Jessica Jones Month: AKA Marvel Connections

Posted: October 23, 2015 in Comic Book Breakdowns
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Welcome to Day 2 of Jessica Jones Month! In my last post, we talked a little about Jessica’s history, including her interactions with some of Marvel’s heroes and villains. What I didn’t mention last time, however, is the upcoming Netflix show’s connection with numerous other MCU properties, either already released or currently in development.

Previously hinted at in Daredevil through the enigmatic Madam Gao and her heroin operation in New York, the Iron Fist connections continue into Jessica Jones, this time with the character Jeri Hogarth, played by Carrie-Anne Moss. In this iteration, Hogarth is a gender swapped and lesbian version of comic book character Jeryn Hogarth, a male lawyer who became the executor of deceased business man Wendell Rand’s estate (Wendell Rand, of course, is the father of Danny Rand/Iron Fist), as well as the lawyer for the Heroes for Hire.

It’s unknown how big a role Hogarth will have in Jessica Jones, but last week, Moss spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her character, stating:

They’re not friends but they need each other…They come to each other in these scenes, and there’s a lot of back and forth and bad flirtation at times, in life. They’re funny together and can’t stand each other. It’s interesting.

We can also see a quick reference to the Avengers series of films in the teaser posted below. Starting at about 0:19, you can spot Avengers Tower off in the distance, similar to Daredevil in one of his teaser posters.

You can argue that there’s a Luke Cage reference in another teaser, but it’s not confirmed whether or not he’ll still own a bar in his show. It’s up in the air, but it’s blatant enough that I felt like I had to include it here. Finally, Jessica Jones also cast actress Rachael Taylor as Patsy Walker, who eventually becomes the costumed super powered heroine known as Hellcat. Whether she’ll don her costume on the show, however, is yet another mystery.

What do you think about these connections with the rest of the MCU?Let me know, either in the comments below or with a tweet through that widget on the left. Better yet, like the Comic Books vs The World Facebook page, and subscribe to the official Youtube channel to keep up with all the latest on Comic Books vs The World. Keep coming back for more of Jessica Jones Month!


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