Wil Traval, who plays Wil “Nuke” Simpson on Netflix’s Jessica Jones recently announced that he’d be headed back to New York City… Which, curiously, was around the same time as when production on Season 2 of Jessica Jones started. A coincidence? Perhaps not!
— Wil Traval (@WilTraval) April 4, 2017
Traval’s Will Simpson is based on Frank “Nuke” Simpson from Marvel’s comic books. Given that Nuke was the only major antagonist aside from David Tennant’s Purple Man (who decidedly won’t be returning), it’s not surprising to see Traval is headed to NYC around the same time that filming for the show is about to resume. Since production on Jessica Jones is pretty tight-lipped and that we probably won’t learn a whole lot about the show until after The Defenders comes out, Nuke being a key antagonist in this season is the best guess that we have to go on for now.
Netflix has released first and second seasons for Daredevil, and has also produced first seasons for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. The Defenders, which will connect the four sets of characters together in a limited series, is set to arrive on August 18, 2017. Furthermore, production on a new series based on The Punisher is also underway. Additional seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage are all in development, though there are no release dates specifically planned as of yet.
Source: Comic Book Resources
10 Lingering Questions Leading Up To ‘The Defenders’
With the release of the first season of Iron Fist, all four Defenders have made their streaming debut to set up this summer’s mashup miniseries The Defenders. Each season has built on the last, building an intricate mythology with a living, breathing New York City to house it. The Hand has been introduced as a sort of evil S.H.I.E.L.D. to link Marvel’s Netflix dramas, building to the four uniting against them. Their separate investigations will bring them together in – what else – a hallway fight.
The culmination of the first phase of the Marvel/Netflix partnership has a lot of ‘splaining to do. What’s the Hand’s true objective? How will our four heroes interact together and how will the supporting casts of their shows intersect here? And perhaps most importantly, who is the Big Bad played by Sigourney Weaver?
We’ll talk about all that and more in the article ahead. Click Next to start!