Jon Bernthal Isn’t Moving On From Being ‘The Punisher’ Any Time Soon

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The Punisher star Jon Bernthal says that he has no plans to move on from the role of Frank Castle.

Speaking to fans at Fandemic Tour Houston, The Punisher star Jon Bernthal discussed a lot of topics, including if he ever intends on moving on from Frank Castle after his show’s cancellation by Netflix. All of the Marvel/Netflix shows, including The Punisher, were axed earlier this year, leaving many of the interweaving narratives unfinished.

At Fandemic Tour Houston, Jon Bernthal was asked which DC Comics character he’d like to play. Jon Bernthal answered the question by maintaining that he doesn’t really know what’s next for him and that he would be grateful for anything that seemed up his alley.

“Shit, I don’t know. I don’t know, I really don’t know. I really don’t know. And I think a lot of it, people ask me all the time, ‘How do you pick stuff, and what do you want to play?’ There’s nobody who comes up here and does this for a living that didn’t struggle for a long time, and didn’t have a lot of doors slammed in their face. And I had every kind of door you can imagine slammed in my face. I got a giant-ass nose, I got big ol’ floppy ears, people are like, ‘It is never gonna work for you.’ I remember going into auditions and casting directors never even looking up from their phone, and they wanted nothing to do with me. That’s hard. There’s times where you go long periods of time, the phone doesn’t ring, and I know what that’s like. It’s a reality of this kind of work. But the cool thing is, that great thing, that great job, that great love, that’s out there.”

The Punisher star Jon Bernthal continued by discussing how he’s willing to go where the wind takes him, though he did reveal that he would be interested in playing the Hulk.

“I don’t know what’s out there, and that’s part of the thing that I love about it. I don’t know what the next great thing is, so I don’t have my eyes on, ‘I want to play the Hulk,’ or some shit like that. If something comes to me, and it’s written well, and it’s with people I really want to roll with, I’m gonna roll. And if it’s not, I’m not gonna do it. … I don’t have my eyes on any of them, but if something cool came around, let’s talk about it.”

Continuing, Jon Bernthal said that he would love to continue playing The Punisher and perhaps his hesitancy to take on new superhero-esque roles stemmed from him having no desire to move on from playing Frank Castle.

“I love Frank, too. I really don’t have any desire to move off of him.”

He ended the topic by revealing that he genuinely has no idea what’s next for The Punisher but that he would obviously love to return to the role in whatever capacity.

“And like, by the way, honestly, y’all will know before me. They don’t tell me shit. It’s all about Frank. He needs to be portrayed in a very certain way, in my opinion, and he means so much to so many people in the comic book community, and the law enforcement community, and the military community. In my opinion, you don’t just do a Punisher, you don’t just do a Frank Castle thing, you know? You gotta do it right, and you gotta respect what he stands for, what he’s all about. To me, if that works out, then I’ll jump in with everything I have. And if not, I’m not gonna.”

Do you want Jon Bernthal to return to the role of The Punisher? Let us know in the comments section!

You can check out the plot for Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher below.

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 is still available on Netflix. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Jon Bernthal and the future of The Punisher.


DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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