Marvel’s Jessica Jones is making their stand to let women being the creative force for the show’s second season, according to showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg.
All 13 episodes will be directed by women, the announcement came during a diversity discussion panel at the University of South California’s journalism school on Friday as part of a larger conference called Transforming Hollywood 7: Diversifying Entertainment.
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) October 22, 2016
Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter showed her enthusiasm in a since deleted tweet.
[blockquote]“Nothing makes me more proud and emotional and excited. This is f—ing HUGE. [Melissa Rosenberg] thank heavens for you.”
Ritter’s costar Rachael Taylor, who plays Jessica’s best friend Patsy Walker also Tweeted about the news.
Iron Fist star Finn Jones joined in on celebrating the news.
Progress for female representation in the superhero genre has been slow especially in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. None of the female superheroes introduced within films and TV have yet to have their own standalone film. There has been a glimmer here and there for Scarlett Johansson to have her own Black Widow film, but nothing has been substantive. Captain Marvel starring Bree Larsen will be MCU’s first female leading superhero to have her own film…in 2019.
Jessica Jones is the lone female TV representation of the MCU with rumors of a She-Hulk series possibly in the works.
The announcement provides a rare opportunity to nurture female creative minds in a directorial role especially in a field dominated by men.
Source: Entertainment Weekly