and-so who specialises in mind control.
Hopefully, Tennant won’t have to bathe himself in purple paint. As it is, executive producer/showrunner Melissa Rosenberg is confident that Tennant will make Kilgrave a “truly original villain.” Jeph Loeb, executive producer/Marvel’s Head of Television, also praised him for his “incredible level of dedication”.
While I fear for the multiverse (you can’t have an actor playing two geek roles in two worlds!), it’s yet another coup for Marvel. Not only is Tennant a fine actor, he’ll get the Whovians (and there are LOTS of them) watching too.
Here’s the Jessica Jones synopsis again: “After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.”