Just when I think Marvel and Netflix have given us all their worth, they release a mindblowing announcement that proves the contrary. This once again happened yesterday morning, as following the announcement that all thirteen installments of Marvel’s Daredevil will be released April 10th, they announce the casting of a villain to feature in Marvel’s A.K.A Jessica Jones.

The villain in question is Kilgrave, an enigmatic character from Jessica’s past, whose return causes a “shockwave through” Jessica’s world. The character is probably better know to comic fans as The Purple Man, and since his introduction in Daredevil #4, he’s been a staple part of the Marvel Universe, causing trouble for several different characters over the years. This is worthy news in and of itself, but the best is yet to come, as playing this villainous foe is none other than former Doctor Who star David Tennant.


I’ll let that news settle a bit, as having generated so many fans between Doctor Who, Broadchurch, and other shows/films, this is bound to make many a fanboy happy. I for one know that I am, as having found his tenure as the Tenth Doctor, as well as his acting skills in general, nothing short of amazing, I’m sure that he’ll blow the minds of anyone watching A.K.A. Jessica Jones (whether they’re a fan of his or not). Despite playing fan favourites, Tennant also is no stranger to playing villains, as having seen his performance as the crazy Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I’m sure he’ll do an astonishing job as Kilgrave.

Talking about Tennant’s casting, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg had this to say:

“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.”


Additionally Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb had this to say:

“Anyone familiar with David’s work knows he brings an incredible level of dedication to any role he inhabits, a level we knew we would need from the man playing Kilgrave. While most know him for his roles as a hero, we can’t wait to unleash a whole new side of this talented actor.”

But what do you my fellow fanboys and fangirls think? Is the former Doctor the best choice for this villainous foe? Or will fans be disappointed to see one of their favourite heroes turn rogue?

Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: Marvel