The Punisher co-creator Gerry Conway has revealed that Jon Bernthal is his favorite actor to inhabit the role of Frank Castle.
Although Marvel canceled the panel for its upcoming Netflix series The Punisher at New York Comic-Con after last weeks tragedy in Las Vegas, ScreenGeek was able to ask the co-creator of the character which character was specifically his favorite at NYCC. While the character of Frank Castle has been played by several actors including Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson, Conway explained what it is about Bernthal’s performance that makes his take on the character his favorite:
“Jon Bernthal gives The Punisher the kind of pathos that’s underneath the tough guy, and I really like that.”
The series stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jason R. Moore, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, Michael Nathanson, with Daredevil‘s Deborah Ann Woll returning as Karen Page. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Marvel’s The Punisher is expected to hit Netflix this fall.
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One of the greatest things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that it is branching and ever-expanding. There are several movies, shows and other mediums that have expanded upon its huge narrative. The television endeavors have been really successful in showcasing characters and heroes that may not appear in the MCU feature films. These series allow for other great Marvel heroes to flourish and no other character fits the mold better than Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher.
Castle is more commonly known as The Punisher and the series based on this iconic anti-hero is coming later this year. This is certainly an exciting time to be a Punisher fan. There are several reasons why the show has the potential to be a monster hit. I know as a fan myself I’m truly excited for the show’s potential and what can come from it.
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