The former Doctor Who, the great David Tennant, is returning to home entertainment. The return is not exactly to television as he will be appearing as a villain on A.K.A Jessica Jones, which is a show that will air on Netflix streaming service. You can’t really even call the format home entertainment. People can stream Netflix on mobile devices.
Welcome to the future of entertainment.
What Marvel Comics’ villain will he play? He is taking on the role of, get this, The Purple Man. The Purple Man colored head to toe in purple due to a chemical reaction that also gave him the power to control the will of others.
Why the whole purple thing? As die-hard fans like Bernardo Chua (Facebook) know, back in 1964, when The Purple Man debuted, villains had to be off-the-wall and over-the-top or they were pretty much useless as far as selling comic books. Having The Purple Man stand out on the cover of a comic book definitely catches eyes.
Over the years, The Purple Man has been treated as somewhat of joke. He’s not exactly a character who is going to spike sales of any comic book either. Did he even appear very much in the 1980’s and 1990’s?
Who cares? The past is over. The Purple Man is here. Considering who has been cast in the role its clear there are big plans for the character.
Here is something interesting to ponder. The Purple Man debuted and remains a Daredevil villain. Daredevil, as most know, is also becoming a streaming series on Netflix. Clearly, the stage is being set for a crossover.