That's right! Trinity is making her way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe by way of New York City, but will she be assisting Jessica Jones or antagonizing her?
Marvel and Netflix are playing their cards close to their chest when it comes to Carrie Anne Moss's character for A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Unlike the rest of the cast—including Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, David Tennant as Kilgrave, and Mike Colter as Luke Cage—they have not explicitly announced who Moss is playing.
In fact, they won't even confirm if she's good or evil. The statement Marvel released is purposefully vague, "Moss plays a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica...if Jessica doesn't completely alienate her first." That "could" just leaves open every possible avenue of relationship, driving people right toward the inevitable: rampant speculation! Let's do it!
Some think that Moss will be playing Jessica Drew (a.k.a. Spider-Woman), but that seems like an odd choice to me. While Drew could easily fit in with [Jessica Jones](series:1168773) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Moss just seems a little bit old for the part. Drew makes more sense as Jones's equal, and I feel like Moss is going to come across as Ritter's superior. Plus, Moss has made a career for herself playing low-key, serious women like Trinity and Natalie in Memento, and the cheerful demeanor of Jessica Drew seems like a departure.
The Wrap reports that her character's name is "Harper," a name that does not appear in the Alias comic book series on which this series will be based. So, I'm drawing a big ol' blank there. However, Marvel has made a habit of deviating from/adding to source material for their TV shows (much more than their movies), so maybe Harper (if that's really her name) is an entirely new character.
No matter who she ends up playing, this cast just keeps getting better with each glorious announcement. I was already on board with just Krysten Ritter, and then David Tennant's casting, especially as a villain, had me feeling ecstatic. Now that Carrie-Anne Moss is involved, this is becoming a full-blown event that I can't miss. I knew the Netflix and Marvel partnership was going to be good, but it's turning out to be a match made in TV heaven. Thank you, streaming gods!
Who do you think Carrie-Anne Moss will be playing in A.K.A. Jessica Jones?