Sometime after the Defenders arrive on Netflix, the next Marvel series that will be coming your way is Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher series as he reprises the role of the character that started out on Daredevil Season 2. Netflix unfortunately still hasn’t set a release date yet for Season 1, but it will most likely be towards the end of the year.
A few new set photos has made it online where we get a closer look at Bernthal in costume as he sports the iconic skull on his chest. You can catch the photos below.
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The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.https://t.co/nGKCa2taEV
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Marvel’s The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls) as Micro, Jason R. Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying) as Curtis Hoyle, Daniel Webber (11.22.63) as Lewis Walcott, Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie) as Rawlins, Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel) as Sarah Lieberman, Michael Nathanson (The Knick) as Sam Stein, and Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil) as Karen Page, is set to come out on Netflix later this year.
Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal, Casualty) is attached as the show-runner and executive producer who wrote the first two episodes of the series. Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb along with Jim Chory are also executive producing.
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Lingering Questions Leading Up To ‘The Defenders’
With the release of the first season of Iron Fist, all four Defenders have made their streaming debut to set up this summer’s mashup miniseries The Defenders. Each season has built on the last, building an intricate mythology with a living, breathing New York City to house it. The Hand has been introduced as a sort of evil S.H.I.E.L.D. to link Marvel’s Netflix dramas, building to the four uniting against them. Their separate investigations will bring them together in – what else – a hallway fight.
The culmination of the first phase of the Marvel/Netflix partnership has a lot of ‘splaining to do. What’s the Hand’s true objective? How will our four heroes interact together and how will the supporting casts of their shows intersect here? And perhaps most importantly, who is the Big Bad played by Sigourney Weaver?
We’ll talk about all that and more in the article ahead. Click Next to start!