David Tennant has revealed how "exciting" it is to have joined the Marvel universe.

The former Doctor Who star was recently confirmed to have been cast as the villain Purple Man in Marvel and Netflix's upcoming series AKA Jessica Jones.

He told Radio Times: "I grew up on Marvel comics, so it's very exciting to be part of their ever-expanding entertainment empire.

"I grew up an absolute devotee to the worlds of Marvel, so the fact that they've expanded now into TV and film is a fact that I fantasised about when I was younger. So now to be part of it, to be on the other side of it is a thrill."

Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said of casting Tennant: "I'm so honoured and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multi-faceted character."

AKA Jessica Jones will debut on Netflix later in 2015.