Netflix Recruiting Jon Bernthal for 'Punisher' Spinoff
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Amongst the string of intriguing new Netflix series and castings comes yet another exciting announcement: a Punisher series might be coming with The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal as our leading man.
TV Line reports that the Daredevil spinoff is in early development, set to join fellow Netflix/Marvel partnerships like Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and new fan favorite Jessica Jones.
The Punisher, or Frank Castle, is the military man turned family man who "punishes" all those who do evil after his own wife and kids are assassinated by the mafia, at the wrong place at the wrong time. Castle becomes a vigilante, hungry for justice and revenge towards criminals.
Daredevil will welcome The Punisher in its second season. In an interview with EW, Bernthal said that he "had to put [himself] in as dark of [a] place as possible" for the role:
"Luckily I know guys in the military branch he was in," he told the site. "I trained with them and trained a lot with weapons. But with Frank, what was important was the emptiness inside him. He’s dealing with this unbelievable loss. There’s unbelievable anger and hatred and shame. There’s a sense of responsibility and as a father and husband, if I were to lose my family on my watch. I had to put myself in as dark of [a] place as possible the last six months."
His methods remind us of another comic book character turned real life film villain.
Daredevil season two releases March 18.