As you may or may not know, in the original Alias comic book series, upon which Marvel’s new Jessica Jones series is based, the titular private investigator is actually best friends with Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. In fact, had the show ended up at ABC like it was originally supposed to, the character would have shown up in the series.
At least, that’s according to creator Melissa Rosenberg, who said the following about how Captain Marvel would have had a role and why she was ultimately cut.
“Back when it was at ABC Network, I did use Carol Danvers,” Rosenberg explains. “But between then and when it ended up on Netflix, you know, the MCU shifted, and it also shifted away from the universe in the [comic] book. So in the book, the powers are very out in the open and the themes of that are about ‘the other,’ and in the cinematic universe that’s not the mythology. So there was a lot that I had to move away from, just in terms of sheer plot, and Carol Danvers got her own movie.
As it turned out, though, Patsy Walker ended up being an incredibly—a much more appropriate fit with Jessica. It was better that her best friend was not someone with powers. It actually ends up being a really great mirror for her.”
While it would have been cool for fans to see Danvers on Jessica Jones, it’s clear why she couldn’t show up, especially now that she’s getting her own film in the MCU. And besides, those of you who’ve seen the series, which is now streaming on Netflix, probably agree with Rosenberg in regards to what she says about Walker.
If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to fire up Netflix and dive into Marvel’s Jessica Jones. It’s one of the studio’s most impressive efforts yet, and to see why we loved it so much, check out our glowing review.