Marvel confirmed that Krysten Ritter will be starring as Jessica Jones for its upcoming Netflix series; Ryan Reynolds will be starring for the first time in an actual good Deadpool role and Benedict Cumberbatch has officially been announced as Dr. Strange.
Cumberbatch had long been rumored as the front-runner for Dr. Strange ever since Marvel’s big reveal of its next big roll-out of films.
On the TV front, Jessica Jones is the first female to headline a TV show for Marvel and her 13-episode series will debut after “Daredevil,” starring Charlie Cox. Jessica Jones was a retired superhero who now runs Alias Private Investigations.
Mike Colter is reportedly Marvel’s choice to star as Luke Cage, Jessica’s love-interest and future husband, but he has yet to sign off. Daredevil is first out the gate for Netflix though so there’s time for him to line up for that massive Marvel paycheck.
Reynolds had the misfortune of starring as Wade Wilson in that atrocity that was “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and in a rare case of the perfect actor getting stuck in a bad movie but still getting a chance to reprise a role. Good for 20th Century Fox on realizing he was the best choice and bringing him back. Especially after the buzz from this mini-trailer.