Marvel recently announced big news–It will be bringing four of its heroes (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones) to the small screen via Netflix. From what I’ve read, each hero will be getting a 13-episode run on the streaming service. Based on Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, this is good news.
Naturally, the Internet is already telling Marvel who should play who, so I thought I’d join. I’ll start with the characters with which I’m least familiar and work my way to Daredevil.
Jones has pretty standard powers (super strength, flight, etc…) after being exposed to–you guessed it–mild radiation. She kinda blew it in the super hero game, cutting her losses and opening a private detective agency.
One name that I keep seeing in online discussions, and with which I agree, is Tatiana Maslany–the star of BBC America’s Orphan Black. From what I’ve seen of the show, she seems very talented–having to play a variety of clones throughout the series. That experience could be useful playing a private eye/spy.
Another actress that comes to mind is Lauren Cohan, a veteran TV actress. She’s appeared in Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Chuck and, most importantly, The Walking Dead. Admittedly, I haven’t seen the first three, but I have seen The Walking Dead.
Cohan has to handle some pretty heavy, emotional scenes while still kicking ass, because, you know, zombie apocalypse.