Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones: First Photos of David Tennant as Purple Man and Mike Colter as Luke Cage

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 12:22PM
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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 12:22PM
Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones: First Photos of David Tennant as Purple Man and Mike Colter as Luke Cage
With the huge buzz surrounding Marvel's Daredevil series, the expectations are going to be sky-high for AKA Jessica Jones, the next installment in the Defenders series. We're excited for it, not least as a result of its stellar casting thus far, with Breaking Bad's Krysten Ritter, Doctor Who's David Tennant, and The Matrix's Carrie-Anne Moss all on board. We haven't caught a glimpse of Moss's character yet, but photos of Ritter and Tennant as their respective characters have hit the web, as well as the first photos of Mike Colter as Luke Cage.

Here are the first photos of David Tennant as the villainous Kilgrave, aka Purple Man:





AKA Jessica Jones: First Photos of David Tennant as Purple Man and Mike Colter as Luke Cage

[Credit: Radio Times]



In the comics, the character was literally purple, but I think this purple suit was absolutely the way to go. It's a nice shout-out to fans of the comics, while making his skin purple would have looked cheesy and would have undermined the gritty, realistic tone established by Daredevil.

And here are the first photos of Mike Colter as Luke Cage, or the "Hero for Hire":



AKA Jessica Jones: First Photos of David Tennant as Purple Man and Mike Colter as Luke Cage

[Credit: Radio Times]



Luke Cage will be a co-star and love interest on AKA Jessica Jones before headlining his own series directly after. Following Daredevil, AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and then Iron Fist (who has yet to be cast), there will be a culminating Defenders miniseries with all four heroes.

And here are a couple photos of Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, but for a plethora of set photos from the show, check out Getty Images:

AKA Jessica Jones: First Photos of David Tennant as Purple Man and Mike Colter as Luke Cage

[Credit: Radio Times]



AKA Jessica Jones: First Photos of David Tennant as Purple Man and Mike Colter as Luke Cage

[Credit: Radio Times]



Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones will start streaming on Netflix late this year, while Luke Cage is set to be released sometime in 2016.
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