Jessica Jones casts David Tennant as Marvel supervillain

Find out which Marvel foe David Tennant will be playing in Aka Jessica Jones Netflix series.

David Tennant Jessica Jones

With DC currently winning the TV battle, Marvel are fighting back with their own raft of Netflix series. With the latest piece of casting from AKA Jessica Jones – which will follow Daredevil – it’s fair to say that they mean business.

According to an article on Marvel.com, Doctor Who star and all-round geek icon David Tennant has been confirmed in the role of Zebediah Kilgrave, aka the Purple Man, in AKA Jessica Jones, where he’ll appear alongside Krysten Ritter in the title role and Mike Colter as Luke Cage.

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David Tennant will be playing the Purple Man

Possessing powers of mind control and manipulaiton, Purple Man was first introduced as a Daredevil adversary in 1964, but was brought back in a big way in Brian Michael Bendis’s Alias run, in which he was revealed to have had a big hand in Jessica Jones’ early history.

Tennant has proven he can do creepy in Harry Potter, and with his casting the prospect of another group of Marvel TV shows has just become that bit more real – and welcome.

AKA Jessica Jones will air on Netflix later in 2015. For more on the comics that have inspired the show, pick upĀ our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!