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A Bayformers Alumnus Will Unleash Her Inner Hellcat in AKA Jessica Jones

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That’s Rachael Taylor, the somewhat improbable expert Aussie hacker from the first Transformers, whose character name I feel certain you don’t remember, and who saved the world never to be seen again. She’ll probably have a little bit more to do in AKA Jessica Jones, in which she plays radio host Patricia Walker. And since Marvel.com is actually acknowledging that the character became Hellcat in the comics – note that they did not mention Purple Man by his villain name when they announced David Tennant – I’d say there are plans to have her scratch a few people.

I don’t have a particular opinion here – Michael Bay cast her for her looks, but Marvel usually seeks something more. Here’s hoping she has it.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist