After making his debut in the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil, Jon Bernthal quickly became a favorite amongst comic book fans for his portrayal of Frank Castle, a.k.a The Punisher. Not long after, Netflix announced that Bernthal’s Punisher would be getting his own Netflix series, and now, we finally have our very first look at the upcoming spin-off.
The teaser trailer for Bernthal’s 13-part solo series was attached to the end of Marvel’s The Defenders, and gives us a taste of what to expect when it arrives later this year. The brief sneak peek flashes back and forth between past and present, showing Castle’s days in the military and his quest for vengeance after the murder of his family. It only gives a tease for the amount of brutal action we are in for when the series comes out this fall.
The show seems pretty under-rated in popularity but it has the potential to be the best thing Marvel has ever done. It is going to be jam packed with hard R-rated action and a great storyline to follow. Here are the reasons why we really need to root for the show.
It’s Connection with other Marvel’s Netflix shows
Daredevil season 2 brought in 2 new Superheroes to the MCU, the Punisher, and Elektra. The Punisher was loved so much by the fans that he got his own solo series. In the Punisher, Deborah Ann Woll is going to reprise her role as Karen Page, providing the show a proper connection to Daredevil and possibly other Netflix shows.
Daredevil Season 2
We all saw what the Punisher is capable of in the second season of Daredevil. His arc was really amazing, and he was one of the main reasons for Daredevil season 2 being the best Marvel Netflix series ever made and he could probably do that with his show too.
With a character as popular and as well realized as Frank Castle, there needs to be a talent behind the scenes to create something good and make sure that he is done justice. Steve Lightfoot is the showrunner for this series and we all saw what he did with the very well critically acclaimed Hannibal. So, he is surely going to do justice with the show.
One of the best things about these Netflix series is that they have been allowed to go places where the movies can not. Making the Punisher a show for everyone would just be a waste of potential of the character and it is great that Marvel is not going to do that. We all love the way Punisher takes on crime, i.e. with the help of bullets, a shit load of bullets!
There have been several actors who have portrayed Castle in different mediums, including Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane, and Ray Stevenson, but Jon Bernthal’s stellar portrayal of the character has given him more depth than those before him. His performance was the main reason the character got his own show and became one of the most beloved Netflix characters, and he is the main reason why we need to be really excited for the show.
The series also stars Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, Paul Schulze as Rawlins, Jaime Ray Newman as Sarah Lieberman, Michael Nathanson as Sam Stein, with Daredevil‘s Deborah Ann Woll returning as Karen Page. Here’s the synopsis:
“After the murder of his family, Frank Castle is both haunted and hunted. In the criminal underworld, he’ll be known as The Punisher”.
Marvel’s The Punisher is expected to hit Netflix sometime this November.
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