"Back when it was at ABC Network, I did use Carol Danvers," said Rosenberg. "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."
Melissa Rosenberg added Patricia "Trish" Walker (Rachael Taylor) to the series -- a character also known in the comics by her superhero name Hellcat. Rosenberg said this pairing was more appropriate for Jessica Jones' TV adventure, saying, "It was better that her best friend was not someone with powers. It actually ends up being a really great mirror for her."
Carrie-Anne Moss spoke with MTV about her character, Jeryn Hogarth, and her role as Marvel's first confirmed lesbian character.
"Often what I'm depicting is shown with men all the time: the older man leaving his long term partner for somebody young and hot," said Moss. "And that's what Jeri is all about. In a big part of her storyline is this relationship that she has with this young woman, and her letting go of a long term marriage. So I liked that she's so strong and everything, but at the same time, you know of see what a mess her personal life is."
There's also a new line of comic-inspired "Jessica Jones" merchandise available, timed to the launch of the Netflix show.
Collider has a report from a recent "Arrow" press event wherein Stephen Amell and Neal McDonough spoke about the relationship between Oliver Queen and Damien Darhk.
"As we saw in the second episode of the season, Darhk doesn't react very kindly to people running for mayor," said Amell. "He doesn't want any galvanizing force or goodness in the city. That puts everyone at odds."
"Damien thinks this is the greatest thing on Earth. We've got this nice guy, this good-looking guy, he's running for mayor -- I'm going to use him for whatever I need," said McDonough. "And we have this wonderful scene where I'm telling him, here's what's happening: I'm going to back you for mayor ... and oh by the way, you have to bow down to whatever I ask of you. And of course, [Oliver] has his own agenda. Damien doesn't like that. No one says no to Damien Darhk."
Airs Wednesdays on the CW
While chatting with IGN, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada praised Jon Bernthal's performance as Punisher in "Daredevil's" second season and talked about whether or not the character will get his own Netflix series.
"I think we'd love to see something happen, but it's way too soon to tell, and we don't necessarily like to discuss which metrics we use to decide these things," said Quesada. "But what I can tell you is that anyone who is a hardcore Punisher fan is going to be blown away and incredibly satisfied by Bernthal's take on Frank Castle. He is -- it's one of those cases where it's the character from the pages come to life." You can see the entire interview below.
Returns to Netflix in 2016
Fox has released a clip from Monday's "Gotham" that features Alfred and Tigress throwing down.
Airs Mondays on Fox
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
JoBlo has heard a rumor about Warner Bros. search for a director for "Justice League Dark." According to the unnamed source, the director hunt has been narrowed down to "Big Bad Wolves" directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado as well as "Evil Dead's" Fede Alvarez.
CBS has released even more pictures from the upcoming "Human For a Day" episode of "Supergirl."
THE WALKING DEAD
If you watched Sunday's "Walking Dead" episode "Always Accountable," then you met a few new characters -- including one played by Austin Amelio. While the character went unnamed in the episode itself, the role Amelio has signed up for actually comes straight from the comics. He's Dwight, a member of Negan's group of survivors called the Saviors. The character's identity was revealed in a tweet from the official "Walking Dead" account. If you've read the "Walking Dead" comics, then you know that there are two things Amelio's version of the character didn't have in his debut: his facial scarring and his crossbow. AMC's version of Dwight did make off with Daryl's crossbow, though, so odds are the facial scarring is on the way next. Uproxx also noted that Amelio has deleted a tweet that implies he won't show back up on the show until the end of season six, which will most likely take place in March of 2016.
Airs Sundays on AMC
Director Bryan Singer has released a photograph teasing the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse" teaser.
Opens May 27, 2016