Following the news that Marvel's Jessica Jones will be canceled after its upcoming Season 3, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg hinted on Twitter that one of the show's most memorable villains, Kilgrave, could return during the show's final season.
When a Marvel fan lamented losing Kilgrave, who died at the end of Season 1, again, Rosenberg responded with a cryptic " Not quite yet!" This strongly suggests that actor David Tennant could repirse his role as the mind-controlling Kevin Thompson yet again.
Kilgrave, who's called the Purple Man in the Marvel Universe, was the primary antagonist towards Jessica Jones, the super-strong P.I. who he kept under his control for months while obsessing over her.
Eventually after a failed attempt at reconciliation and redemption, Jessica's rejection became too much for the villain to bear. His efforts to manipulate and otherwise put Jessica under his control concluded with Jessica snapping his neck, effectively killing him.
In the show's second season, Kilgrave continued to haunt Jessica as a mental hallucination, who pestered her with doubts and made her fear that she would become an unapologetic murderer in the same league as him.
Tennant's portrayal of the character earned universal praise from fans and critics, so it's no surprise that this fan-favorite villain will return for the show's final season.It's a fitting way to highlight one of the show's high-points and one of the key figures in making the Marvel Netflix series so memorable.
Streaming now on Netflix, Jessica Jones Season 2 is executive produced by Melissa Rosenberg with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, and stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Rachael Taylor as Patricia “Trish” Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, J. R. Ramirez as Oscar Arocho, Terry Chen as Pryce Cheng, Leah Gibson as Inez Green, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth and Janet McTeer. The show's third and final season is expected to arrive this summer.