When news broke that The Punisher would be included in season two of Daredevil on Netflix, fans went wild. They went even crazier when Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead was cast in the role. Well, reports have given everyone the cherry on top: a Punisher series starring Bernthal is in the works. Marvel and Netflix have not issued anything official regarding the series but it would spin off of this season’s Daredevil. There has been nothing but positive reviews for Bernthal’s performance especially from Marvel TV Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb. “[Jon Bernthal’s] Punisher is extraordinarily memorable, in every way.”
If The Punisher becomes official, it would be the sixth Marvel/Netflix series along with Daredevil, Jessica Jones and upcoming additions Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. Marvel has been busy lately with its TV lineup as it gears up for season 2 of Agent Carter and announced earlier this month along with ABC Marvel’s Most Wanted was taken off the shelf and given the green light for production and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has potential for a third season. The Punisher is the one Marvel character that can get away with being reincarnated many times over because he never really changes. He has no superpowers or abilities and doesn’t come from a different planet. He’s just a regular guy with a lot of weapons. I have not seen any variations before the Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson movies so I can only speak of their roles which they played very well. I look forward to seeing Jon when Daredevil season 2 premieres March 18.
Stay tuned for more information and you could view the Daredevil season two trailer below.