The very last words uttered by Frank Castle in the Season One finale of The Punisher as he sat among friends were “I’m scared.” About what had been going on since he didn’t have a war to fight anymore, but in real-life circumstances, those words in hindsight were prophetic. Since Frank Castle’s solo Marvel series hit Netflix, there have been changes. More to the point, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil have all been snapped out of existence. Whether Marvel or Netflix ultimately takes blame remains to be seen on that front.
But right now, all fans seem to be doing is waiting for the shoe to drop for The Punisher, as well as Jessica Jones. And while it seems all but likely that the grim reaper could touch Frank Castle’s series just after its second season premieres on Netflix in January, there’s no telling for sure if The Punisher will indeed get cancelled, but that definitely seems to be the case in the eyes of fans. The very same fans who are already pointing fingers at both Netflix and Marvel, and by extension, Disney, for axing the mature Marvel series.
Regardless, fans of The Punisher are already on pins and needles at the thought of Frank Castle’s adventures returning in February and then exiting right out the door in February and beyond. Observe:
— 𝕵𝖔𝖓 (@JustJon) December 12, 2018
CANT WAIT for punisher to get cancelled as soon as it is released ! https://t.co/ESHmEpVVbV
— saskia PINNED (@woIvereignn) December 13, 2018
Until official word comes from either Marvel Television or Netflix, The Punisher is not cancelled just yet. And even if it were to come to a halt, there’s word already about the fact that these particular characters cannot be used outside of Netflix for a two year period. What would happen to them afterwards is anyone’s guess. With Disney set to own a majority of Hulu, it’s possible that they could air there, but that’s just speculation. It’s equally likely that the cast and characters could be recast and rebooted, were they to be integrated into the world of Disney+.
Given the mature tone and feel of the Marvel Netflix shows, especially in the case of The Punisher, it’s unlikely, but probably not impossible, that Disney would want to mesh that world with the more family friendly image that the company has worked to maintain and that Bob Iger has already indicated will be the case for Disney+.
But as for right now, all fans can do is wait to see what will become of Frank Castle, Jigsaw, Agent Madami, and the rest of the cast of The Punisher once Season Two hits Netflix. What do you think? Are you already prepared for the series to be cancelled some time after Season Two arrives? Could the series live on? And what do you think the future could hold for Frank Castle after Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.
Season Two of The Punisher will shoots its way onto Netflix in January 2019.
‘Captain Marvel’ Funko Toys Confirm Carol Danvers’ Cat Will Appear
With just about four months away from the release of Captain Marvel, Funko has now revealed its upcoming line of Pop! Vinyl Figures that are tied-in to the highly-anticipated film that features Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the titular heroine and perhaps the most powerful character in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The reveal of this new line of Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures show off some of the characters set to appear in the film, one of which includes Carol Danvers' feline companion Goose the Cat.
The name of our heroine's cat may come as a surprise to fans of the comics because in previous incarnations, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie and is actually part of the Flerken species.
You can check out two collectible Funko figures of Goose the Cat in the gallery down below. You can start viewing the images by clicking "Next".
Are you excited to see Carol Danvers' Goose the Cat in the film? What do you make of the new name choice instead of Chewie? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the MCU.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.