MARVEL Drops 'A.K.A.' From JESSICA JONES Title, MARVEL STUDIOS Skips SDCC, More

Netflix title card for Marvel's Jessica Jones
Netflix title card for Marvel's Jessica Jones
Credit: Netflix

According to David Tennant fan-site Tennant News, Marvel and Netflix have dropped "A.K.A." from the title of their upcoming Jessica Jones series. Marvel later officially confirmed the title change with Comicbook

Marvel's Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter in the title role, with David Tennant portraying villain Zebediah Killgrave. While no specific release date has been set, Marvel's Jessica Jones will debut in late 2015 on Netflix.


Report: No SDCC Presence For MARVEL STUDIOS

According to a report from Deadline, Marvel Studios will opt out of this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego, ceding Hall H entirely to Warner Bros. and their slate of DC comics films, including Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.

While the report has not been officially confirmed, this does line up with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn's statement from a few months ago that this would be the case. This wouldn't be the first time Marvel Studios skipped the con, as they did not have a major presence in 2011 either.

Disney's own D23 EXPO 2015 will be held August 14 – 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Marvel Studios is expected to make a presentation there.


DAREDEVIL Showrunner To Pen Live-Action AKIRA Adaptation

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daredevil season two co-showrunner Marco J. Ramirez has signed on to produce a script for the long-awaited Akira live-action adaptation. The adaptation has been in the works since 2008, but has yet to come to fruition.

In 2012, Akira had a tentative cast and was scouting locations when the plug was pulled over budgetary and script concerns. Now, Ramirez will take over writing duties. Ramirez has written for Sons of Anarchy, DaVinci's Demons, and most recently Daredevil. Ramirez and co-showrunner Doug Petrie will take over from previous Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight for season 2.

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