Following the news that Brian Michael Bendis would be leaving Marvel after nearly 18 years for an exclusive deal for DC Comics, the prolific writer has been as open as possible on social media as to what fans can expect from both his current Marvel titles and upcoming DC projects. And while he understandably can’t share much, it appears Bendis has already picked the next writer to tackle Jessica Jones.
While answering a fan’s question on Tumblr regarding the fates of Bendis’ characters such as Miles Morales, Riri Williams, and Jessica Jones, he let it slip that he has already selected a writer to succeed him on Jessica Jones and that “she’s amazing.”
His comment also reveals that he intended on leaving behind the Jessica Jones comic after the current Marvel Legacy arc for a previously planned project that is obviously no longer happening. While it’s unknown what writer is set to take on Jessica Jones following Bendis’ departure, knowing that plans are already in place for the character — who has seen an uptick in popularity following the Netflix series — should ease concerns for any fans that feared the title would cancelled in his absence.
Bendis currently writes Invincible Iron Man, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones and Defenders for Marvel. There’s no official word yet as to when his multiyear DC-exclusive agreement will begin, however, Bendis has previously confirmed he’s still writing for Marvel through December.
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