A new teaser for Marvel’s next Netflix venture, The Punisher, has just been released via the official Punisher Twitter account. Like much of the show’s publicity so far, the teaser revolves around the Punisher’s infamous skull-shaped logo, this time building the skull out of scraps of military documentation.
While the trailer doesn’t reveal any footage from the show, it does give viewers an idea of the direction the series will likely take. The fleeting glimpses of classified documents build on prior hints that we will be exploring Frank Castle’s military past.
How deep does the cover up go? pic.twitter.com/q6HIt1G0Ou
— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) September 12, 2017
The teaser gives us a few tantalising snippets of what we can expect from the series. Amongst the fragments of classified files are references to ‘Operation Cerberus’; someone or something codenamed ‘Whistleblower’ (possibly a reference to classic Punisher comic ‘Operation: Whistle Blower!’); the codename ‘Micro’ (probably a reference to Ebon Moss-Bachrach’s character, Microchip); and Kandahar, where Frank was stationed during his time in Afghanistan, and also the title of the series’ third episode.
The tweet attached to the teaser, which asks ‘How deep does the cover up go?’, suggests The Punisher will be delving into a military conspiracy. Fans first saw Frank face an enemy from within the military in the form of the Blacksmith in season 2 of Daredevil, so it looks as though The Punisher is set to follow a similar path.
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.
The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle (The Punisher), Ben Barnes as Billy Russo (Jigsaw), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as David “Micro” Lieberman (Microchip), Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, Paul Schulze as Rawlins, Jaime Ray Newman as Sarah Lieberman, and Michael Nathanson as Sam Stein.
While no release date has been confirmed as of yet, the series is expected to hit Netflix later this year.
6 Superheroes Who Deserve Animated Shows
One of the greatest tools in the craft of filmmaking is the often overlooked art of animation. Animation is a tool that can bring any drawable creation to life in vibrant ways without the limitations of a budget or having to find a way to pull something off in real life. Animation can be as far out and unhinged as it wants to be.
The art of the comic book is very similar to that of animation. Comics often show heroes doing things that could never happen in the real world. As much as live action can capture a lot of these moments, animation allows for much more freedom. Animated superhero shows have been popular for quite some time now, and some have even received critical acclaim for their depiction of comic book characters and honoring the source material.
With all this in mind, I decided to write about 6 heroes who deserve their own animated shows. Click Next to get started!