With The Defenders hoopla now past us, it’s time to look ahead to the next exciting Marvel/Netflix series, The Punisher, which arrives this Fall. Empire Magazine has now provided another look at the 13-episode Jon Bernthal vehicle with what they are calling an “exclusive look” at Frank Castle’s back story.
According to the article, the image below shows Frank Castle in his pre-‘Punisher’ days, as a U.S. Marine dressed in battle gear and presumably in some sort of an intense gun battle. The story also suggests that we will get more insight into Frank’s backstory and what eventually led to him becoming the ruthless skull-sporting vigilante.
Although it shares the same universe as The Defenders, Frank’s storyline will pretty much be its own entity and that has Bernthal excited as he talks about Castle haunted by his wife and child brutal murders.
“It’s the only thing that silences the demons, temporarily… There’s going to be an attempt to move beyond the Punisher, but that’s something he can’t shake. There’s part of me that’s hungry to get back into the darkness, that’s excited to see it fall apart.”
Here is the synopsis and first teaser for Marvel’s The Punisher.
Frank Castle is haunted and hunted after the murder of his family and becomes a vigilante known in the criminal underworld as “the Punisher,” who aims to fight crime by any means necessary.
Marvel’s The Punisher is expected to hit Netflix this fall.
10 The Defenders/Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossovers We Want To See
After three long years, the Marvel Netflix universe is finally coming together for the epic crossover event series The Defenders, where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will team up to fight to save New York from a massive army of deadly ninjas known as The Hand. However, that is not the only crossover that Marvel and Defenders fans are longing for. Ever since these shows were announced, fans have been wondering when we might be able to see these characters appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper or when we might see a movie character appear on one of the shows.
Currently, though, there seems to be a divide between Marvel Television and Marvel Studios. They always like to say “it’s all connected,” but the most we get in the Netflix world is the occasional reference to “magic hammers” or “the green guy” or “the incident.” Marvel’s ABC shows have been given a bit more love, with characters like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Colbie Smulders’ Maria Hill or Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif showing up from time to time on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but we still haven’t seen much crossover in the way of actual Avengers appearing on the show or characters like Daisy Johnson/Quake (Chloe Bennet) appearing in a Marvel film.
Who knows if we’ll ever actually see these two worlds clash in a way that is satisfying to both fans of the films and fans of the shows, but it sure is a heck of a lot of fun to dream. With these worlds so populated by superheroes, the possibilities are endless, but there are quite a few crossovers that we already know we would love to see.
Before we begin with this list, I would like to note that this article may feature spoilers for some of the Marvel Netflix series up until this point, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, I have not seen any episodes of The Defenders yet, so there will be no intentional spoilers for that show.
So, without further adieu, here are the ten crossovers between Netflix’s The Defenders and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that we want to see. Hit the next button below to begin!