(Warning: mild spoilers for marvel's AKA Jessica Jones lie below. Proceed fearlessly and/or carelessly.)
That's about as far as I get to putting how good Marvel's latest Netflix series was into words. Really, if you haven't watched it yet, go watch it. Now. Damn, I'm starting to sound a little like Killgrave myself...
Anyhow, for those who have watched it, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. I finished watching the series yesterday and all of a sudden I don't quite know what to do with my spare time anymore.
Apart from post my thoughts all over the internet, that is.
My specific idea today may please a lot of fans, and it might anger a few close-minded trolls. If you are about to become one of the latter, I will inform you right now that this is a fan theory. It may be completely wrong. Happy now?
The idea that I have is to do with evil, nasty, generally-annoying-for-superheroes corporations in Marvel. We know that in the comic book world there are an absolute ton of them - Oscorp, The Ten Rings, AIM and HYDRA just to name a few... but so far, we've only seen a couple of them make it to the realms of cinema, which is (to say the least) a little disappointing.
So you can imagine my confusion when, whilst I was not-so-innocently binge watching my way through AKA Jessica Jones, I discovered Marvel had decided to bring in a seemingly completely new, unheard-of organisation - IGH.
IGH, in the series, tie into various sub-plots involving the origins of Jessica Jones (which are being slowly discovered by her friend here, Patsy Walker) and the treatment of Officer Will Simpson. They were the corporation who paid for Jess to be operated on after her childhood accident, and they were the ones responsible for giving Officer Simpson his "Nuke" pills, which led to him having extraordinary strength and, well, slightly unstable everything else.
It's also being said that these people will be the primary antagonists (bad guys) for the upcoming Luke Cage Netflix series, alongside his already-confirmed nemesis Cottonmouth. It being staged to look as though they were also the ones responsible for Luke's powers (his wife left it for him before her death to "provide answers"), but we don't know that for sure. We never got to see the rest of the contests from that dreaded yellow memory stick.
It's said that there were a "ton of experiments on other kids" and whilst "Killgrave was one of them", Jessica didn't open the other files. Unfortunately, it looks as though we might have to wait until Luke Cage comes along to find out what the experiments that IGH supposedly conducted were.
It's a clever move from Marvel, it gives them both something (if only a yellow USB stick) that will unite the two series, and time to think what else they want to put on the yellow disk drive from hell. My idea, though? That little storage device right there is the start of something much larger within the MCU - the mutants.
Now, before you lose your respective heads, give me a shot here. We all know that Marvel managed to create a loophole which allowed them to use Scarlet Witch and Quiksilver in their latest Avengers movie - two characters which are technically mutants, and should therefore be owned by FOX.
Now, when I did some digging into the comic version of the organisation known as IGH, it was slightly inconclusive. That is to say, they didn't exist. This corporation is a whole new creation by Marvel that so far has only made an appearance on-screen, and not on paper. Spooky stuff.
The only thing that I could find that was even slightly related to them on the published side of things was an evil fella called High Evolutionary, a bad guy whose idea of a good time is genetic experiments on humans, occasionally with the intent of giving them powers. Starting to see the bigger picture?
Now, in his universe, this fella is heavily tied into the creation of the Maximoff twins - AKA Scarlet Witch and Quiksilver. There were born in the town where he conducted his operations, at the base of his own citadel, and indirectly, a battle between the High Evolutionary and a demon called Chthon led to the twins gaining their powers later on in life (via High Evolutionary.) Still with me? No?
It's okay, I'll simplify it for you: There's a USB stick in AKA Jessica Jones that contains experiments on humans. The guy who does these experiments (in the comics) has created mutants.
If you want a little more detail: Marvel have used Scarlet Witch and Quiksilver in their movies via a loophole. There's a USB stick in AKA Jessica Jones that contains experiments on humans. The guy who does these experiments (in the comics) has created mutants, including Quiksilver and Scarlet Witch. therefore, the dude conducting the experiments on the USB stick could be Marvel's new loophole to creating mutants in their MCU.
Phew. Glad that's over with.
And hey, even if my theory is a long shot - it's still almost certain that that USB stick will contain the origins of some new superheroes anyway. But what do you guys think? Will that USB stick be the loophole Marvel can use to bring mutants into their MCU? Leave your thoughts in the comments, or take the poll!
Until next time guys :)