The Punisher

Jon Bernthal to star as The Punisher in Daredevil Season 2

Season one of Daredevil was a huge success, a gritty Noir look at the New York superhero that played true with Frank Miller’s classic storylines. It also featured an amazing performance by Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, The Kingpin. Netflix knocked it out of the park and excitement is high for the next shows, which includes Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and then the team up movie The Defenders. There is also a second season of Daredevil coming and it just got VERY exciting.

The Punisher will finally make his first appearance in the Marvel controlled movie world in this second season on Netflix and Jon Bernthal will star as The Punisher. This is huge news and Bernthal will be perfect in this role. Too many people have fan casting when it comes to Daredevil, and a lot of people wanted someone like Tom Hardy to play Frank Castle. However, Bernthal, who played Shane on The Walking Dead, is a great choice and this could finally be his breakout role.

“Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television in a press release today. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”

Daredevil is the perfect place for The Punisher to enter the Marvel Universe. Daredevil is a character who lives by a code of honor – he doesn’t kill and prefers to allow justice to punish criminals. Frank Castle is a man whose family was slaughtered by the mafia and knows that the justice system is worthless when dealing with certain criminals. He is there to take down the criminals that the law won’t dare face. Seeing these two characters face off on Netflix will be amazing.

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Shawn is a film critic with 30 years of experience in print and online media. He is a former member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks and everything in between.

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