Marvel and Netflix’s highly-anticipated The Punisher series just received a new banner, possibly indicating that the series may be arriving soon.
While it’s still not clear when the Netflix series will actually air – as the company and Marvel Entertainment are actively trying to keep the release date a secret – The Punisher will be coming to seek retribution before the end of the year. The new banner actually toys with the secrecy behind the release date by telling potential viewers that “the truth must be taken”, potentially hinting that fans will be able to find the date if they look closely enough:
— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) October 13, 2017
The Punisher itself is the first Marvel Netflix show to not be a part of their initial line-up of series (which consisted of the first seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders), serving as a spin-off to the second season of Daredevil. Jon Bernthal’s take on the character has been met with praise from both longtime fans and critics alike, making the decision to do a spin-off something of a no-brainer.
The Punisher begins a reign of terror sometime late into this year. Its cast includes 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.
7 Punisher Stories You Need To Read Before Marvel’s Netflix Series
Now that the Punisher trailer has hit the general audience, it’s time for fans to read up on the character before it’s too late. Even though the Punisher has had two movies already, the upcoming Netflix series looks like it will be the definitive adaptation of the character. His morals may be too dark for some people, but at the end of the day, Frank Castle is a hero through-and-through. Whether you want to put him in jail or let him keep working, there’s no denying that he has taken down deadly criminals who put innocent lives in danger.
The Punisher has been a part of the Marvel Universe since 1974 and he has quite a few amazing stories to choose from. Sometimes he’s left alone in his own corner of the Marvel Universe, and sometimes he’s a fully integrated member of the Avengers. No matter where he is or who he is interacting with, the Punisher always means business.
Hit Next to learn more about seven essential Punisher stories you need to read before his 13-part Marvel series arrives on Netflix!