Chances are, you're either done with Marvel's Jessica Jones, which debuted on Netflix late last night, or you're in the middle of a weekend long binge. As the show enjoys a series of positive reviews from critics and fans alike, new information is coming out about the making of the show. And it has been revealed by Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg that Jessica Jones almost introduced a second female superhero that's about to get her own solo adventure on the big screen.
Yes, speaking with IGN, Melissa Rosenberg explains that Captain Marvel almost served as a secondary character on this second Netflix Marvel series. This was when the show was still set to debut on ABC. Back then, the entire episodic drama looks quite different. Here's how she explains it.
"Back when it was at ABC Network, I did use Carol Danvers. But between then and when it ended up on Netflix, you know, the MCU shifted, and it also shifted away from the universe in the [comic] book. So in the book, the powers are very out in the open and the themes of that are about 'the other,' and in the cinematic universe that's not the mythology. So there was a lot that I had to move away from, just in terms of sheer plot, and Carol Danvers got her own movie."
In Marvel's Alias comic book series, Jessica Jones and Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) were best friends. So it made a lot of since to bring her in for this one hour adventure series. But that was long before the show became tied to the Hell's Kitchen quadology that also consists of Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist, all of which will culminate in The Defenders miniseries. Now, it's just not feasible to have Danvers make an appearance. But who knows. If Marvel's Jessica Jones continues to be the hit everyone thinks it is at the moment, and more seasons are ordered, Captain Marvel could still possibly show up as a tie in to the movie.
With Carol Danvers out of the picture, Melissa Rosenberg and her team decided to bring in Pasty Walker, who eventually becomes Hellcat. Now she is firmly set in the role of Jessica Jones' best friend. Though, in a very different way. Says Rosenberg.
"As it turned out, Patsy Walker ended up being an incredibly-a much more appropriate fit with Jessica. It was better that her best friend was not someone with powers. It actually ends up being a really great mirror for her."
What do you think? Are you glad Captain Marvel is being introduced in her own movie? Or do you think she would have fit into this world a little better? Let us known in the comments below. We're done here, you can go back to binging Marvel's Jessica Jones like a mad person!