Former Doctor Who star David Tennant was recently spotted on the set of Marvel and Netflix’s next superhero series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, in what looks to be his Purple Man guise. If you guys will recall, Tennant’s casting as Jessica Jones’ (Krysten Ritter) sadistic Public Enemy Number One, Zebediah Kilgrave, sent the fandom aflutter back in January. Now, we have a first look at the villainous character.
Upon casting, Kilgrave was described as "an enigmatic figure from Jessica's past" whose "reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero's world." In the Marvel comics, he was a former spy who got exposed to chemicals (sounds familiar?) that turned his skin purple and gave him the power to make people do whatever he wants. I wonder if they’ll literally go the purple skin route, or if they'll simply have him dress in purple, as seen in the pic below.
Because of Daredevil's critically acclaimed debut over the weekend, questions as to how David Tennant’s performance as Zebediah Kilgrave will compare to Vincent D’Onofrio’s powerful turn as Wilson Fisk will no doubt arise; and I can’t wait for us to see the answer to that. Here’s the series’ synopsis:
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. Starring Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), with Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Rachael Taylor (Patricia “Trish” Walker), and Carrie-Anne Moss, A.K.A Jessica Jonesis produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
Have a look at David Tennant as Zebediah Kilgrave, aka Purple Man, below, and let us know what you guys think of his overall look. Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones is set to be released on Netflix in late 2015.
(via Comic Book Movie)