David Tennant will forever be associated with his role as the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who, but he’s already added several memorable performances to his resume in the years since he left the TARDIS. He was the best part of the Fright Night remake, and he played the lead in both the British original and American version of the same show (Broadchurch, resurrected on Fox as Gracepoint). Now he’s checking another huge item off his bucket list: he’s joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and in a very un-Doctor-like role.
Marvel has announced that Tennant will be joining A.K.A. Jessica Jones, the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series starring Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter. Ritter is playing the titular lead, a former superhero turned private eye, and Colter will romance Jones as Luke Cage before stepping into his own Netflix series later. So who is Tennant going to be? He’ll be playing Zebediah Killgrave, a.k.a. the Purple Man. And if you read Brian Michael Bendis’ Alias run, on which the show is based, there’s a good chance you just involuntarily muttered, “Holy shit!”