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David Tennant Talks Marvel (Video)

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:22


Marvel recently announced the casting of David Tennant for the Netflix Jessica Jones series.

Tennant has been named to being playing the villain known as Kilgave.

While not exactly confirmed for Jessica Jones, Kilgrave in the comics is Zebediah Killgrave aka The Purple Man.

Radio Times caught up with Tennant and questioned the actor about Marvel and the character, where you can see in the following video that Tennant happens to be wearing a purple tie.

“I grew up on Marvel comics, so it’s very exciting to be part of their ever expanding entertainment empire," Tennant said. "It’s great. I love the movies, I love the TV shows that they do, so I’m very pleased to be part of one.

“I grew up an absolute devotee to the worlds of Marvel," Tennant continued. "So the fact that they’ve expanded now into TV and film is something that I think I sort of fantasized about when I was younger. So now to be part of it, to be on the other side of it is a thrill.

While it's been said David Tennant will be playing a villain, the former Doctor Who remains coy.

"Who says it’s a villain?" Tennant questioned with a smile. "Make no assumptions. I’m saying nothing. I’ve found myself in another world which I can answer no questions about.”

Watch the video below for more from David Tennant.

"Jessica Jones" stars Krysten Ritter as the titular character and Mike Colter as Luke Cage.


After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

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