Due to the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Jon Berthal’s portrayal of The Punisher in season 2 of Daredevil, Netflix has just announced this morning that the gun toting vigilante will return in his own Netflix series. Check out the announcement teaser below.
The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.https://t.co/nGKCa2taEV
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 29, 2016
Check out the official statement from Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb:
“We want to thanks the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank castle from ‘Marvel’s Daredevil.’ Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to Netflix.”
Steve Lightfoot briefly weighed in on him taking over the role of Executive Producer and Showrunner for the upcoming Punisher series.
“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle makes him and incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into this world. After watching Jon’s performance in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”
The Punisher is currently without a release date, but with Luke Cage arriving later this year, and Iron Fist currently filming, don’t expect the series until 2017. Are you excited for The Punisher? Which characters would you like to see show up! Let us know!