Netflix has released the first full look at what is certain to be Frank Castle’s last go-around on the streaming service, with Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2. After being given a second chance at the end of the first season, Frank comes across Amy Bendix, an obscure character from the comics in need of his help, giving him reason to pick up his guns once again.
The trailer is great, and packed to the brim with ultraviolence that the character is already known for. Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 hits Netflix on January 18th.
Marvel and Netflix have finally shared the first full trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher, and it one hell of a hard-hitting slugfest. Rightfully as it should be. Metallica blaring over the speakers, with guns, explosions, and a lot of blood. This is The Punisher. This is Frank Castle done right.
Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil and he’s joined by newcomers Ben Barnes as Billy Russo aka Jigsaw, Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces who runs a private military corporation called “Anvil;” Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them.
The best character in Punisher history is set to appear in the upcoming Netflix adaptation for The Punisher, and Jon Bernthal seems to be pretty excited about the prospect. The Battle Van is an oft-used mode of transportation for Frank Castle, that is loaded to the brim with defensive weapons, and an arsenal that could support an army. It also made for one of the coolest toys ever.
“They travel around in the Battle Van in the comics, so it was important for us to do our version of that,” Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb confirms on Netflix’s Media Center. “It’s not the Batmobile, but it’s definitely an iconic character that people know.”
Netflix has posted a cryptic new teaser for The Punisher spotlighting the shows focus on trade secrets and conspiracy theories that will factor heavily into the still-unknown plot of the upcoming series. Mention of Micro, and Operation Cerberus, as well as a good shot of the full logo.
In addition, we also have a batch of stills from the first episode which feature Jon Bernthal as the vigilante and some of his supporting cast, including Daredevil alum Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo/Jigsaw, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro. Hit the jump to check out the stills.
Former Marvel Comics editor, turned Senior Vice President of Creator and Content Development, C.B. Cebulski, has stoked the fires of rumor on Jon Bernthal’s Punisher series. Reports are saying that Cebulski told the crowd at the Asia Pop Comic-Con in Manila, “another Marvel hero may be showing up [in the Punisher].”
While the most logical conclusion would be Daredevil, his fate at the end of Defenders would imply that it would be best to leave him in the dark until his third season begins. Fans have begun to speculate that it could be Marc Spector, aka Moon Knight. We know that Brian Michael Bendis is writing a series for the silver and black Avenger, and the recent reveal of Shohreh Aghdashloo’s supporting role as a psychiatrist, it’s possible that Marc Spector (who suffers from multiple personality disorder) might be one of her patients. We’ll find out soon, as The Punisher debuts later this year.
If you stuck around to the end for Marvel’s Defenders, well after the credits, you would’ve seen the first trailer for the upcoming Marvel’s The Punisher series starring Jon Bernthal (we also posted it on Friday). Now, Netflix has released a new image of the vigilante in all his skull-emblazoned glory.
Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil where he’s joined by newcomers Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, aka Jigsaw, Frank’s Castle’s former friend from his Special Forces days who runs a successful private military corporation called Anvil.
For the few that binged the entirety of The Defenders since its release this morning, you received a gift in the form of the first Punisher trailer. The rest of us? Well, it’s been leaked online! The trailer is short but does a good job of showing the tone of what to expect from the ultra-violent vigilante.
We get shots of Frank Castle reliving his time in the Middle East, as well as the murder and memories of his family, interspersed with the man himself pummeling a concrete floor, revealing the iconic skull logo. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, which was posted on Twitter.
It’s been a busy year for Netflix’s Marvel series, and it’s only getting busier. The Defenders comes out later this year, August 18th to be exact, and it looks like The Punisher will be joining it come this November.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, director Dearbhla Walsh let slip the series general release date of November, while discussing her first television projects outside of the U.K.
I’ve directed one other time that hasn’t been aired yet, which was an episode for the new Marvel series The Punisher, which I did just before Christmas, but it’s not airing until November. I directed that in New York and edited in L.A., but this was my first directing experience in lovely Canada.