Jon Bernthal discussed the future of The Punisher and his desire to see the character return if it’s done right.
After making his first appearance as The Punisher in the second season of Daredevil, Jon Bernthal was recruited to reprise the role as the lead for the character’s standalone series. While The Punisher was later renewed for an additional season, Netflix canceled the Jon Bernthal series shortly after season 2 premiered as the streaming service continued the process of concluding its relationship with Marvel Television.
Since the cancelation of the Marvel shows, fans have been hoping to see Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher and the rest of the Netflix heroes return on another platform like Disney Plus. During an interview with Uproxx, Jon Bernthal noted that while he still loves the character and appreciates the support from the fans, seeing The Punisher done right is what’s important:
“Yeah, man, look, you know how it is. We know nothing about that process, and I welcome that. I love playing Frank. I love the Frank fan base. I love how much he means to people in the military community and the law enforcement community, the comic book fans are the best fans in the world. I care about the guy in my heart. So I was super grateful for the opportunity. And I think, like I said, to me, it’s really not about whether you do it or not, it’s just really getting it right and doing the version of him that does it justice. And, of course, I’ll always care about Frank with everything I got.”
Do you agree with Jon Bernthal’s thoughts on The Punisher? Should the series only continue of the showrunner can do justice by The Punisher? Lets us know below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Punisher season 2:
Former marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl (Giorgia Whigham). As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace a life as “The Punisher.
The Punisher season 2 stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Deborah Ann Woll, Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, Giorgia Whigham, Corbin Bernsen, and Annette O’Toole.
The Punisher seasons 1 and 2 are still available on Netflix.