It’s hard not to enjoy what Marvel has been offering on Netflix. Recently we’ve seen some trailers for Iron Fist, the fourth Marvel series following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, which arrives on the streaming platform early next year. That will be followed up by the ensemble series The Defenders, which sees all four titular standalone heroes unite to defeat a yet to be revealed villain, which is rumored to be The Hand.
While all of that is going on, Netflix and Marvel are currently working on The Punisher. At first, it was thought that the Daredevil spinoff series would be released sometime in 2018. But now, it has been confirmed that it will instead be released in 2017. Check out the full story below.
Back in January we found out that Netflix and Marvel were developing a potential Daredevil spinoff series titled The Punisher, focusing of course on Frank Castle, who made his debut in the recently released Daredevil season two and was played by The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal.
Today it’s been confirmed that this isn’t something that might happen anymore. It actually is happening. Netflix has officially ordered a full first season of the Punisher series, with Bernthal set to reprise his role as Castle. Hannibal writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot will handle showrunner duties on The Punisher, while also writing the first two episodes and executive producing.
It’s one of the ultimate comic book debates: should a hero be willing to kill the bad guys for the greater good, or simply thwart their plans as many times as necessary? Many heroes, such as Batman, adhere to a code in which they nobly refuse to kill anyone, no matter how evil. And yet some villains, such as Joker (going back to Batman), have killed numerous innocent people, and continue to do so after escaping the capture of our so very noble hero again and again and again. Should the Dark Knight make an exception in this case, or should he stay true? There will never be a right answer; it will always be disputed.
Another noble hero is the title character in Netflix’s Daredevil, as he proved many times in season one of the series. But in season two of the series, he meets someone more than willing to end the lives of those he deems worthy of deletion from existence, The Punisher, who puts it bluntly: “I do the one thing that you can’t. You hit ’em and they get back up. I hit ’em and they stay down.”
A new featurette titled “Daredevil & Punisher” has been released examining the two characters, with insight from the actors behind the characters, Charlie Cox and Jon Bernthal. You can check out the video below.
The release of Daredevil season 2 is upon us, and with just only a few more days left before all 13 episodes are released to us for our binge-watching pleasure, Netflix has released one final trailer to remind us that it is coming. We’ve seen a couple of trailers, one that focuses on The Punisher (Jon Bernthal), and another focusing on Elektra (Elodie Yung).
But this newly released one centers on the different styles of action we will see from the title hero, his former lover, and the man who is seeking vengeance. Plus, there are a couple of ninjas who will get in their way. And who doesn’t love a good fight against an overwhelming number of ninjas? Check out the final trailer for Daredevil below.
Last week, Netflix released Part One of the Daredevil Season 2 trailer. The first half focused mainly on Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) aka The Punisher and his search for vengeance against those who took his family away from him. The differing ideologies of how justice should be dealt puts the titular hero and the anti-hero on opposite sides. The latter believes that Daredevil (Charlie Cox) is only “half-measure,” that he is “unable to finish the job,” and above all, he believes that The Man Without Fear is a “coward.”
Towards the end of that trailer, we were teased with the appearance of Elektra (Elodie Yung), who greets our hero from the shadows of his apartment. Now a newly released trailer reveals why she has stopped by Hell’s Kitchen, and it isn’t to exchange pleasantries. Check it out below.