Out of all of the Defenders, Jessica Jones was the one who was least interested in “super-vigilante shit,” but if the newly released Season 2 trailer is anything to by, the hero life isn’t done with her. And, even though Daredevil and Co. are sitting this one out, Jessica might not be alone.
The trailer, which dropped on Wednesday morning shortly after Fox unleashed a new Deadpool 2 teaser, hints at a whole bunch of intrigue involving Jessica’s powers. Looks like the bulk of the season will be dedicated to finding out who did this to her — and what, exactly, they did. Jessica, played once again by Krysten Ritter, is a sulky as ever, but she might not be able to go at this one alone.
“Jessica might not want a sidekick, but she needs one,” her adoptive sister and confidant Patsy Walker (Rachael Taylor) says in a voiceover. This line has fans excited because, in the comics, Patsy is the superhero Hellcat. Season 1 showed that Patsy has some pretty good martial arts training, but even if it seems like she’ll be more involved on the streets in the sophomore season, you probably shouldn’t hold your breath for Patsy to bust out the yellow catsuit from the comics. The Netflix shows — and Jessica Jones especially — aren’t much for costumes. Still, Looks like we might see Hellcat in action, if not necessarily in name.
The trailer also contains a brief shout-out to the wider MCU, as a little kid asks Jessica if she knows Captain America. She doesn’t respond, but the answer is almost certainly no. Marvel TV and movies are going to crossover anytime soon, based on everything we know. Heck — Jessica hasn’t even seen Avengers Tower.
The teaser ends with an ominous purple light and some Joker-esque clapping. Clearly, Killgrave, Jessica’s former abuser and Season 1 villain, isn’t as dead as we thought he was — or else he’s still in her mind. There have been pictures of Killgrave actor David Tennant on the set, so this isn’t new, but it’s bad news for Jessica, who appears to still be haunted by Killgrave.
Season 2 of Jessica Jones hits Netflix on March 8.