Now that she has defeated and killed her tormentor Kilgrave (David Tennant), Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is ready to face other comic villains in Season 2. Recently, Leah Gibson from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse joined the award-winning superhero series on Netflix and fans suspect that she will play the role of a popular Daredevil antagonist.
The Purple Man might be dead, but the story of Jessica Jones is not over yet. Later this year, she will team-up with fellow New Yorkers Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) to face The Hand and to save their city. In Season 2, it looks like she will be facing another supervillain.
On Tuesday, Variety reported that Gibson has been cast as Ingrid, a young woman who was educated as a nurse. She is book smart as well as street smart.
Not much is known about the new character aside from the brief description above, but fans suspect that this seemingly innocent new addition to the cast has a pretty devious history in comic books. Fans are suspecting that Ingrid will eventually be introduced as long-time Daredevil adversary Typhoid Mary.
It was the mention of her education that led people to believe that her character is based on Mary Alice Walker, the woman who will eventually become Typhoid Mary.
In the comics, Mary was a young woman with a dissociative identity disorder. She has three other personalities: Mary who was quite timid; the adventurous, lustful and violent Typhoid Mary; and Bloody Mary, the self that was sadistic and hates all men. Aside from her mental disorder, the villain also possesses some superhuman abilities like telekinesis and pyrokinesis powers which make her a dangerous opponent.
She first appeared in 1988 and has become one of the most popular villains of Daredevil in the comic book universe. She even had an on-and-off relationship with the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen before she suddenly disappeared to have a normal life (which did not last long).
She eventually clashed with Jessica Jones and her husband Luke Cage when she targeted Daredevil’s secret identity, Matt Murdock. In the end, she lost and was imprisoned in a maximum security facility for supervillains called raft.
But while Typhoid Mary is a known Daredevil adversary, her appearance in Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 makes more sense. After all, Marvel’s Daredevil has managed to keep a more realistic tone compared to other television and big screen properties of Marvel. Hopefully, however, Typhoid Mary can pave the way for Matt Murdock to once again cross paths with Jessica Jones after they teamed up in Marvel’s The Defenders.
Jessica Jones’ Other Villains
The upcoming season is going to be tough for the private investigator. If in Season 1 her main target was Kilgrave, the former Avengers will have to face two villains this time around. Based on the ending of the first season, Jessica Jones might also have to defeat Nuke, a super soldier like Captain America, but he represents the worst qualities of America.
To recall, after being under the mind control of Kilgrave, Officer Will Simpson (Wil Traval) took a super soldier serum that made him more violent and led him to attack his new girlfriend, Trish Walker (Rachel Taylor), and Jessica Jones.
Will is yet to be defeated and will likely officially transform into a Marvel supervillain by the time Season 2 rolls around. Netflix is yet to announce an exact premiere date, but all 13 episodes of Marvel’s Jessica Jones will be released online some time in 2018. In the meantime, catch Ritter in Marvel’s The Defenders which will premiere on Aug. 18 exclusively on Netflix.