The Punisher just finished filming last week, and now the first poster has hit the web. Joe Quesada creates a poster for each show as a present once filming wraps, and like The Defenders’ poster last week, we get to see several characters highlighted.
Alongside Frank Castle, Microchip, Rawlins, Lewis Walcott, Karen Page, Dinah Madani, Jigsaw, Curtis Hoyle, and Sam Stein are all featured. Most notable are Microchip and Jigsaw, who are likely the most well known supporting members (aside from Karen Page of course). Micro is directly under the Punisher, he’s the one with the curly hair. And Jigsaw is on the lower right side under the bald Rawlins.
Jigsaw will likely be either the primary antagonist or the antagonist for the back half of the show, should they follow the Luke Cage/Iron Fist route. In the comics, Jigsaw is incredibly brutal, so we’ll see what The Punisher decides to do here.
After the murder of his family, Frank Castle is both haunted and hunted. In the criminal underworld, he’ll become known as The Punisher.
The Punisher is expected to hit Netflix sometime this year, presumably November or December. The Punisher will also be the third Netflix/Marvel show this year after Iron Fist and The Defenders.
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!