Netflix May Have Its Jessica Jones And Luke Cage

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Thursday saw some big news in the Marvel world, particularly with Ryan Reynolds being named as Deadpool in an upcoming film and Benedict Cumberbatch being named as Doctor Strange.

As you may know, Netflix has a few original series from Marvel in the works, beginning with Daredevil, which is to debut in 2015.

This will be followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. These will combine as one big “epic,” and culminate in a miniseries event, The Defenders. The endeavor will stretch over multiple years, and as the announcement said, will take Netflix members “deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York.”

It appears that Marvel now has its Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Deadline is reporting:

Marvel is mum as usual, but I hear they have tapped Krysten Ritter for the lead in the company’s straight-to-series drama Jessica Jones. Ritter was one of five actresses who tested for the role. I hear it came down to her and Teresa Palmer, with both doing chemistry reads with The Following‘s Mike Colter, believed to be the choice for male lead Luke Cage.

Ritter is known for her roles on Breaking Bad and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.

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