Marvel comics David Gabriel came under quite an uproar after he deemed the company’s focus on diversity as the lead role in the decline of comic sales. Fans were furious and indicated that the weak story lines along with reboots of older characters made the comics boring. Mr. Gabriel later on corrected his statement outlining that that what he meant was that the company should focus on core heroes.
While Marvel Comics lead management may take a firm stance against diversity in the future, it seems that Marvel filming and production house to be taking an opposite stance. Take Marvel’s Jessica Jones for instance. Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter for Marvel’s Jessica Jones has revealed that every episode of the second season would be directed by a female director. Through this she would aim to increase diversity by giving female directors the chance to direct.
Jessica Jones second season which is set to release in 2018 has started production according to On location Vacations. The show’s working title Violet’s filming signs by one of the readers of On Location Vacations. It seems that the fans have appreciated the diversity as Jessica Jones has seen a big thumbs up from fans all over the world. In order to meet expectations of fans a massive crossover is also planned.
Krysten Ritter who plays the role of Jessica Jones is set to feature in the Cross over series of Netfilx called the Defenders. According to the Digital Supply . Ms Ritter regarding the issue indicated that she enjoys being in almost frame of the Jessica Jones show. She also joked about this being her dream job. Ms. Ritter’s eagerness and enthusiasm could also be seen by the fact when she showed that she was willing to even star in the Defenders season 2.
Crossovers have been part of DC’s strategy for long. Now it seems that Marvel also wants to become part of the trend in order to keep viewers hopes and expectations elevated.