Netflix has dropped a new trailer and a release date for the 13 episode first season of Marvel’s The Punisher, the latest entry in the Netflix Marvel TV Universe which stars Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal as the vigilante Frank Castle.
Netflix had kept the release date (November 17… no need to drag this out anymore) under wraps leaving fans eager to know when they would get to see Bernthal next after his first appearance in the second season of Daredevil.
As you can see, the trailer is full of flashbacks that lay the groundwork for what appears to be a rogue military mission led by Rawlins (Paul Schulze) that transformed Frank Castle into the dangerous man he is in the present. We’re not just seeing a Frank Castle damaged by the loss of his family, he’s noticeably stricken with remorse for the acts he committed while on that mission.
There’s also a persistent hacker who tries to convince Frank to team up and take down the group responsible for their shared pain, revealing a cause behind the chaos that the Punisher is sure to bring.
While there’s still a few weeks before the premiere it’s likely that this trailer was held (or that maybe — and this is just speculation — it was recut) after The Punisher panel was pulled from the New York Comic Con lineup in early October after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Obviously, that was the right call, but there will surely be people who will wonder if the timing will ever be right for another ultra-violent series about a damaged vigilante killer in a country beset by gun violence. The Punisher isn’t alone in having to shoulder the burden of those questions. Look at the Bruce Willis-starring Death Wish reboot that’s coming, though that trailer seemed to giddily embrace violence, laughing it off at a point. Will Hollywood pump the breaks on making content like this at some point? Should it? Those are big questions, but the answer to the first is likely tied more to how many people watch The Punisher than how many people are outraged by it.
As high as the season premiere episode reached last week, this week’s episode fell short of wowing audiences again. It’s too be expected though. You can’t keep up the wow factor from opening night to the next. Titled, “Mixed Signals,” the episode sent mixed signals throughout the entire episode. After being locked up within the Speedforce one would think you’d go insane. But when Barry escaped, he had been acting as if everything was just as he had left. Of course, that was not the case, nor was it ever as viewers would discover later in the show.
If you haven’t seen last night’s episode of the The Flash, you may want to look away until you do. These reviews contain plenty of spoilers and don’t tend to hold back on any kind of speculation. Titled, “The Flash Reborn” this week’s premiere episode saw the return of Barry Allen after ending last season by walking into the Speed Force with something that looked like his mother. While the series has been on a bit of a roll, the season premiered began with some mixed emotions. Of course, you had plenty of people who were happy to see the return of the Scarlet Speedster, but there were also some who thought Barry hadn’t been gone long enough. And there were even those who thought he should have stayed in there for an episode or two longer while everyone else worked to solve any personal issues that may have developed over the Summer.
Jon Bernthal is going full bloody Punisher in this first trailer for the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series The Punisher scheduled to hit some time in late 2017. There aren’t any other costumed heroes in this trailer and hopefully it will stay that way for the entire series. Frank Castle needs to clean some house before he teams up with any more costumed heroes. Check out the trailer below to find out just how far the Punisher will go to punish those that killed his family. (more…)
Last week’s penultimate episode of Game of Thrones continued the series long tradition delivering a jaw dropping episode. In last week’s episode, the “magnificent seven” went north of The Wall to secure a wight for the purpose of convincing Cersei and everyone that their beef over the iron throne pales in comparison to the real war. It was epic as they faced off against a horde of the dead. Lucky for them, Daenerys was able to come in and save their butts courtesy of her three dragons. Unluckily for her, the Night King used an ice spear to take down her dragon Viserion and later on reanimate him as an undead dragon. As they sailed to King’s Landing for the summit, Jon decided to finally bend the knee to Danny. But was their trials and sacrifices worth it? How did this week’s episode of Game of Thrones go?
Frank Castle’s journey to live action has been spotty at best. Sure the 2004 film staring Thomas Jane wasn’t absolutely terrible and the sorta-sequel-but-not-reboot with Ray Stevenson four years later was fun ultra-violent romp, and neither of those films featured anyone naked in a sewer, fans of the Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr. and, Ross Andru created Marvel character have been waiting to see the war veteran turned crime buster get a more truthful adaption.
Then, in Netflix’s second season of Daredevil last year, the prayers of Punisher fans were answered when The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal debuted in the role. Well, their prayers were sorta answered. While Bernthal brought a lot of what was missing from the violent vigilante from his previous live action appearances, Frank Castle still wasn’t sporting the classic skull emblazoned combat gear…
Well, wait no more, with the character getting his own Netflix series soon (sometime this year,) and not only do we have the trailer which shows off Castle set to ‘collect’ but also a first look at the heavily armed anti-hero finally dressed properly.
You can check out both below:
They promised us that “Winter Has Come” and it sure did on tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones! This week’s episode “Beyond The Wall” took place primarily beyond the wall as Jon Snow’s “Suicide Squad” went North in the hopes of capturing a live wight in the hopes of convincing Cersei and Daenerys to put their beef on hold so that everyone can form an alliance to fight the Night King and the upcoming army of the dead. No matter what power plays are going on in Game of Thrones, the endgame has always been the Long Night and the terror that may come, who rules is small potatoes. But their quest will not be easy, they will have to face-off against the army of the dead in an unfamiliar territory (for most of them). So how did this week’s episode of Game of Thrones go?
The final trailer for Netflix and Marvel‘s The Defenders has hit the Internet and centers on Alexandria played by Sigourney Weaver. She’s a mystery at this point, but just listen to her explain the facts of life to our four heroes, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Matt Murdock and it’s easy to hear the malevolent undertones clearly. Alexandria is one lady not to be messed with. Check it out below. (more…)
It was going to be hard to match last week’s kickass, balls to the wall, super awesome dragon action third act of Game of Thrones. After all, we finally got to see Danny going to war with the Lannisters herself, riding on top of Drogon, and setting countless soldiers ablaze. She also had that massive Dothraki horde as well. Every single frame of that episode was epic and really upped the ante for a show that has consistently amazed us as each episode continues since its beginning. So with such a massive episode last week, how did this week’s episode of Game of Thrones go?
Fans have been clamoring for a sequel to director Pete Travis‘ 2012 Dredd since the movie hit theater screens. When fans figured out that a film sequel was a long shot, they turned their attention to hopes for an HBO like television series, in fact it’s been something of an Internet sensation over the last couple of years. When the producers of the film started to talk seriously about a TV series of course fans only wanted one man under that iconic helmet, Karl Urban. Urban has talked at conventions about wanting to be involved in a sequel and now has finally confirmed that he is in talks with the new Judge Dredd : Mega City One TV series. (more…)