Way before Brie Larson debuted as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, Krysten Ritter was Marvel’s leading lady in the Netflix Marvel series Jessica Jones. On March 16th, Jessica Jones, along with the rest of the Netflix Marvel shows arrived on their new streaming home. Krysten Ritter took to social media to share a rather witty response to the change for her series.
Posting on Instagram (see below) Krysten Ritter was calling out fans to rewatch Jessica Jones and mused that she is now a Disney Princess. The cheeky post has gone down well, with over one hundred and sixty thousand likes so far. The Netflix Marvel shows had a huge following and this response to Ritter’s post shows that following doesn’t appear to be waning.
Jessica Jones ran for three seasons on Netflix and sat among the ranks of fellow Marvel shows Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Defenders. Krysten Ritter’s character appeared in both Luke Cage and team-up mini-series Defenders. So, now that Krysten Ritter is a self-described Disney princess, does that mean Jessica Jones is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, both Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin have already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First, Cox appeared in Spiderman: No Way Home and D’Onofrio appeared in the Disney Plus series Hawkeye. Not only that, but reports suggest that Charlie Cox’s Daredevil character will be appearing in future MCU projects, such as She-Hulk.
It would appear then that the Defenders characters are well and truly a part of the MCU. As well as this, reports suggest that Krysten Ritter and Jessica Jones will be returning for a new series. Along with Jessica Jones, further reports state that The Punisher will also be returning with fan favourite Jon Bernthal returning as Frank Castle. This will be great news to fans of the Netflix Marvel shows, who undoubtedly would have been disheartened when they all originally came to an end following the emergence of Disney Plus.
The reported decision for Marvel Studios to continue the stories of the likes of Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones is a prudent one. Series format storytelling is working wonders for Disney Plus so far, with Wandavision, Falcon & Winter Soldier, Loki, What-If and Hawkeye going down very well with fans. If the addition of a Jessica Jones and Punisher series is true, then the future slate of Marvel Disney Plus projects remains full to the brim. A Ms Marvel trailer recently dropped and the aforementioned She-Hulk is on its way this year as well. Before all of this happens on the streaming service, Oscar Issac will make his MCU bow when Moon Knight airs on March 30th. Secret Invasion will round out the year for Marvel on Disney Plus as Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury bursts back onto the scene.
Beyond all these scheduled projects, Disney Plus has several other Marvel projects in the pipeline as well. From a second Loki series to the likes of Ironheart and Armour Wars. That means if the likes of Punisher and newfound Disney Princess Jessica Jones are set to join the MCU with new material, don’t expect them for a few years yet. If and when it does happen, it’s clear many will flock to watch Krysten Ritter make a return.