Daredevil‘s continued popularity helped Netflix greenlight a spin-off based on The Punisher greenlit. Now, former showrunner Stephen S. DeKnight wants Wilson “The Kingpin” Fisk to get a similar treatment on the streaming platform.
It’s recently been confirmed that Arrow producer Erik Oleson would serve as a showrunner to the third season of Daredevil due to the commitments of previous showrunners Drew Goddard and DeKnight on different projects (X-Force and Pacific Rim: Uprising, respectively). While one fan wanted DeKnight back for the next season of Daredevil, the former showrunner explained that he wouldn’t be able to commit to it – but he would but up for a miniseries about one character in particular:
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) October 25, 2017
Return of the King is in and of itself a Daredevil story arc, albeit one focused more on Fisk than Daredevil himself. Following the death of a loved one at the hands of Lady Bullseye, the Kingpin comes out of hiding to seek vengeance against this nemesis, teaming up with Daredevil in the process in order to take down a common foe. This kind of approach would lend itself to a short-form adaptation and would also give DeKnight time to pursue other projects, which would probably be a win-win all around for fans of the series.
Daredevil Season 3 is in development. Its cast includes Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock (Daredevil) and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk (The Kingpin).
7 Punisher Stories You Need To Read Before Marvel’s Netflix Series
Now that the Punisher trailer has hit the general audience, it’s time for fans to read up on the character before it’s too late. Even though the Punisher has had two movies already, the upcoming Netflix series looks like it will be the definitive adaptation of the character. His morals may be too dark for some people, but at the end of the day, Frank Castle is a hero through-and-through. Whether you want to put him in jail or let him keep working, there’s no denying that he has taken down deadly criminals who put innocent lives in danger.
The Punisher has been a part of the Marvel Universe since 1974 and he has quite a few amazing stories to choose from. Sometimes he’s left alone in his own corner of the Marvel Universe, and sometimes he’s a fully integrated member of the Avengers. No matter where he is or who he is interacting with, the Punisher always means business.
Hit Next to learn more about seven essential Punisher stories you need to read before his 13-part Marvel series arrives on Netflix!