David Tennant To Play One Of Marvel's Creepiest Villains

Former Doctor Who to Play One of Marvel's Creepiest Villains

Of all the many bad guys in the Marvel Universe, the one that's always disturbed me the most has been Zebediah Kilgrave, otherwise known as the Purple Man. The guy's superpower is make people do whatever he says. Gross, no? And now he's going to be played by David Tenant, one of the most affable actors to ever play Doctor Who. Brilliant.

Marvel announced today that the 10th Doctor will be playing Kilgrave in the upcoming A.K.A Jessica Jones TV series coming as part of Netflix's quartet of Marvel-based TV shows. Readers of the Alias comics series that the show is based on will know that Kilgrave's relationship to the main character was a particularly depraved one, where Kilgrave enslaved Jones for weeks on end. He's also a main nemesis of Daredevil, another series being produced by Marvel and Netflix. So there's even a chance that he could wind up as the big bad for the whole Defenders set of shows.


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    The guy’s superpower is make people do whatever he says.

    Now to wait for the porn parody.

      Spoilers for the comic and likely the series, but

      That's exactly what he does to Jessica Jones and it's fucking awful. Even dresses her in her superhero getup while he rapes her.

    I really hope marvel keeps these connected worlds going. I love the way Arrow/Flash is playing out and would love to see Marvel shows branch out like this. I mean they already have Agents of Shield and the Avengers tied together, why not just toss a few TV shows into the mix and build huge stories that I have to watch 10 different shows just to go the story... oh wait... that is why I stopped reading comic books.

      These four series (plus The Defenders mini-series) are supposed to exist within the same universe as the Marvel movies and by extension Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD. Having the Netflix series add up to Defenders should be pretty sweet without asking too much of the viewer. I'm guessing you'll want to watch all the Netflix stuff but not the rest.

    Gah! Not Purple Man! I remember him from the Avengers:Earth's Mightiest heroes cartoon, sure he isn't invulnerable but his power is OP!

    David Tenant playing a creepy character? Wouldn't be the first time...

    Barty Crouch Jr~

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