Jessica Jones’ Disney+ Release Has a Peculiar Updated Title

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones.

Yeah Jess, we’re confused too.
Image: marvel studios

Jessica Jones joined his ex-Netflix Defenders cohorts on Disney+ back in marchbut months on the streamer have brought one peculiar change to the series… which is actually even more peculiar than people first thought.

During the weekend, MCU Live reported that Disney+ had changed the title of Jessica Jones on the platform for AKA Jessica Jones—the original working title of the series when it was planned like an ABC showand seemingly a nod to the show’s episode title conventions, which all begin with “AKA.” MCU TV series deals, in the vein of Jessica’s fellow Defender Daredevil, currently set to see a revival with the return of Charlie Cox as the titular hero on the streamer.

However, the change does not seem as significant as initially reported. Disney+ has indeed changed the title sequence of Jessica Jones update a sign with this “new” name… but it’s only done for the very first episode of season 1, “AKA Ladies Night”. io9 has confirmed that on the European and American versions of the platform, the other 38 episodes of Jessica Jones still retain their original title cardsand that there is indeed a change from the original Netflix version for the first episode.

The new updated title card appearing on the first episode of Jessica Jones,

The new updated title card appearing on Jessica Jones‘ first episode, “AKA Ladies Night”.
Screenshot: marvel studios

Although Jessica Jones is no longer on Netflix, digital purchases of the first episode on platforms like YouTube confirm that the original episode, when viewed elsewhere, has has not been updated to include the “AKA” branding now present on the Disney+ version. Further awaymoreover, 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 the results until the hero’s name is added.

This isn’t the first time Marvel material has undergone strange post-release tweaks on Disney+. Recently, a particular montage of violent scenes in an episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier conduct to Disney pretender that the choice to alter the blood splatter and impalement scenes in the series was due to the accidental upload of an alternate cut of the episode. As for Jessica Jonesit’s hard to say why such a small change has been made—wor it was done intentionally ahead of, as some suspect, a potential revival of the character for the MCU, or some other alleged mistake on Disney’s part.

io9 has reached out to Disney to comment on the title change and will update this post if and when we hear.


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