Perhaps he saw the writing on the wall, but Mr. Frank Castle himself, Jon Bernthal, took to social media in light of the recent cancellation of Marvel’s The Punisher series on Netflix.
It was never a question of whether or not The Punisher, as well as Jessica Jones would suffer the same fate as Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil. More like it was just a matter of when. While the Marvel Netflix series have all been officially snapped out of existence, Jon Bernthal posted an image of himself as Frank Castle just one hour ago, before the official cancellation news. In the Instagram post, as well as on his Twitter page, Bernthal sends his gratitude to the soldiers who have served and know the same kind of pain that Frank himself has no felt.
More than that, Jon Bernthal considered it an honor to walk in Frank Castle’s boots as The Punisher. He’s grateful not just to the men and women who have served, but the comic book fans as well, but more than that, the soldiers who helped train him for this role. Here, have a look at Bernthal’s goodbye to Frank Castle in the post below:
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To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots. I’m endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to. Thank you to the USMC and all the wonderful soldiers who trained me. Go Hard. Be safe.
As we know by now, the Marvel Netflix characters are officially on ice until 2020. So we may not see the likes of The Punisher and the rest of the Marvel Netflix roster for quite some time now. How and where they’ll appear after that is anyone’s guess. They probably wouldn’t be on Disney+ since the shows cater to a difference than what Bob Iger has discussed. There’s always Hulu, which already hosts The Runaways, but would it be the same versions of these characters?
Or, go a step further, maybe The Punisher and the other cancelled characters can appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU proper, I mean, because no matter how much Jeph Loeb says it, it’s not as connected as you may think. But either way, what do you think of Bernthal’s farewell to Frank Castle and The Punisher series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Marvel’s The Punisher is available now on Netflix. Enjoy it while you can.
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe's population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos' decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
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Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos' decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans' contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she's been assessing the consequences of Thanos' actions. Standing by Captain America's side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can't fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos' wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos' and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers' front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos' decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.