Snag limited edition posters from your favorite shows at Marvel booth #1354!

Hello Marvelites! Marvel Television is storming into New York Comic-Con this week Thursday, October 5 to Sunday, October 8, in full force, bringing brand new series, including “Marvel’s Runaways” and “The Gifted;” and returning with an all-time fan favorite, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” and its hugely popular Marvel Animation panel!

The Marvel Booth #1354 will host an incredible line-up of talent, awesome giveaways, exclusive authograph signing sessions; not to mention that Lockjaw, everyone’s favorite 2,000-pound teleporting Bulldog from “Marvel’s Inhumans” will be at the booth for photo-ops throughout the weekend! Convention goers, don’t forget to snag limited edition posters from your favorite shows including, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (art by Stonehouse), “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (art by Joe Quesada), “Marvel’s Runaways” (art by Adrian Alphona, Craig Yeung and Christina Strain), and “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” (art by Elizabeth Torque). Check out the gallery above!

If that wasn’t enough, head outside of the Javits Center to the Freeform activation zone, where “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” will be offering up a unique fan experience from the highly-anticipated series.

Below is Marvel Television’s full schedule:

Friday, October 6

Marvel’s Runaways

Javits Convention Center Main Stage – 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM

“Marvel’s Runaways” makes a fresh landing in New York as Jeph Loeb, joins the stellar cast and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to let you in on some of the secrets and mysteries of the highly-anticipated, new Hulu Original Series, “Marvel’s Runaways.” You won’t want to miss this fun-filled panel featuring exclusive footage. And be sure to catch Season One of “Marvel’s Runaways” when it premieres on Hulu, November 21, 2017.

Saturday, October 7

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Theater at Madison Square Garden – 2:00 PM- 3:15 PM

Join Jeph Loeb, in celebrating Season Five of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” with the entire cast as they come together to Madison Square Garden, for the very first time, with an action-packed panel, Q&A and never-before-seen footage. This is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Sunday, October 8

MARVEL ANIMATION PRESENTS

Room 1A06 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cort Lane (Marvel’s SVP Animation & Family Entertainment) and a super team-up of Marvel talent share surprise reveals and exclusive announcements you won’t want to miss! Lane will also preview development work on their landmark new series – “Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther Quest.” Plus, never-before-seen footage from the animated series “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” (even previewing Season 3, Mission: Breakout!).

THE GIFTED

Javits Convention Center Main Stage,  2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, “The Gifted” tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.  Executive-produced by Matt Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and Len Wiseman. Join series stars and producers for an exclusive first-look of the second episode from the fall’s critically acclaimed new family adventure series which will air Mondays on FOX.

MARVEL TELEVISION AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE:

Please note that signings are ticketed events and passes will be available on a first-come, first-served lottery basis beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 at the Marvel Booth #1354.

Saturday, October 7

12:30 PM – Marvel’s Runaways Signing Event

5:00 PM – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Signing Event

Sunday, October 8

10:30 AM – The Gifted Signing Event

Join the conversation using #MarvelNYCC. Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all the breaking news from Marvel Television at New York Comic-Con. Follow @Marvel on Twitter and “like” Marvel on Facebook for minute-by-minute updates on all things in the MCU.

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Take a look at Tennant on the 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' set with Krysten Ritter!

As seen in the “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” Season 2 set photo above, Kilgrave, played by David Tennant, will appear to torment Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, once more. In what capacity, you’ll just have to wait and see!

In need of a refresher of the super powered private investigator Jessica Jones and the mind-controlling villain Kilgrave, all 13-episodes of the first season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” are now streaming on Netflix.

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is Executive Produced by Melissa Rosenberg (“Twilight,” “Dexter”) and Raelle Tucker (“The Returned,” “True Blood”), along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”), and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”).

Keep your eyes right here on Marvel.com, follow @JessicaJones on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

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The 'Power' star to appear on the second season of the Netflix original series

The ‘Power’ star J.R. Ramirez has been cast as a series regular in Season 2 of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”

J.R. Ramirez plays Oscar, a devoted single father who moves into Jessica’s building as the new superintendent. While his young son becomes enamored with Jessica and her powers, Oscar keeps his distance, worrying about the trouble that follows people like her.

“J.R. is an incredible addition to our cast, bringing complex and subtle emotion and humor,” said “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” series Creator and Executive Producer, Melissa Rosenberg. “He exudes warmth, edge and intelligence, and blends perfectly with our tone.”

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The Golden Globe®-winning actress will star as an undisclosed character

Marvel Television and Netflix announced today that Golden Globe® winner and two-time Academy Award® nominated actress, Janet McTeer (“Tumbleweeds,” “Albert Nobbs,” “Me Before You”), will join the cast of the sophomore season of the Peabody® and Emmy® Award-winning, “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.” McTeer will play an undisclosed character who will have an enormous impact on Jessica’s life. All 13-episodes of the first season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” are now streaming on Netflix.

“We are so fortunate to have an actress of Janet’s talent and stature join what is already an incredible cast,” said Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb. “Our second season of ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ aims to capture what audiences loved about our first, and Janet will be key to achieving that goal.”

“We couldn’t possibly be more excited to work with Ms. McTeer for our second season,” said “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” series Creator and Executive Producer, Melissa Rosenberg. Her gravitas and authenticity are the perfect ingredients for all we’re trying to create this year. She disappears into roles, gives her characters extraordinary dimension and depth. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to collaborate with her.”

“Janet McTeer is the consummate actor, slipping seamlessly into each character she brings to life,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of original content at Netflix. “We’re thrilled to have her join the outstanding cast, led by the fearless Krysten Ritter.”

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is Executive Produced by Melissa Rosenberg (“Twilight,” “Dexter”) and Raelle Tucker (“The Returned,” “True Blood”), along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”), and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”).

Keep your eyes right here on Marvel.com, follow @JessicaJones on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

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'Marvel's Jessica Jones' wins for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music at the Creative Arts Emmys!

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” continues to pick up awards, earning Marvel Television its very first Emmy!

Congratulations to Sean Callery for his win in the category of Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music at the Creative Arts Emmys! The latest win follows a Peabody Award for “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and a Hugo award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Watch the opening sequence again below, then experience it all again with “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” now streaming only on Netflix.

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Get the original score composed by Emmy-winner Sean Callery!

Marvel Music releases the digital soundtrack for “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” today, June 3, 2016. Emmy Award®-winner Sean Callery (“Homeland,” “24” and “Bones”) composed the music for the series.

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” now streaming only on Netflix, tells the story of Jessica Jones who, after a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

The series stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Patricia “Trish” Walker, and Carrie-Anne Moss. “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (“Twilight”, “Dexter”) and Liz Friedman (“Elementary”), along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television. “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” track list follows:

  1. “Jessica Jones Main Title”
  2. “Then There’s the Matter of You”
  3. “Fire Escape Night Shift”
  4. “Alias Investigations”
  5. “Fight at Luke’s Bar”
  6. “Nurse Jessica”
  7. “Rescuing Hope from the Hotel Bed”
  8. “Kidnapping Kilgrave”
  9. “Sleepover at Luke’s”
  10. “Jessica on the Move”
  11. “Cockroach”
  12. “Luke’s Revenge on the Bus Driver”
  13. “Elevator Massacre”
  14. “Looking for Kilgrave-Bus Accident Vision”
  15. “Hospital Cat and Mouse”
  16. “Gift from Trish”
  17. “Kilgrave Escapes His Glass Prison”
  18. “Tailing Malcolm”
  19. “Jessica Confesses to Luke”
  20. “Restaurant Flashback”
  21. “Jones-Cage Match”
  22. “Final Justice for the Purple Man”
  23. “Maybe It’s Enough the World Thinks I’m a Hero”

Season One of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” Rated TV-MA, is now available streaming only on NETFLIX. The series’ second season is upcoming on NETFLIX.  “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” Season One digital soundtrack is now available at digital retailers and streaming services. For more information, stay tuned to Marvel.com, @MarvelMusicInc on Twitter, and the official site for “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” for all the updates, plus follow @JessicaJones on Twitter and like the official Facebook page.

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Congratulations to the cast, writers, and producers on the prestigious honor!

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” has walked away a winner in the 75th Annual Peabody Awards! Earning its prize in the Entertainment category, the first time Marvel has won the prestigious award.

Held every year to celebrate the best in broadcast entertainment, news, and education, the Peabody Awards represent the best each form has to offer.

“We are all so tremendously grateful. Starting with Melissa Rosenberg, our incredible writers and producers, Krysten Ritter and David Tennant and our wonderful cast, the talented crew and everyone at Marvel Television, Netflix and ABC Studios, this show was a gigantic effort on everyone’s part and to be recognized in such a prestigious way is breathtaking,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb. “Thank you!”

“The Peabody Awards celebrate the art and importance of storytelling, and we are immensely honored that the care and passion we brought to the telling of ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ has resonated with so many others,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg. “We are so proud to be recognized in this way.”

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” now streaming only on Netflix, tells the story of Jessica Jones who, after a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

On behalf of Marvel, we’d like to congratulate the immensely-talented cast, producers and writers of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and our partners at Netflix and ABC Studios on this incredible honor!

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The actress reveals her thoughts on the lawyer's redemption in 'Marvel's Jessica Jones,' streaming now only on Netflix!

Viewers witnessed the multiple layers of lawyer Jeri Hogarth in Season 1 of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” but actress Carrie-Anne Moss seemed as surprised as anyone when learning where Jeri ended up by the last episode, though she seemed to take it all in stride.

“I didn’t know anything,” she says when asked about the darker layers of Jeri. “I had no idea where she was going to go. I feel like she ended kind of humbled. She went through the darkness. She paid the price for the way she was living her life. She was humbled in the end, had some retribution [put on her].”

When the subject of Jeri possibly learning or not learning her lesson after her ordeal in the show, Moss believes that either way could be fun.

“It’s up to [the writers],” she notes. “Probably the more interesting choice would be that she hasn’t learned a lot, because it’d be interesting to play that. I trust the writers and I trust they will create something great for me [in Season 2].”

Does Moss ultimately see her character as a more selfish person than anything?

“She’s all about her own needs,” she says. “And her sexual needs. She’s willing to sacrifice everything in her life for this young woman she’s hot and heavy for. But it all ties into her sense of power, that she’s so used to doing things the way she wants and taking what she wants to take, and that she could use Kilgrave.

“I’m not sure she believed he had that power until it happens to her. How could you really believe that? No one really believes that until they’ve been affected by his power, his manipulation. She just really felt like she was above anyone else and that no one could touch her. She was used to living her life like that. And then she pays the price. She pays the ultimate price. People die because of the choices she makes – her selfishness kills people and she has to live with that.”

That power and sexuality stand as a link that defines the lawyer, Moss believes, as well as what she calls a “mid-life deal.”

“Which sounds so clichéd,” she admits, “But Jeri’s willing to destroy her life as she knows it in order to have something new. We see it all the time; people do that. I often thought during the shooting that maybe she’d get back together with her wife. ‘Oh God, is this really what she’s going to do?’ But I think it comes across [on screen] that it’s her sexuality, her need for this young woman, but I think it’s about power. With her wife it was a lot of years in, but [now] she feels alive.”

That power may also affect her view of Jessica Jones, the series main character.

“I never felt Jeri ever felt threatened [by Jessica],” muses Moss. “She felt equal. [There were] a few moments when she saw Jessica’s strength that were ‘Whoa!’ but I don’t think Jeri gets in a room with anybody and doesn’t feel like she can’t take them down. And that includes Jessica Jones. I love their scenes together because they really did meet each other. And I think it was fun to see that. Jeri was the only one, other than Kilgrave, that was a totally different dynamic [for Jessica]. With Jeri and Jessica, it’s toe-to-toe; neither of them was backing down.”

By the end of Season 1, Jeri stepped up and helped Jessica, though before that it only happened when she needed something. Does Moss agree with that assessment?

“Jessica gives Jeri that gift, yes,” she admits. “Jessica says, ‘Okay, sh*thead, you want to feel better about yourself? Get over it.’ She gives her that and then I think Jeri ends up taking it to another level, by then defending Jessica in a way. That’s the gift that Jeri gets. She walks out of Season 1 knowing that she really messed up, but she also did the right thing.”

One may wonder if Jeri’s redeemed herself in Moss’ eyes.

“A little bit,” she says. “But I don’t think you can [completely] redeem to the extreme of what she did. I think a part of it was eased by that action that she took.

“I felt like it was just her doing the right thing. Who knows who she’s going to be in the next moment, because I don’t know. And I think that’s exciting. People do normally revert back to their old ways, but that fact is that she did the right thing. She’s good. She’s a really good lawyer and she knows she’s powerful and she’s smart. She did the right thing; it was the only thing she could do, really.”

Watch “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” Season 1 now streaming only on Netflix!

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The character's past guides her future in a new interview for 'Marvel's Jessica Jones,' streaming now on Netflix!

It’s Patsy! Or it’s Trish Walker, whichever you prefer, though you can’t deny that no matter the name, Rachael Taylor kicked butts and took names in “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” as Jessica’s foster sister and best friend in the show’s debut season.

We checked in with Ms. Taylor to see what’s on her mind about her character as she prepares for Season 2 of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”

Marvel.com: Rachael, what things about Trish are you interested in exploring more of in a second season?

Rachael Taylor:
Even though there was plenty of meat on the bone in the first season, I actually think we’ve only just scratched the surface in terms of what we could potentially explore with Trish Walker. I think one of the things that sits right under the surface in the first season is this, not maliciousness, but certainly an envy for Jessica’s super powered abilities. Her giftedness, as we call it in the series. I think there is a very ambitious side to Trish and I wonder how it could continue into a second season and what that would mean.

I also think it was only by the end of the first season that we got to see some of the darker undercurrents to Trish’s backstory. And of course, there was that genius invention of [series creator] Melissa Rosenberg to thread the Marvel comic book universe lineage of Patsy Walker into this universe, when she was a child star. I think that was very, very clever, and that’s another untapped resource that we touched on in the first season but I really think we could expand upon it.

Marvel.com: And given that she was the one that created the Jewel costume and was trying to convince Jessica to wear it, how willing do you think Trish’d be to actually create the Hellcat yellow and blue costume?

Rachael Taylor: I don’t know. I think this is, again, the genius of Melissa Rosenberg, that she’s created characters that are never one thing. So, on one hand, Jessica says [to Trish] in the script, “What else could you possibly want? You’re beautiful, you have money, you have a talk show,” and Trish’s like, “To save the world, of course.” And she means it, from the truest place that any character could possibly mean it. But then I also think there’s this incredible damage to Trish as a result of her history as a child star and a result of her own abuse at the hands of her mother. And that’s part of the fabric of our show and what Melissa has explored in the first season, is abuse in varying iterations.

In the case of Jessica and Kilgrave, [Jeri Hogarth] has her own perspective on it, my character has her own perspective of it, but whether the characters have been “Kilgraved” or not, they all chime in on the subject matter of abuse, be it psychological, physical, or sexual. And I wonder what that means for Trish. On one hand, I think there is this very earnest desire to save the world, to be a hero, to make it right. But on the other hand, I think there’s been a cumulative damage to her as a result of being a celebrity when she was a child. So I wonder how she would actually take on that [super hero] mantle, if that became part of the story.

Marvel.com: How does the abuse Trish suffered as a child possibly color her understanding of what’s happened to Jess and allow her to forgive what Jess had to do in order to cope with everything?

Rachael Taylor:
The thing that Trish has to forgive is that Jess abandoned her, even if it was for an unimaginably terrible and traumatic reason, [for] what happened with Kilgrave. I think Jessica is really the only person that Trish has been able to truly rely on and the only person that has stood up for her true self. I looked into a bunch of child stars when I was preparing the character and I think that the main source of damage comes from feeling that they’re loved for what they do and not who they are. The maternal/paternal or familial love or any kind of love is dependant on them being successful, making money, being sparkly, being famous, whatever the thing is. And with child athletes as well, it’s dependent on the win, it’s dependent on them succeeding in the game.

I think Jess was the first person to not care about the exterior parts of Patsy Walker or Trish Walker. She was the first person to see her for who she really was and a lot of what goes on for Trish is, ironically, about control as well. Ironic, because that’s part of the fabric of the show as well. I think Trish is very invested in trying to control potentially harmful elements in her life. She has a state of the art home security system, she’s doing Krav Maga, she’s very selective with the people she has in her life, she has the security detail. Even that she’s on radio and not on television, that seems very curated to me, that she can contribute to the world in a meaningful way and give voices to women and voices to real people. Because I think that’s something she would really like to do, but she does it in a way that’s one step removed from maybe having your own talk show.

Marvel.com: It’s also very intriguing that Trish allows Will Simpson [Wil Traval] in after that very traumatic first encounter with him…

Rachael Taylor: She has a blind spot when it comes to Jessica, and because Will assaulted Trish when he was Kilgraved, that’s such a blind spot for Trish. She has such tenderness in that domain because Jessica was Kilgraved and she knows how damaging it was to Jessica. And I do think there’s a little bit of codependency, a little shred in there, by getting closer to Will and helping Will and helping repair Will, she can salvage the fact that she truly wasn’t there for Jessica – whether Jessica cut her out or didn’t allow her to be is kind of a moot point.

The end result is that Trish wasn’t allowed to be there in the way that Jessica was there for Trish and I think because Will was Kilgraved, Trish walked right into that. She walked right into that relationship because it was a proxy for her friendship with Jessica in a way. I could always understand that. What’s a good “as if”? A good “as if” is, if your best friend in the world was a heroin addict and then you met someone who also was a heroin addict, you would feel a kind of kinship there. You would feel more kindly toward them because of your experience. I think she could understand Will, which is very dangerous. It was not the right choice for her, but I think that was her justification of it.

Marvel.com: After she takes the pills to amp up, and there’s a moment where you see her relish that to a certain degree, at least initially. Do you think there’s a point where she almost understands Will a little too much? Is that a hint of that darker undercurrent that you’re talking about?

Rachael Taylor: I think so. I don’t think Trish wants to be powerful to anybody’s detriment, certainly not Jessica’s, because I do think one of the core elements of the series and of the first season and why I wanted to do the project was the friendship between Trish and Jessica is an anchoring element for the show. It’s grounded; it’s the one genuinely warm and intact, positive piece of the show. And that was something that Krysten [Ritter] and I really wanted to do; we wanted to keep that friendship as a safe space for the two women, which I think is impressive that it exists there as an element in the show because it’s a dark series. And I think to have that one surviving relationship of humanity is really important.

Underneath all of it, there’s a part of Trish that is very covetous of what Jessica can do and very frustrated that in Trish’s eyes, Jessica somewhat squanders her gifts to a certain extent. Aside from the fact that she’s very damaged, she’s a reluctant super hero, which is part of what makes her such a lovable character. She’s post-super hero, in a way, and I think Trish would much more be the Captain America version of a super hero, fully embraced, fully realized. She has that very clean, All-American streak. I do think that twists in some really dark ways and I think when she takes the pills, we get the first glimpse of how badly Trish really wants some of the things that her friends have.

Marvel.com: And that’s interesting too because Trish is the one who brings out the Jewel costume – she’s the one encouraging Jessica into that super hero world.

Rachael Taylor: And she’s her mother’s daughter, too. We get our habits from our parents. She grew up in a household that was like, “Come on, Patsy. Don’t eat that pizza. You have to do this. You’ve gotta build your brand.” There’s also the very realistic element which is, outside of the super hero world or outside of the implications of being a super hero, that we learn from our parents. I do think there’s little codependent streaks between Trish and Jessica. There are parts of Trish as well that wants to control Jessica, a little bit.

And just touched upon in the first season, very under the surface, Trish absolutely inserts herself in this story. Jessica just comes to her for help and Trish shows back up with the “Alias Investigations” door in the beginning and checks in and gets involved and rents a van and puts on an outfit and really inserts herself in this conflict. I think there’s a part of Trish that A) Doesn’t want to be left behind and B) wants to try to save Jessica, not unlike when her mother thought she was doing the right thing for Trish, so that’s kind of interesting, too. It’s complicated. It’s really complicated.

Marvel.com: If she had the abilities, what would the Trish Walker iteration of being the Captain America type super hero look like?

Rachael Taylor: Well, I’m not sure, because there are all these compounding and compacting elements [because] she is a victim of child trauma. She used to be a celebrity [and now] she has tremendous outreach in terms of her voice. There’s a whole bunch of potential ways she could seed it with her radio station, and that she has friends like Jessica that are super heroes that have taken a very different path. I don’t know exactly what it would look like for her.

What I love about the show and all of the characters in it is none of the characters are just one thing. And there’s this brilliant little wink by Melissa Rosenberg that all of the characters have an alias. They all have the thing that they present to the world and the thing that they really are. And sometimes more than one alias, they have more than one “A.K.A.” And I think Trish has a number of them. I think there is a part of her that is alpha that actually, if she had the kind of abilities that Jessica had, she would probably be President of the United States in that world or the equivalent. She would take it as far as she could because she has that in her.

Marvel.com: So is this your formal announcement that Trish will be running for President in Season 2?

Rachael Taylor:
That would be amazing. That would be incredible, but I also think there’s another version of it where Trish having the powers that Jessica has could really unravel here. She’s taken a step back from public life; she’s done a lot of work on herself. She’s been in expensive therapy, she has an apartment with like seventeen codes that you have to – you know there actually is a code on the set of the Trish Walker apartment set?

Marvel.com: Really?

Rachael Taylor: It’s only matched to my thumbprints. So, if the art department wants to open the door, I have to be like, “Okay, I’m coming.” It’s kind of amazing, all these little tricks that make the world so fascinating and also make the world so real. These little elements that bleed onto the screen. I welcome whatever twists and turns Trish takes. I think there are a number of them and I think they might surprise you and me. I have no idea what they are and I believe they could go completely left of field.

There’s a part of Trish that really enjoys being the silent support network. I think she really loves that. I think that’s enough for her, certainly in the first season though, she really wants to see Jessica thrive and heal and make it right and recover. And I think she absolutely means it. And then there’s the other potential reading of the radio show and playing the best best-friend ever that is about her setting herself up to kind of eventually get back in the spotlight, whatever that means. I think both are true. I think that’s very real and people are very often more than one thing or both at the same time.

There are a lot of contradictions in all of the characters in “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.” And Trish’s main contradiction, I think, is that she’s very pure of heart but she has a kind of unholy ambition right under the surface. She’ll take that pill, she’ll fight back against her ex-boyfriend, she’ll entangle herself with someone who is dangerous from the outset. Will Simpson is dangerous from the outset with Trish but she’ll entangle herself with him because, well, she’s got a blind spot because he was Kilgraved but also maybe that’s going to get her closer into the drama that’ll entangle her a little bit further. There’s a bunch of different dynamics going on.

Marvel.com: That blind spot for Will, do you think that still exists after everything that happened in the first season?

Rachael Taylor: Kind of, but that’s just my opinion. I have no idea where it goes. I don’t think that blind spot would be something that’s completely closed. I think he could show back up and Trish has that, that’s her Achilles heel. She wants to make it right.

Marvel.com: And she wasn’t able to save him.


Rachael Taylor:
Yes.

Marvel.com: If she used him as a proxy for not being able to save Jessica, but by the end of the season, she has saved Jess but she wasn’t able to save Will, would it seem like the roles were reversed?

Rachael Taylor: Right. You would think he would be primed to come back in some way, and also there’s this other strand that we set up in the first season and I have no idea where it goes, but Trish has started to scratch the surface on the pharmaceutical company that is responsible for Jess’s super powers. She started to get close to why she is who she is and I wonder how that could lead back to Will or what that might mean. That’s a pretty intriguing avenue to open up, and I think around the tenth episode is when her mother comes in with the kind of dangling carrot and goes, “Do you want this?”

Marvel.com: Is Trish’s desire to start scratching that and poking that bear, in your eyes is that again her trying to entangle herself?


Rachael Taylor:
Maybe – I don’t know! It could be. I think it could be about her wanting to entangle it, but I think it could be about Jessica being the person who saved Trish’s life. I think Trish would really like to do the same. I think there’s a part of her that is always gonna feel like she owes Jess. And of course, they can gussy it up with, “You can sleep in my spare room,” or “I can write you a check,” but I think Trish would really like to make a substantial gesture to Jessica than just signing a check and buying her a plane ticket, you know? We’ll see. It’s all speculation. It could go any way!

Watch the first season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” streaming now only on Netflix! Follow @JessicaJones on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

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The actor examines what's come so far in Luke Cage's story and where he'll go from here!

Eager viewers swung their gaze to actor Mike Colter during Season 1 of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” now streaming only on Netflix, and found themselves rewarded in his inhabiting the role of Luke Cage. With his own series in production and a second season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” announced, Colter’s given much thought to providing a connection for Cage between both.

“I think the groundwork for Luke’s character was laid out in very minimalist fashion in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones,’” he muses. “I think he served as a very big part of her world because she needed someone to confide in, ultimately, [but] he never overstepped his bounds because the fight that she was dealing with was primarily her own and he had to kind of let her do that for herself. But being as supportive of a partner that he could be, know[ing] he fact that she killed his wife. That puts a bit of a monkey wrench into things.

“As far as a through-line [between the two series], I feel like what you saw in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ will catapult him into moving into another part of the city, which is where ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ takes place. And the character’s still true to that character from ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones,’ but is going to be magnified and enlarged in a way that you get to see what he’s thinking and his point of view and his perspective and what he’s been dealing with that got him into the place where he is now. Even prior to that, I think we’ll also see what makes him who he is and how he got to the point before he met Jessica. Each series has done a very good job of laying the groundwork for the super heroes in flashback form or whatever, but we’ll get a lot more information about who he is and why he became who he is.”

Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage in Marvel's Jessica Jones

Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage in Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Like many actors before him who’ve taken on iconic comic characters for the screen, Colter delved into the source material for insight into Luke Cage, his life, and his motivations.

“I had to do a lot of reading,” he explains. “I’m doing the ALIAS stuff and then reading some of the [‘70s comics] just to figure out [the] backstory, who his villains were in his storyline, and how he became who he was. I think when we started with ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones,’ [we] stayed pretty close to the comics and what they pulled out of it was very nuanced characters that allowed you to keep a lot out. You didn’t say a lot but at the same time, it spoke volumes because people were drawn in trying to figure out why are they doing what they’re doing, how are they interacting?

“For instance, we had the hookup scene, me and Jessica, there was so much unsaid but at the same time, you could tell that there was something that was there. And when it’s over, [you] have these conversations, where you go, ‘Oh, that was great!’ and you start talking about what you did and how you did it, but ultimately, we didn’t talk about anything and she went her own way and that’s that. That’s kind of the awkwardness of life sometimes. You do these things and you go, ‘Whoa, I don’t know if I should have done that,’ and then you walk off and go your own separate ways. I think that’s where we, as a show, are unique, and I think that’s what’s awesome about our characters.”

The actor also sees the possibility that Cage and Jones may one day come back together as they did in the comics, but concedes that circumstances unique to television may create hurdles to that end.

“I don’t think that there’s a timetable on that,” says Colter. “I think we have to see how it goes, and the powers-that-be, I think they play a long game. I think they maybe want to get to that point, but how we’re going to get there? I don’t know. I don’t think it’s an immediate concern, how we’re going to get to the point where Jessica and Luke are happily together and have a kid. I think the trick or the fun of it is all in the journey and seeing how we deal with each other and how we also deal with the incorporation of these other super heroes that also live in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City, too.”

The question of Cage forgiving Jessica for her role in the death of his wife also remains on the table, and Colter acknowledges the dangling threads left behind from Season 1 of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” as complicating matters.

“You know, [at the end of] ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones,’ we’re a little bit at a loss,” he concedes. “We’re not sure how much of it was Luke and how much of it was Kilgrave in his apology, in his need to connect with Jessica. I, personally, would like to think that there is some way that Luke could be a bigger person, but it’s very difficult, because I can’t imagine being with a woman who had any involvement in killing my wife.

Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage in 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' for Netflix

Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ for Netflix

“It’s such a huge leap, but I think there’s always room to find your way back if it’s something that’s really, genuinely, supposed to happen. I don’t think that it’s impossible, but the fact that it’s going to be very difficult will make everyone interested in seeing how that brings itself about. Everyone’s waiting to see how that plays out.”

In some ways, the actor received a kind of trial run in “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” before moving on into his own series, something the other Marvel television leads did not.

“It was funny, because I kind of knew when we did the chemistry reads with Krysten,” Colter reveals of a “Marvel’s Luke Cage” series. “We already knew that Luke was going to have his own show, but we needed to introduce him [in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’], because it’s hard to tell the stories individually without bringing them together, and it made sense. It was a nice warm-up, because you’re not the primary character, so you’re sitting there just trying to think about your character as it pertains to the central protagonist. I liked having that. That was a very unique thing. I think it rarely happens, especially when you know you’re going to have your own show.

“Most of the time it happens, people do a show, and you go, ‘Oh, this character’s kind of unique,’ and they want to bring them forward, but here, I knew that was going to be the situation. I thought it served to make me better. I think it served to make the show better and as far as being different [between shows], it’s not that different, because I took a three week break and then came back and started filming again; that’s just what happened. And we used the same crew members–almost 90 percent of the people who filmed ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ came on to film ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage,’ so it was almost like everything stayed the same except there was no Krysten, it was just me with a lot more scenes and working almost every day.”

Thoughts of the upcoming “Marvel’s Defenders” series and interacting not only with Jessica Jones again, but also Daredevil and Iron Fist put a sparkle in Colter’s eye as he ponders the future challenges for Luke Cage.

“It’ll be interesting to see how we meet,” he says, “but [also] the interaction between all of us. We’re all individuals who were doing everything on our own: fighting crime and coming into our own, and in some regard, I’m just curious to see how we will all function and who’s going to take charge, who’s going to be driving this force of the Defenders. Ultimately, I think it’ll be a great character study on all of us trying to interact with each other without losing who we are as individuals, because we’re all very strong characters.”

But it’s “Marvel’s Luke Cage” that holds his current attention, as well as what aspects of the show he finds most exciting.

“I think what I’m excited about is the chance for fans to see this character that they’ve been waiting for,” he offers. “I’ve met so many fans along the way, over the past few months, over the past year, and their excitement has kind of been intoxicating. It spreads, and it’s one of those things that before I started the project, I felt like I really wanted to do this character justice and I would enjoying playing this character and trying to figure out who he was, but now, I feel [a weight] in a sense that the fans have so many thoughts and expectations.

“I don’t think they’re going to get everything that they want, but I think our vision is very clear of what a modern-day version of Luke Cage is in 2016 and it’s not the version, obviously, from 1972, but it’s very timely. He’s very current and I think he’s got a very clear, distinct voice for the modern generation. That’s what I’m most excited about, how they connect and jibe with what he feels. And hopefully, he can represent a lot of what they’re anticipating to be current topics and what they want to explore.”

Colter sees himself as a “journeyman actor in a sense,” in that he’s been in the business a little while and that it’s the right time for him and the right time for Marvel for him in the role.

“I think what I am specifically and uniquely able to bring to this character is the fact that I do look through the world with a global lens and I don’t really think about everything as black and white,” he notes. “When I approach this work, I look at it from the responsibility of an actor who’s trying to bring the nuanced character to form and what I think that makes it unique is the character is black but at the same time, that doesn’t define who he is. When he is thrust into the main stage, he’s not really ready for that.

“Everybody knows Luke’s a reluctant hero at best, because he’s got a lot of secrets and stuff, but I think he’s a renaissance man. He becomes better at everything as time goes on and better at being a man and better at being a super hero and taking on that responsibility.”

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