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:
When the it was first announced that The Punisher would be coming to Netflix in April 2016, it heralded a full embrace of the darker side of Marvel onscreen. Although other more mature shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have already proven popular for their gritty portrayal of super-heroism in the dark unberbellies of realistically crime-riddled cities, The Punisher promises to plunge into ever darker depths. It will revolve around a hero who has no qualms about killing bad guys, who mows down villains with his trusty machine gun and hardly loses a wink of sleep. (more…)
2016 left us with no shortage of nerdy television shows to watch and we can sit back and relax without fear since 2017 will be no different. Not only are will boob tube lovers be treated with continued seasons of Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (Finally!), and much more; some amazing new series are set to premiere this year, which every nerd should put on their must watch list. (more…)
This past year, Marvel finally found a way to make The Punisher work on film. After no less than three previous filmed attempts, and that includes the horrid 1989 version starring Dolph Lundgren, Punisher is here to stay, albeit on TV. The Punisher series on Netflix will likely launch sometime next year, but there was a TV genius that once tried to bring a little flair to Punisher, although he was foiled by the producers and the studio in the end. Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter once wrote a couple of drafts of The Punisher, but despite the skill he demonstrated later with this biker gang show, he found no patrons from his vision. (more…)
The Punisher is out there, and he’s getting ready for a 2017 release on Netflix. Production on Punisher came up quite suddenly, but clearly Netflix and Marvel Studios know that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and with the overwhelmingly positive fan and critical reaction to Jon Bernthal‘s portrayal of the skull-shirted vigilante, it seemed right to hop on this Punisher series soon rather than latter. Now we know that Deborah Ann Woll will be reprising her Daredevil role as Karen Page in the Punisher show and that Ebon Moss-Bachrach will be playing Punisher’s sidekick and supplier Microchip, but who else will be appearing alongside Bernthal on the show? (more…)
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…)
According to the normal rules of TV, when you’ve got something good you keep cranking it out until no one wants any part of it anymore. Netflix isn’t following any established method though, they’re taking a different approach: always leave them wanting more. Such is the case for their slate of Marvel Studios programming. One would think that with the tremendous, flattering success of Jessica Jones, and the warm reception for Daredevil season two, that Netflix would want to get new seasons of those shows rolling post haste. But no, we won’t see those shows again for a while. About two years to be precise. (more…)
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…)
While we’re waiting for Part Two of the Daredevil Season 2 trailer that should hit on the 25th, Netflix has released another teaser to poke the bear that is Daredevil fans. When you click-through the jump, make sure you listen just as carefully as you watch this teaser. Just like part one of the trailer that hit a few days ago, there’s a lot going on in the background noises. (more…)
First we were told we’d be getting to see The Punisher as a supporting character (played by Jon Bernthal) in Daredevil‘s second season, premiering Friday, March 18th. Then, rumors started swirling that Netflix and Marvel were interested in pursuing a standalone series based on the troubled comic book character. According to TV Line, not only is the rumor true, but developments on the series are now underway at Marvel! (more…)