A new era is dawning for the Netflix original series from Marvel. Despite the lack of credible rumors regarding her return, many fans are hoping to see Jessica Jones make the same leap to Marvel Studios that Daredevil and Kingpin did in December 2021. Naturally, I’d love to see Kristen Ritter in the role once again, as she has done an amazing job over three seasons of Jessica Jones and the Defenders mini-series on Netflix.
Rumors circulated in 2020 that Jessica would appear in 2022 She-Hulk, but this has never been confirmed by several reliable sources. However, a new Instagram post from a hairstylist in Austin, Texas appears to show Ritter decked out like Jessica once again.
Although this is only circumstantial evidence, certain factors make it seem like more than just coincidence. First of all, by Ritter the hair has been dyed a shiny bluish-black color, just like Jessica’s hair. She also wears a black leather jacket, which is part of Jessica’s signature look. His hair is longer than in the Netflix series, which makes it hard to tell if it’s the same jacket, but it could very well be. Finally, the stylist liked a comment saying “Flawlessly beautiful Jessica Jones,” which could be seen by some as confirmation that Ritter is dressed as Jessica.
To play devil’s advocate, it is possible that Ritter Did she dress like Jessica for some other reason, like some event, or maybe she just has the same taste in jackets as Jessica? However, having all of your (long) hair dyed black for fun at an expensive salon seems like overkill to me. One might wonder why her hair is dyed in Texas if she’s presumably preparing to shoot in Atlanta, but there’s a simple explanation. Ritter filmed HBO Max love and death (featuring the MCU favorite Elizabeth Olsen) in Texas. One of the filming locations is Williamson County42 minutes from Austin by car. Ritter could have just finished love and death and opted to get her hair done in Texas before heading to Atlanta to film a Marvel Studios production.
There are currently several MCU projects filming at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. I’ll go ahead and assume that Jessica Jones won’t appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Where Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. This leaves Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and possible recoveries for She-Hulk and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniawhile night werewolf and Echo are gearing up to shoot in Atlanta in March and April, respectively. If Jessica Jones is back, I’d expect to see her in a grounded project like She-Hulkwhich is rumored to feature Daredevil, or Echo, where he is also supposed to appear. After all, Matt and Jessica had one hell of a Netflix friendship. Defenders!
With all the Defenders-Disney+ tie-in shows on March 16, what was once a dream now seems like a very real possibility. In December 2021, Charlie Cox reprized his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Coming Home. It was soon followed by Vincent D’Onofriois ruthless kingpin in Hawk Eyeand this new evidence suggests a return for Kristen Ritterit’s Jessica Jones too.
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