One Batch, Two Batch, Penny and Dime. The only thing that comes to our minds when we listen to these words is Punisher. Perhaps the most ruthless superhero in Marvel Universe, Punisher is almost everyone’s favorite. Coming November, Netflix will release their latest Marvel series, The Punisher. With so much talent involved in the project, we cannot wait to see Jon Bernthal’s Punisher this November. And it’s okay to be excited, because who can forget Daredevil season 2, right?
6. The Show runners also worked on NBC’s Hannibal
This one is for the fannibals. NBC’s Hannibal was one of the greatest adaptation of Thomas Harris’ books. The people responsible for that – Steven Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller. Well worry not Marvel fans, the show is in the right hands. While season 1 and 2 of Hannibal were amazing, the third season started a bit show but was still pretty good.
Hannibal was known for it gore and gruesome content with the correct mixture of art and violence. We think that’s just what Punisher needs. With Punisher’s tragic backstory, let’s see what Fuller and Lightfoot can bring to the table.
5. Karen Page
Reprising her role as Karen Page, Deborah Ann Woll is the perfect choice for the role. While the world has declared the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen as dead, it would be interesting to see how Karen turns out to be after Matt’s supposed death. Also, there’s more to Karen than meets the eye. That much always been clear to the fans. For starters, she was framed for a murder and killed Wilson Fisk’s right hand. No doubt we’ll get to see her full backstory in Daredevil season 3, but maybe, just maybe we get to see some of her past in The Punisher too. Guess we’ll just have to wait and watch.
4. No Hand
Let’s face it. Hand has been one of the weakest point of Marvel’s Netflix Universe. The ninja group that was first introduced in Daredevil season 1 has been a common factor in three of the shows now. And while Defenders cleared their backstory, they still seem to be pretty boring despite the revelation of Signourney Weaver being their leader.
Thankfully, Frank Castle has no grudges with the Ninjas or their way. How do we know that you ask? Well we get no mystical vibes from the show so far. Counts, right?
3. The Chair Guy
Every hero needs a chair guy. Especially the ones who do not have super speed or super strength or flight ability. MCU gave Spiderman’s chair guy in Spiderman : Homecoming but why stop there.
Frank Castle’s right hand man, Micro will be a part of The Punisher. Introduced in the fourth volume of the main Punisher series by Mike Baron and Klaus Janson, David Lieberman would become the Punisher’s guy in the chair giving him intel and weaponry. Played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach, it would be interesting to see Frank and Micro’s relationship in a brand new light. We just hope Moss Bachrach can nail it.
2. The Violence
Remember the Jail scene from Daredevil season 2, when Frank kills everyone with nothing but his fists. Nothing short of beautiful we’d say. Punisher has and always will be violent. Obviously, the guns and violence go hand in hand.
If that’s not enough, we have plenty of references from the comics as well. Perhaps the greatest reference would be when Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe. Written by Garth Ennis, the comic arc showed Frank killing almost every major Marvel superhero. A man with no superpowers killed the likes of Hulk and Wolverine. If the show could even show 1% of that much violence, we’ve hit the jackpot.
Dolph Lundgren? Naah. Thomas Jane? Pass. Jon Bernthal? Hell yes. Jon Bernthal is nothing short of a revelation as Frank Castle.
The talented actor has been a part of a lot of projects in the past but this, this is arguably the greatest thing he has ever done. The way Jon treats Punisher is something to behold. While everyone cried when Hugh Jackman left Logan’s persona, we sure would cry the day when Jon Bernthal leaves Punisher behind.
We can definitely expect Jon Bernthal to once again bring his A-game for The Punisher. We’ll just have to wait patiently till November to see him back in action.
Via What Culture