Since the last season of Daredevil, fans have been existing in a kind of desert, devoid of the hard-hitting, character-driven, brilliantly plotted spectacle that was season 1. As the Netflix premiere of season 2 of draws nearer, fans desperately await the gritty oasis that will finally slake their vigilante thirst. Well, fans, prepare to wet your whistles a bit with this two minute featurette just released by Marvel. The clip features interviews with Charlie Cox and Jon Bernthal about their characters, as well as plenty of new footage heavily focused on the new character the Punisher. So if you thought the thirst for nonlethal vengeance might overtake you before Friday, pull up a seat and allow your eyes to drink in this beautiful footage, friend.
Here ya go, pardner. Drink up:
With the Punisher, it really looks like Marvel nailed the live action incarnation of their character here (which shouldn’t be a surprise by now). All due respect to Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane, and Ray Stevenson, this iteration of the Punisher is the one fans have been waiting for. Bernthal seems to really have gotten inside the character and found out what makes him tick as a person. The Punisher is the perfect foil for Daredevil in season 2, picking up many of the thematic elements from the first season, in which Daredevil wrestled a little bit with whether or not he could do what needed to be done without crossing the line of killing another person. It appears that this season, the show is diving headfirst into that moral conundrum and giving it the full examination it deserves. Daredevil already walks a fine line and as the Punisher says, “You’re just one bad day away from being me.”
Daredevil season 2 drops on Netflix on Friday. If you still don’t think you can wait that long. take another look at that gorgeous last trailer that was released.
What did you think of this featurette? Is Bernthal going to do the Punisher justice?