All we really know about Jessica Jones season 2 so far is that... well, it’s happening. There hasn’t been an official premiere date yet, but word is that we won't get anything until 2018! Still, with Daredevil getting a successful second run, and Luke Cage and Iron Fist's first seasons out of the way, thoughts must have turned to what potentially awaits Krysten Ritter’s former superhero in the future. From Trish becoming Hellcat to seeing more of Jessica's PI work, here's 7 things I really want to happen in season 2, but, be warned, there are spoilers for season 1 (and Daredevil season 2) ahead.
1. A new villain
Of course, David Tennant was excellent as Kilgrave in season 1, but hopefully season 2 will have someone else facing off against Jessica. Kilgrave has already done enough damage to her, ensuring that his presence will ALWAYS be there, so to have him recover from his neck break risks making season 2 too similar to the first. Instead, the stage seems perfectly set for the emergence of Nuke, AKA Will Simpson (Wil Traval). His name and origin has been changed for the TV show, but having seen him unhinged and taken away by the mysterious IGH at the end of the season, it seems likely he hasn’t finished with Jessica yet.
2. Trish becoming Hellcat
This seems a given for season 2 and I can’t wait to see Rachael Taylor beat the crap out of baddies. Season 1 saw her take up martial arts to defend herself and go superpowered (briefly) to battle Will (even if she didn’t end it in the best shape), laying the groundwork for her transformation into Hellcat. In the comics, she does join The Defenders, so it could even lead to Jessica and Trish battling baddies together. Talking in 2016, Taylor already seems up for it: “I’d love to get my teeth stuck into whatever happens to the character.” Come on Marvel, you know it makes sense.
3. Malcolm joining Alias Investigations
As a brand new character for the TV show (although based loosely on Malcolm Powder from the comics), the world is Malcolm’s (Eka Darville) oyster in season 2. I’d love nothing more than seeing Jessica take Malcolm under her wing at Alias Investigations. After all, he has the talent. In season 1, under the control of Kilgrave, Malcolm was able to follow and take photos of Jessica without her noticing, and she even struggled to spot him on surveillance video. He’s clearly got the eye for spying, and didn’t look out of place behind the desk in the final shot of season 1.
4. More of Jessica being a PI
Talking of Alias Investigations, I hope that season 2 sees Jessica do some actual private investigating. She was generally too distracted by Kilgrave in season 1 to do much sleuthing and the one big case she did take on ended up leading to Kilgrave and a messy end. Not that Jessica Jones should become a ‘case of the week’ type of show, but there’s surely no harm in Jessica taking on a few cases, while a main season arc storyline is weaved in and out. And with the phone ringing off the hook at the end of season 1, she won’t be short of work.
5. Matt Murdock crossover
Throughout the course of the first season, Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) didn’t exactly show herself to be the most trustworthy of lawyers. However, despite everything, the final episode of Daredevil season 2 showed she’s still operating, even offering Matt Murdock’s (Charlie Cox) loyal friend Foggy (Elden Henson) a job. Maybe Jessica loses patience with Jeri and decides to hire another of Hell’s Kitchen’s lawyers? We now know that she'll cross paths with Murdock before her second season in The Defenders so maybe a new working relationship comes out of that team-up? After all, friends help friends out with their legal issues.
6. More about the IGH storyline
The biggest plot thread left tantalisingly dangled from season 1 was the mysterious IGH organisation, responsible for the combat enhancers that made Will Simpson go a bit mad. We already know that they've crossed paths with Jessica, paying for her medical bills when she was in a coma following the car crash that killed her family. Perhaps they are responsible for her abilities as well? With IGH’s Dr Kozlov (Thomas Kopache) already introduced, it seems the perfect opportunity for season 2 to delve further into Jessica’s past, and set up the season’s big bad.