How Captain Marvel was originally supposed to appear in Marvel’s Jessica Jones

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Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, was heavily featured in the Alias comics series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. Since Marvel’s Jessica Jones is inspired by the comic, some fans were wondering whether we would get to see her make an appearance in the series. With Marvel wanting a Captain Marvel movie in 2019, the idea of her being on the show went out the window. In an interview with IGN, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said that if Carol were to be on the show, she would be just like the comic book counterpart.

“Back when it was at ABC Network, I did use Carol Danvers,” Melissa Rosenberg explains. “But between then and when it ended up on Netflix, you know, the MCU shifted, and it also shifted away from the universe in the [comic] book. So in the book, the powers are very out in the open and the themes of that are about ‘the other,’ and in the cinematic universe that’s not the mythology. So there was a lot that I had to move away from, just in terms of sheer plot, and Carol Danvers got her own movie.”

Carol in the comics was Jessica’s best friend. She saved her from the Avengers after a bad mistake and was also there for moral support. However, in the show, she is replaced with Trish “Patsy” Walker.

“But as it turned out, Patsy Walker ended up being an incredibly—a much more appropriate fit with Jessica. It was better that her best friend was not someone with powers. It actually ends up being a really great mirror for her.”

Would you have liked to see Carol in the series? Or perhaps any of the other Marvel characters? Let us know in the comments section below.


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