When it was announced that Krysten Ritter had been cast in the role of Jessica Jones for the Marvel and Netflix series, there were some fans who felt that the casting was a little off and that it would not work as well as they were hoping. However, following the success of the first season of Jessica Jones, these fans were won over and left screaming for more.
Krysten Ritter has now opened up about the success of Jessica Jones, admitting that she is proud that her show has opened the door and is leading the way for other female superheroes to get their own solo projects. Krysten says that people are putting the past failures behind them and are now looking towards a successful future.
During a recent interview, Ritter explained, "I’ve felt a responsibility in a lot of ways to carry this show and do this character justice. Like I said, I hadn’t seen a character like this portrayed before and I wanted to it justice so that more will follow. They haven’t really made a lot of female superhero movies, and they’re always quoting the failures of Elektra and Catwoman, two movies from forever ago."
She added, "I’ve never seen Elektra or Catwoman but I would just hear about [them] a lot when originally prepping for the show. People would talk about no one watching female superhero movies, because of these two, and those movies are very old. We haven’t tried. We haven’t tried enough to say that female superhero movies haven’t worked. Supergirl came out this year and also Jessica Jones. People are eating it up, and obviously there’s an appetite for it."
Jessica Jones season two is expected to arrive to Netflix in 2017, while we are also expecting to see Krysten Ritter appearing in other Marvel shows such as Luke Cage, and The Defenders. We cannot wait!