So the word on the street is the Punisher will be making an appearance on Netflix’s second season of Marvel’s Daredevil, which debuts March 18th. But even more exciting than that is Netflix might be working on bringing a permanent The Punisher series to the network, which would completely turn me into a drooling fanboy! According to Tvline.com they have information that supports Netflix indeed making their move to bring Jon Bernthal into a full time Frank Castle role. The quote below is referencing Daredevil and making hints towards The Punisher.
“Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we’re also going to force people to second-guess themselves,” previewed exec producer Doug Petrie in a recent interview with EW.com. “Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky s–t.”
I still have my reservations about Jon Bernthal in the role of Frank Castle, as I am a bit of a Thomas Jane fan, but I am willing to give him the chance to show me what he’s got. We can also only hope that Netflix doesn’t dumb down the character and gives it the full respect Castle deserves. In other words, none of this PG bull, we want to see The Punisher as intended. If Daredevil and Jessica Jones are any indication, I think Netflix is prepared to do the character justice. Now we just need to have Netflix do a series on Spawn, or an entire movie! Spawn needs some love too!
What do you think of The Punisher possibly being a Netflix Original series? Do you think the network will do the character justice? Let us know your thoughts and comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter. In the meantime, enjoy the below Punisher short, Dirty Laundry, with Thomas Jane.