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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.

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…)

Netflix Punisher Trailer and Costume

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:
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With shooting in New York underway for the upcoming Netflix Daredevil spinoff show, little has actually been leaked about the specifics of the Punisher series starring Jon Bernthal. But it looks like a few casting bullets have fallen from the clip.

Joining the returning Bernthal will be Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO’s Girls) and Amber Rose Revah (Son of God). In addition, set photos have revealed a well known Daredevil cast member taking five with the Punisher. We’ll get to that in a bit. First, onto the new casting!  (more…)

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It was kind of a surprise when Marvel Studios decided to use the Punisher in Daredevil season 2, and it was kind of a surprise when they cast Jon Bernthal to play the part of the shoot first/no questions later vigilante Frank Castle. But the success of Daredevil, and the success of Bernthal’s portrayal, gave Marvel an opening: maybe they could finally have a solo Punisher adventure that won’t suck. We don’t when, we don’t know how, but apparently the new Punisher series is currently in production in New York City, if a spy picture of a grizzled Bernthal on the street is to be believed. (more…)

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Fans might not have to wait as long as they initially thought for the return of Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) to Netflix. Bernthal was fantastic as the Punisher in season two of Netflix’s Daredevil. That performance directly led to a spinoff series about the troubled vigilante, but no one expected that new series to get done by 2017. Now thanks to a Reddit posting there is a chance that the Punisher series might make it to Netflix sometime in 2017. (more…)

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Netflix‘s second season of Daredevil was fantastic in so many ways. Jon Bernthal knocked it so far out of the park when it came to Frank Castle and the Punisher that Marvel and Netflix decided to spinoff the character into his own Netflix Punisher series. Bernthal recently talked about the character and what we might expect to see in the series and had some interesting and poignant things to say about Frank Castle and the Punisher. (more…)

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There’s only a couple of days until Netflix‘s Daredevil Season 2 hits on Friday and Jon Bernthal, aka the Punisher, has just posted a behind the scenes video and picture of the Punisher in action, doing the things the Punisher does best, throwing lead. Fan and critic’s reactions to Bernthal’s Punisher will be key to any movement on a solo Punisher series or movie going forward. Marvel may have denied any plans, but overwhelming positive reviews might sway that decision. (more…)

If you’ve never run across an Ask Marvel video, the concept is simple. Fans send in questions and the stars answer. The latest Marvel series to go under the fan question microscope is the cast of Netflix‘s Daredevil Season 2. Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll and Jon Bernthal read and answer fan questions. Click through to find out important and interesting facts about their season two characters. (more…)