As the Marvel Cinematic Universe gears up to enter its Third Phase, things are set to get a whole lot more interesting. We already know it’s going to be pretty intense from watching the Captain America: Civil War trailer, and thanks to Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, there are some new heroes on the block.
While some of the lingering questions swirling around the MCU are the result of events that have already occurred, many of the upcoming movies, like Doctor Strange and Inhumans in particular, will almost certainly raise additional questions that we haven’t even thought about asking yet.
In any case, this article addresses a few of the more burning issues that we hope will be resolved sooner rather than later in the Marvel live-action movies and shows.
12. How Did Jessica Jones and Luke Cage Receive Their Powers?
In the comics, we know Jessica Jones gets powers after she’s involved in a car crash with a military convoy carrying radioactive chemicals, and Luke Cage’s powers result from him being subjected to experimental Super-Soldier tests while he was in prison, but the origins of their powers in the live-action universe are likely going to be pretty different.
There’s a hint that IGH could be behind their powers, but at this point there’s really not that much to go on. What we do know is that, thus far, Jessica Jones has remained pretty faithful to the source material, so maybe they’re just waiting to tell us about the car accident and subsequent radiation exposure. Surely, these questions will have to be addressed eventually, but it could be that Jessica Jones is getting a new power origin story as a lab creation.