Jon Bernthal Discusses The Future Of ‘The Punisher’

Jon Bernthal commented on the rumors surrounding the possibility of seeing The Punisher continue on new platform like Disney Plus.

Shortly after the second season of The Punisher debuted on Netflix, the streaming service canceled the Jon Bernthal series as it prepared to cease its relationship with Marvel Television. While it appeared as though Jon Bernthal’s time as The Punisher was over for good, Marvel Studios’ plans to produce television projects for Disney Plus offered fans some hope that the series could be revived on the upcoming streaming platform.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jon Bernthal expressed his gratitude for how The Punisher has resonated with the law enforcement community, the military community, and comic book fans. While The Punisher may have concluded with its second season, Jon Bernthal says the character still holds a place in his heart and is “100 percent in my bones”:

“Frank Castle, the place where he’s at and the journey where he’s at, is something that I bought into wholeheartedly. He will always have a place in my heart and I will always be very protective of him and that project.”

With speculation regarding the possibility of seeing The Punisher and other characters from the Netflix return on a different platform still going strong, Jon Bernthal noted that he’s not necessarily holding out hope to see the character continue with him in the role. However, Jon Bernthal added that what’s important to him is that The Punisher is done right for the fans:

“For me, with Frank, it’s really not whether we do it again or not, or whether I play him again or not, it’s about doing it right. I just care so much about getting him right, and that’s kind of where it begins and ends with me. I just give want to give the folks whom he means so much to the Frank Castle that they deserve. That’s sort of where I’m at with it. I love Frank. I always have, I always will.”

Would you like see Jon Bernthal reprise his role as The Punisher? Do you think The Punisher stands a chance of returning on a different platform? Let 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.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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