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Jon Bernthal: Frank Castle in “Daredevil” Season 2 is not The Punisher

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Looks like the man we saw wrecking faces in the newest season of Marvel’s Daredevil is still a budding version of what ultimately will become The Punisher that we all know and love.

ComicBook.com reports that, despite the critical (hell, universal) acclaim for powerhouse actor Jon Bernthal’s performance in the sophomore season of the Netflix series, we haven’t even scratched the surface of what audiences will see from Frank Castle in upcoming seasons.

“I think when you’re talking about characters like these, the way they fight, what’s motivating the fight is very important. Beating someone up to drag them into jail is different than someone who is exercising his rage on people. The Frank Castle you find in this story is not The Punisher,” Bernthal told ADTV. “He’s reeling from the loss of his family. He’s driven by rage and is on a singular mission to find these people who took his family from him, and do it as brutally as possible.

“This team that’s been assembled, they’re unbelievably ambitious. The fighting in this show everybody working together. I also believe the way in which he fights tells you volumes about the character. There’s a story with each and every punch, and they allow us to approach it like that. These guys are good enough to choreograph in that way.”

So what can we all expect from The Punisher in Daredevil Season 3, or even his recently announced solo spinoff? Looks like that information is under wraps for now:

“I have no idea. We are going to do a show with him next year,” he said. “I’m really excited about that. We’ll have to see.”

The Punisher will be the sixth series overall, following DaredevilJessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Defenders crossover miniseries. Either way, we’re in for one heck of a TV super hero golden age! So what do you folks think? Are you ready for more Punisher? Let me know in the comments below and stick with ITM for all things Marvel Cinematic Universe!

1 Comment

  1. JimJ

    So not The Punisher yet? Could it be true that Electra might return from the undead? This means only Daredevil has reached the endpoint of his character’s development although he still seems to get beat up after each fight and he seems no match for Wilson Fisk. In fact, Frank Castle cannot beat up Wilson Fisk at the end of season 2.

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