Jessica Jones Gets Title Change From Disney

Disney has been criticized plenty for editing the shows that should not be edited, and now they may have done that again by renaming Jessica Jones on Disney+.

By Britta DeVore | Published

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Marvel fans and Disney+ subscribers with a hawk-eye probably noticed that when the streamer took over what was previously Netflix’s collection of MCU-based television shows something was different about Jessica Jones. Slyly adding one abbreviation changed the whole game as the series is now introduced during its opening sequence as AKA Jessica Jones. And the change has MCU fans buzzing with intrigue and excitement. 

The switch-up could have a few different meanings behind it. Prior to its time on Netflix, Jessica Jones was being developed by ABC under the name AKA Jessica Jones, so it’s possible that Disney+ was hoping to split the difference and leave the title the same on their homepage while updating it in the previously mentioned opening moments of each episode. However, this change could also point to something much bigger – the hopeful next chapter in the superheroine’s life.

New hope struck like lightning for fans of the former Sony and Netflix MCU-based shows when Matt Murdock aka Daredevil (Charlie Cox), made an appearance in the recent blockbuster smash, Spider-Man: No Way Home. After giving Tom Holland’s Peter Parker some legal advice in a short, but sweet cameo, fans of the lawyer superhero have been talking non-stop about his fate in the Marvel universe. By the sounds of it, there’s something on the way for Matt Murdock, but exactly what remains to be seen. This crack could lead to a full point of entry for shows like Jessica Jones and The Punisher to make their way back into the world.

In one of the best castings we’ve ever seen, Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter as the titular superhero. Sarcastic, driven, and a little bit emotionally unstable, Jones uses her superpowers to help as a private investigator. The hang-up is that she’s being mentally controlled by the show’s maniacal bad guy, Kilgrave (David Tennant). Throughout the series, Jones tries to unfurl Kilgrave’s plans while helping those around her face their own foes. 

Jessica Jones was just one of the members of The Defenders franchise to find herself landing a series on Netflix. She was joined by the titular characters of The Punisher, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Daredevil who each had their own show with her, and the latter three joining together for the first and only season of The Defenders. Rumors surrounding the superhero team’s return only began to swirl more when Marvel announced that everything was connected in terms of their ever-building universe. 

Meanwhile, July means that it’s time for San Diego Comic-Con which will be happening at the end of the month. A time for fans of all things Marvel and beyond to get the latest scoop on their favorite franchises, it sounds like Marvel’s head Kevin Feige has some tricks up his sleeve and will deliver the details surrounding what fans can expect from the future Marvel rollouts. While we of course hope this means information surrounding longtime characters like Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy, we’re also hoping that Feige plans to let us in on news surrounding newer projects like Moon Knight and Loki. Furthermore, we’re really anticipating that he’ll unveil more surrounding the fate of The Defenders as a whole and who we can expect to see making their return to the MCU.