"God didn't do this. The devil did."
The titular Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) utters this line in the trailer for Netflix’s next superhero series
and, seeing as the show follows in the footsteps of Marvel’s Daredevil
, you might think this is a reference to the Man Without Fear himself. We have a feeling she’s referring to someone much more sinister. (More on that in a minute.)
First, watch the just-released trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the second of The Defenders series. It’s violent and badass and scary and funny. Basically, it’s everything we wanted it to be
Our initial thoughts? This might be even darker than Daredevil, which heretofore was the darkest and grittiest corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet.
“When we first started talking about Daredevil
, we promised that we were telling a story that was first a crime drama,” Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb, previously told ET
. “This is more of a psychological thriller.” The trailer is so chock full of death that we’re inclined to believe him.
Gave us chills. It’s at the hands of Kilgrave (played by David Tennant), who we only see a quick glimpse of at the very end, but whose terrifying mind control powers are on display throughout.
We didn’t think it would be possible to top Kingpin, but Tennant’s Purple Man might become the best Marvel villain yet.
As for Jessica, it certainly looks like she’s going to kick a lot of ass.
After watching Daredevil duke it out with fists and ninja moves, it’s fun to see some real superpowers. While there’s no sign of Jessica in her supersuit
in the trailer, we do see her fight off thugs, stop a moving car, and fly.
And, despite the doom and gloom, she’ll surely have the best one-liners.
Oh, and Jessica and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) together looks hooooot.
Welcome to Marvel After Dark. This ain't your parents Avengers.
All 13 episodes of Marvel’s Jessica Jones premiere on Netflix on Nov. 20. In the meantime, go behind the scenes on the first season of Daredevil: