The Punisher is Coming to Hell’s Kitchen
News broke today on Marvel.com that actor Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) will be playing The Punisher in season two of Marvel’s Daredevil. Jon Bernthal is a fantastic casting choice for this iconic Marvel character. He’s a gritty actor with the emotional depth and hardness needed to portray such a ruthless, justice-seeking character. Bernthal has most recently appeared in Mob City, The Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street, and Fury.
Frank Castle/The Punisher is a military trained weapons expert who ventures to New York City to settle a personal score with the Mob. Castle’s appearance in Hell’s Kitchen may signal a new threat or possibly a new ally to Charlie Cox/Matt Murdoch. Marvel’s Head of Television Joseph Loeb said today that “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdoch and nothing will be the same.” Castle is notorious for going outside the law to execute justice. Considering Murdoch is a lawyer, this could prose a problem.
Daredevil received rave reviews after its debut in April, spurring an immediate renewal from Marvel and Netflix. Marvel’s next series to hit Netflix is Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones will air later in 2015, followed by Daredevil’s second season in 2016.