MARVEL just announced that The Punisher is coming to Hell’s Kitchen in Season 2 of Daredevil!
Our Punisher is non other then The Walking Dead’s Shane, Jon Bernthal.
He’s the 4th actor to take over the roll of Frank Castle. First was Dolph Lundgren, no Skull though. Second we got Thomas Jane, who I think was the best Frank Castle Punisher. He also did a great short film called #DirtyLaundry. It’s on YouTube so go check that out, it’s produced by the same people who made the POWER/RANGER fan film. The third Punisher we got was Ray Stevenson, yes he looked liked The Punisher but not Frank Castle. Punisher: War Zone was the bloody violent version of Batman and Robin.
Since then the rights of Punisher have gone back to MARVEL and the MCU, and rumors of him appearing in a movie have been going around for a while. The Russo Brothers, the directors of Captain America: The Winter Solider, stated in a interview,
“The man who drives that truck,” Joe deadpans, joking that the driver is a candidate for a future Marvel One-Shot, “Is very highly trained. He thinks on his own terms. He’s got a plan and a very specific skill set.”
So everyone speculated that they were talking about The Punisher. In the MARVEL One-Shots “Hail to the King” two named of characters from the Punisher’s universe were on the prison walls.
So with the massive hit that Netflix’s Daredevil was news was going around about who will be in season 2. First we got rumors of Jason Statham playing Bullseye. However that may or not be true, we got the conformation that The Punisher is in season 2.
Jon Bernthal in my opinion will make a great Punisher. He played crazy so good on The Walking Dead, and in films like FURY and The Wolf of Wallstreet you can see his versatility. Now the big question is, what will he look like? Will he have the trench coat? Will he be packing a lot of body ammo and gear? Will Microship make an appearance?
This also now opens the door to not only having The Punisher’s villains like Jigsaw and Barracuda on Season 2. But also have the Punisher get his own Netflix show. Ether way, having Frank Castle on Daredevil fits the feel of the show so well!
I wasn’t totally blown away by the first season, but hearing this news I;m excited to see what all they bring to the table on season 2!