One of the action movie genre's biggest action heroines is coming to Marvel.
Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss has been cast in an unspecifed recurring role for this winter's A.K.A. Jessica Jones series. Moss will play a "no-nonsense woman" who could potentially ally herself with Jessica Jones (played by Krysten Ritter) if Jones doesn't get on her bad side.
“Throughout her career, Carrie-Anne has embodied a wide range of characters in a compelling and relatable way and I have no doubt she will bring that talent to A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” said showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.
“Carrie-Anne has proven her ability to play complex characters with deep and layered inner lives,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Her interaction with Jessica Jones will be one of the many highlights of the series.”
Moss is the latest addition to the A.K.A. Jessica Jones cast after Ritter's hire as Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Patricia "Patsy" Walker and David Tennant as Kilgrave.
Although Moss' role hasn't been specified, there's several possibilities from the Alias comic that could fit with Moss and the description.
The first is Kat Farrell, a reporter for The Daily Bugle introduced in 2002. Although Farrell wasn't' featured in Alias, she was a major part of the short-lived follow-up series The Pulse alongside Jessica Jones.
The second, and more interesting, possibility is that Carrie-Anne Moss could be playing Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman. Drew was quite prominent in the Alias comic series, and series writer Brian Michael Bendis incorporated her more deeply into the Marvel U -- and the Avengers -- after her appearances there. And although some would assume any Marvel character with "Spider-" in their name would have its movie/tv rights tied up by Sony in the same deal that the Spider-Man movie franchise was a part of, in some cases those distinctions aren't clear.