Let David Tennant Tell You About His Marvel TV Role Excitement and Cats Feeding Puppies

DavidTennantFrightNight2David Tennant fans were through the roof this week when we learned he was set to become the second Doctor to join the Marvel universe but as it turns out, David Tennant himself might be more excited. Apparently he’s a Marvel fanboy.

The Radio Times got a hold of Tennant after the big news that he’d be joining Marvel’s Jessica Jones as villain Kilgrave and asked him about it.

“I grew up on Marvel comics, so yeah it’s very exciting to be part of their ever expanding entertainment empire,” he told them. “It’s great. I mean, I love the movies, I love the TV shows that they do, so I’m very pleased to be part of one.”

While he didn’t have any more details as to when the show would be premiering he added, “I grew up an absolute devotee to the worlds of Marvel, so the fact that they’ve expanded now into TV and film is something that I think I sort of fantasized about when I was younger. So now to be part of it, to be on the other side of it is a thrill.”

Oddly enough, when Radio Times brought up the villain angle Tennant replied, “Make no assumptions.” Hmmm.

And and a bonus this Friday, continuing in the “David Tennant Narrates Cute Animals” theme we’ve had going on recently, here’s a new clip from Pets – Wild at Heart. You haven’t lived until you’ve heart him say “puppy rejected by his mother at birth.” Get ready to AWWWWWW.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."