There’s a new player coming to Marvel’s “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” and she may be an iteration of one of Marvel’s top heroines.
Marvel and Netflix have announced that Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of “A.K.A. Jessica Jones” in an unspecified role on a recurring basis.
Moss is best known for playing Trinity in The Matrix trilogy, in addition to her starring turn on the CBS drama “Vegas.”
If Moss was playing a character newly created for the series then there wouldn’t be any need to hide the identity of who she is playing. Given the way that her role is described, Moss could be playing Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman, who had a very similar relationship with Jessica Jones in the Alias comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos.
Alternately, Moss could be playing a different Marvel character who could fill the Jessica Drew slot if that character is unavailable due to Sony’s Spider-Man deal. Last week, Marvel slotted Rachael Taylor to play Patsy “Trish” Walker aka Hellcat in “AKA Jessica Jones” as a substitute for Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.
David Tennant was recently announced as the main villain of “AKA Jessica Jones,” Killgrave while Mike Colter has landed the role of Luke Cage, before headlining his own Netflix original series after the 13 episodes of “AKA Jessica Jones” have premiered.
Marvel and Netflix have not yet announced a debut date for “AKA Jessica Jones,” but late 2015 or early 2016 seem like strong possibilities.