Jon Bernthal Responds To Netflix Cancelling ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’

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 FistLuke 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:

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.

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Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer

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Avengers Endgame Marvel_Studios_Captain America Chris EvansToday, 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.

Click "Next" to see a full list of heroes featured in the trailer!

Iron ManAvengers Endgame Robert Downey Jr. 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.

Captain America

Captain America Avengers Endgame Winter SoldierThe 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.

Black Widow

Avengers Endgame Black Widow Marvel StudiosNatasha 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.

Thor

Avengers Endgame Chris Hemsworth Thor MarvelAlthough 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

Avengers Endgame Nebula Marvel StudiosNebula 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.

Ronin

Avengers Endgame Hawkeye RoninThe 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.

Ant-Man

Avengers Endgame Scott Lang Ant-Man Paul Rudd Marvel Studios

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.

Bruce Banner

Avengers Endgame Marvel Studios Spider-Man

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.

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