Disney+ Changes Title of ‘Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders have all hit Disney+ after the gaining the rights back from Netflix. However, one the shows got a minor but substantial change from Disney+.
Disney+ has updated the Jessica Jones title card giving the series a brand new title AKA Jessica Jones. While Jessica Jones remains the title on the Disney+ homepage, when viewers go to watch the series, the updated title is only reflected during the intro sequence. The Direct was the first to point out the new title change.
For those unfamiliar, AKA Jessica Jones was going to be the title for a series that Marvel/ABC was developing back in 2010 with Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg to adapt. Those plans were changed when Netflix came into the mix with Daredevil being a massive hit, with Jessica Jones following.
So why did Disney+ change the name? We know a Daredevil series in the works at the streamer with Charlie Cox returning as the titular hero, who made his debut in the MCU last year in Spider-Man: No Way Home and will be appearing in She-Hulk and Echo, before his own series debuts. Vincent D’Onofrio also returned as Kingpin in Hawkeye, last year and is also is expected to appear in Echo. So, it is safe to assume Jessica Jones is in Disney’s plans and they may want to use the Jessica Jones title for themselves.
While we have hinted on The DisInsider Show in multiple episodes that Krysten Ritter is returning to the role in future projects. Marvel Studios has yet to confirm any plans of her return. My guess is that Kevin Feige will officially announce the Daredevil series and possibly more return characters from the Netflix shows at San Diego Comic-Con later this month. The studio also has their own panel at Disney D23 Expo in September.