After a series of brilliant peekaboo teases, Marvel and Netflix finally released the full-length trailer for Jessica Jones. The first episode debuted at New York Comic Con earlier this month.
The trailer plunks us down into a dark world where we get our first look at Jones (Krysten Ritter) as she throws a guy face-first through her office door. (It's exactly how her comic book, Alias, opens.)
"A big part of the job is looking for the worst in people," Jones says in a voiceover. "Turns out I excel at that." We then get a glimpse of what she can do (punch through walls, stop slow-moving cars, execute high-flying leaps):
We also see how damaged Jones is at the hands of a mind-controlling villain, a man she refers to as Killgrave (played by David Tennant) — a.k.a. Purple Man in the comics. There's blood, sex, fire, gunshots, broken glass, and one creepy stalkerish poster — it's all pretty chilling, goose-bump-inducing stuff. And there's Jones's final line, which seals the deal:
"God didn't do this, the devil did. And I'm going to find him." she says.
For the past few weeks, Marvel has done a splashy job teasing out the character. We would see bits of her powers — a crushed alarm clock, a slew of crumpled bodies strewn across the bar, a superhuman landing — but never got a full view of what she could do.
From what we've seen, Jessica Jones will occupy the same noir world as Daredevil, but there's also something more confused and messier than what we see with Marvel's other superheroes. That's true to her comic book origin story.
Jessica Jones debuts on Netflix on November 20.
Update: The trailer was leaked early and taken off of YouTube when this post went up. Netflix has since released the full trailer.