In a recent appearance at Fan Expo Boston, David Tennant comments on possible Kilgrave return to the MCU. I’m sure I don’t need to explain that in the Netflix Defenders Universe, Kilgrave was killed at the close of Jessica Jones inaugural season. However, it appears that when these characters return to the MCU, those stories will no longer be solid canon. I think the idea Marvel Studios are going for, is that these stories happened in another Multiverse.
Therefore, it is possible for Kilgrave to return, so what does Tennant think? One fan who was in attendance posted a summary of Tennant’s comments to social media. Check it out.
A fan asks whether Kilgrave from #JessicaJones could make a return given the MCU multiverse. David thinks it would be difficult considering how specific a character Kilgrave is, but that he’d be excited to see the “talented” writers at Marvel try.
— Jules Thompson (she/her) (@juleswritesblog) August 14, 2022
Now whether Tenant will return or not is up in the air. However from my point of view? Yes please!
Not only is Tennant in my opinion one of the best actors out there right now, Kilgrave was also one of Marvel’s best villains since the MCU began. Just like Wilson Fisk from the Netflix universe, it would be crime to not consider bringing back Tennant as Kilgrave. Frankjly, Tenannat as Kilgrave was the only good part of any season of Jessica Jones.
Honestly I’m at a loss to understand why Tennant isn’t a far bigger deal in Hollywood than he is? Just to name three roles Tenant absolutely nails off the top of my head, Doctor Who (regarded as potentially the best ever), Broadchurch, and Kilgrave in Jessica Jones. That’s me just thinking of projects that the average person Stateside may have seen. I could think of more when it comes to British TV and even voice work.
Can Kilgrave return? Yup. Will Kilgrave return? I hope so, but ultimately that’s Kevin Feige’s call. We will have to wait and see. However if there is a chance, then this fan wants Marvel to take it and run with it for sure.
What do you think as David Tennant comments on a possible Kilgrave return in the MCU? As always, leave any thoughts below.