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Jessica Jones’ Disney + release has a distinctively updated title

Jessica Jones’ Disney + release has a distinctively updated title

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones.

Yes, Jess, we’re confused too.
Picture: Marvel Studios

Jessica Jones joined its ex-Netflix Defenders cohort at Disney + back in Marchbut months on the streamer have made a distinctive tweak to the series … one that is actually even more bizarre than people first thought.

Over the weekends, MCU directly reported that Disney + had changed its title Jessica Jones on the platform to AKA Jessica Jones– the original working title of the series when it was planned as an ABC showand apparently a nod to the conventions for the series’ episode title, all of which begin with “AKA” series, much in line with Jessica’s second Defender Daredevil, currently set see a revival with the return of Charlie Cox as the title hero of the streamer.

However, the change does not seem quite as significant as originally reported. Disney + has actually changed the title sequence to Jessica Jones to update a poster with this “new” name … but it’s only done for the very first episode of season one, “AKA Ladies Night.” io9 has confirmed that on both European and American versions of the platform the other 38 episodes of Jessica Jones still keep theirs original title cardsand that it’s actually a change from the original Netflix release for the premiere episode.

The new updated title card shown on Jessica Jones' debut episode,

The new updated title card is displayed on Jessica Jones‘debut episode, “AKA Ladies Night.”
Screenshot: Marvel Studios

Although Jessica Jones is no longer on Netflix, digital purchase of the first episode on platforms like YouTube confirm that the original episode when opened elsewhere has has not been updated to include the “AKA” brand now present on the Disney + release. Furthermore, the series’ preview card in the Marvel section of Disney + still retains the original Jessica Jones branding. The series also only appears in searches on Disney + under “Jessica Jones”, with “AKA” not returning the series in results until the hero’s name is added.

This is not the first time Marvel material has undergone some strange adjustments since its release on Disney +. Recently a peculiar editing of violent scenes in an episode of The falcon and the winter soldier lead to Disney claims that the choice to modify scenes of bloodshed and impalement in the series was due inadvertently uploading an alternate cut of the episode. When it comes to Jessica Jonesit’s hard to say why such a small change has been made –wwhether it was done intentionally in advance of, as some suspect, a potential revival of the character of the MCU, or any other alleged error on behalf of Disney.

io9 has contacted Disney to comment on the title change, and will update this post if and when we hear back.


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