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Doctor Who's David Tennant will play Marvel villain on Netflix

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Marvel upcoming Netflix series, AKA Jessica Jones, is only getting bigger. After casting Krysten Ritter in the lead role and Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Doctor Who's own David Tennant has just been cast as Zebediah Killgrave, otherwise known as the villainous Purple Man.

The Purple Man doesn't have the pedigree of, say, Doctor Doom, but he's a formidable foe nonetheless. He has the power control his victims' minds using pheromones, and has had numerous run-ins with Marvel's superheroes over the years. His relationship with Jessica Jones is particularly sinister, however, since it was the effects of her being brainwashed by the villain that made her hang up her superhero costume altogether.

Marvel may have big plans for Tennant

Judging from the fact that Jones' retirement is a major plot point for the new series, Marvel likely has big plans for the the Broadchurch star going forward. What's more, the Purple Man also happens to be one of Daredevil's earliest enemies, so don't be surprised to see the character in other of Marvel's upcoming Netflix series.