Clancy Brown, who plays Colonel Ray Schoonover on Netflix’s Daredevil and The Punisher has praised the creative freedom that Netflix and Marvel have allowed the shows. Recently, Clancy Brown has become an icon when it comes to Comic-Book based Television, as he’s appeared in Marvel’s Netflix universe, along with DC’s The Flash. He’s also made the jump to the big screen with this year’s Thor: Ragnarok.
Seeing as most of his jobs surround adapting characters from comics, he’s not shy about admiring comic-books as a medium, as well as the execution of the projects he works on.
Speaking with SyfyWire, Brown discussed his role in the Marvel’s Netflix universe, as well as how both companies are handling the comic-book properties.
“I’ve always been a fan, it was always kind of forbidden when I was a kid. Now that geek culture has been embraced, you could argue that it’s taken over a little too much. Something like Punisher (is a live action character) that kind of has to be solved, but I think they’re doing a good job now of both Daredevil and Punisher. They hadn’t really been done well until Netflix did them.”
Brown went on to discuss how Netflix’s creative freedom is truly transparent by comparing his most recent role with Netflix on Trollhunters to The Punisher and Daredevil.
“Just like Trollhunters, they give the creators the freedom to do it. That said, I like doing stuff like Trollhunters because it’s original, ya know? You’re not trying to satisfy somebody else’s expectation or some old guy my age, ‘Colonel Schoonover would never do that!’ [Laughs] What do I know? I get paid to do what they tell me to do.”
While Colonel Ray Schoonover is deceased in Marvel’s Netflix universe, Daredevil and The Punisher are set to return to your television screens sometime next year.