Genius Marvel Theory is the perfect way to bring Jessica Jones to the MCU

With Marvel’s Netflix TV shows now on Disney+ and Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil appearing in Spider-Man: No Coming Homefans are hoping the rest of the Defenders will also become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point – and there’s already a perfect opportunity to bring Jessica Jones in one of the MCU TV shows. With the Infinity Saga now over, the MCU continues its expansion with its highly anticipated Phase 4, which unlike previous phases spans movies and TV shows, with the latter connecting directly to the premieres. This new phase also explores new events and concepts, the biggest so far being the multiverse, which opens up a variety of possibilities.


The multiverse was explored more deeply in Spider-Man: No Coming Homein which Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) accidentally opened the gates of the multiverse, allowing villains from the past Spider Man movies to cross over to the MCU as well as the two previous big screen versions of Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield). Before the multiverse mayhem occurs, No coming home had another surprise for fans, as it brought back Netflix’s Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock daredevil TV series, officially making it part of the MCU.

Related: Daredevil & The Defenders Complete Timeline: Which Order To Watch

In addition to Murdock’s appearance in No coming homethe TV series Hawk Eye brought his nemesis, Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), to the MCU, making viewers wonder about the potential addition of the rest of the Defenders: Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. With Disney picking up the license for Netflix Marvel TV shows, daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, iron fistand The defenders are now available to stream on Disney+, so naturally the questions about their future and coming to the MCU are now louder than ever, and there’s actually a smart and slick way to add Jessica Jones to the MCU.

What happened to Jessica Jones on the Netflix TV show

Jessica Jones and Kilgrave

Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is a super-powered woman with a difficult past that she constantly struggles with. Jessica was orphaned at a young age after a car accident killed her parents and baby brother, and while in hospital she was secretly experimented with gene-editing therapy, causing her to develop a strength, mobility, resilience and limited flight form. Jessica was later adopted by Dorothy Walker (Rebecca De Mornay) as part of a publicity stunt to promote her daughter’s TV show, Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor). Trish and Jessica formed a close friendship, with Trish trying to get Jessica to use her gifts for good, but she chose to keep them a secret.

Years later, Jessica met Kilgrave (David Tennant), a man with the dangerous ability to control people’s minds at will, and who immediately captivated her with the manipulation. Jessica spent months under Kilgrave’s power and she was finally able to break free when she was ordered to kill Reva Connors, which she immediately regretted. This whole experience left her with PTSD, leading her to become an alcoholic too, and in order to use her gifts for good, she opened Alias ​​Investigations, becoming a private detective in the process. Over the course of three seasons, Jessica Jones struggled with her inner demons while keeping busy with her private detective work and protecting those around her, especially Trish. Jessica defeated Kilgrave once and for all, had to kill her mother (who turned out to be alive but not well at all) and fought an out-of-control, super-powered Trish. At the end of Jessica Jonesshe sent Trish to the Raft, left Alias ​​Investigations with Malcolm Ducasse (Eka Darville), and while trying to leave for Mexico, she changed her mind and decided to stay in New York.

Is Jessica Jones part of MCU Canon?

Nick Fury as Secret Invasion poster, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock in Daredevil poster

The MCU canon has been constantly evolving depending on the direction this universe is heading, the events taking place in it, and so on. Originally, Netflix’s Marvel TV shows were supposed to be set in the same universe as the MCU movies, and there were even various Easter Eggs that reinforced that connection, but as the MCU evolved, those shows were left behind and their characters and events were never acknowledged in film. Now, with these shows coming to Disney+, fans have been hoping Marvel would make an official statement about their MCU affiliation, but not only has the studio been silent, it’s also subtly shown that they still aren’t. MCU canon, as the shows can be found on Disney+ as “The Defenders Saga” and are not included in the “Marvel Cinematic Universe in Timeline Order” section.

Related: Disney+ Censor Daredevil & Netflix’s Defenders Shows?

To make it all more confusing, it’s still not clear if Hawk Eye‘s Kingpin and No coming home‘s Daredevil are the same ones from the Netflix TV show, as they could very easily be variants – after all, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness showed that variants don’t have to be physically different from their MCU version. Right now, Jessica Jones isn’t MCU canon, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be brought to the MCU, and Marvel already has the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Theory: Jessica Jones Returns to She-Hulk TV Series

why She Hulk breaks the fourth wall

Given Jessica Jones’ expertise as a detective and her powers and abilities, the best chance the MCU currently has of bringing her into this universe is through the TV series. She-Hulk. Little is known about She-Hulk so far, but it is described as a legal drama superhero TV series. It will introduce Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), a lawyer who specializes in cases involving superpowered people and who also happens to be the cousin of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). At some point, Jennifer gained the same powers and abilities as her cousin, mostly transforming into a larger, more powerful, and stronger green version of herself. Depending on what Jennifer faces in She-Hulk, she might need some extra help and not exactly her famous cousin, who even though he’s a former Avenger, might lack the skills she needs. Jennifer could then enlist the help of Jessica Jones (which could easily be a variant so the MCU doesn’t struggle with continuity) which would be a great team but also very interesting to watch as Jessica is well known for not being the best at socializing and being brutally honest and bordering on rude, which could easily trigger Jennifer, turning her into She-Hulk at inopportune times.

Where Jessica Jones Could Appear After She-Hulk

She-Hulk is the perfect opportunity for Marvel to bring Jessica Jones into the MCU, but if the studio lets this opportunity pass, all hope is not lost. Among Confirmed MCU TV Shows, Jessica Jones Might Have A Spot In Secret Invasion or even Armor Wars. Secret Invasion will be based on the storyline of the same name and will reveal that a sect of Skrulls (the shape-shifting aliens introduced in Captain Marvel) have infiltrated every aspect of life on Earth. Secret Invasion will see the return of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) and Rhodey (Don Cheadle), and whether they should investigate how how this Skrull invasion happened and how far it spread, they could definitely use the talents of Jessica Jones.

Another possibility is Armor Warsbased on the screenplay of the same name. Armor Wars will follow Rhodey as he faces one of Tony Stark’s greatest fears: Stark’s technology is falling into the wrong hands. Once again, Jessica Jones might be just what Rhodey needs to find those responsible for taking his best friend’s tech, allowing Marvel fans to see Jessica in action again. While the future of each of the Defenders is unclear, the inclusion of Matt Murdock and Kingpin in the MCU definitely leaves the door even if slightly open for others to have a chance to join this universe, and Jessica Jones‘ Talents could be useful for many, many characters in the MCU.

Next: Why The MCU Needs Jessica Jones

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release Date: Jul 08, 2022
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: November 11, 2022
  • Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: February 17, 2023
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: July 28, 2023
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023

How I Met Your Dad To Solve Ted Marshall's Apartment Problem

How I Met Your Dad narrowly avoids repeating a Ted & Marshall issue

About the Author

Sharon D. Cole