Seems that Frank Castle will start adopting and embracing the comic book mantle of The Punisher when the Marvel Netflix series returns for its second season this January.
Frank Castle isn’t your traditional protagonist. The most he has for a costume is the skull on his shirt. But despite the show’s title and what many in New York refer to him as, Castle does not refer to himself as “The Punisher.” Except for his court outburst during the second season of Daredevil where he proudly called himself “the big bad Punisher,” Frank Castle is just Frank Castle. However, during Collider’s set visit for the second season of the series, showrunner Steve Lightfoot stated that Frank adopting the mantle will tie into the season’s theme:
“If you ask, ‘What is the theme of season 2?’ It’s about Frank really adopting the mantle of The Punisher.”
Indeed, while Frank Castle may merely see himself as a veteran or man looking to clean up New York, he hasn’t taken on or encouraged the name of The Punisher since his time on Daredevil. And on his own series, he never refers to himself as such, either. But it seems that, based on Lightfoot’s admission and where this second season could take Frank Castle, it could finally be time for him to fully adopt that mantle.
After all, Matt Murdock sees himself as The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage is Harlem’s Hero. Danny Rand is The Immortal Iron Fist. Jessica Jones is…well, Jessica Jones. Perhaps Frank Castle will be the one to break tradition and fully take on his comic mantle. What do you think, though? Do you see Castle referring to himself as The Punisher going forward? Let us know your thoughts on this and more in the comments below.
Marvel’s The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, and Deborah Ann Woll.
The second season will air on Netflix in January.
Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios unveiled the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and the preview offered fans more insight into the aftermath of Thanos' decimation.
After Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos using the power of the Infinity Stones to erase half of the population in the universe from existence, fans spent the rest of the year speculating on how our heroes could reverse the Mad Titan's decimation and what would have to be sacrificed as a result. Now, the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame offers fans their first look at how the surviving heroes have coped with the loss of their loved ones and may provide insight into how they plan to defeat Thanos.
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Tony Stark Is Adrift In Space After His Showdown With Thanos
Following the showdown on Titan, Tony Stark and Nebula were left alone after Thanos eradicated the rest of the heroes who were present. While some assumed that the genius billionaire would find a way to return to Earth, it appears Tony is adrift in space on a vessel with limited supplies and oxygen.
Nebula Is With Tony
While Tony Stark may be lost in space with no chance of being rescued, it appears he will be accompanied by Nebula, the only other survivor of the showdown on Titan. How the two characters are getting along in what could be their final days remains unknown, though Nebula appears to be faring better than her new companion.
Scott Lang Escaped The Quantum Realm
During the first post-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott Lang found himself trapped inside the Quantum Realm after his friends were erased by the Thanos snap and some speculated that the Avengers would have to rescue him. However, it appears Scott Lang managed to escape the realm on his own and brought the van containing the way to the alternate dimension with him.
Possible Time Jump
During the final moments of the new trailer, Captain America and Black Widow view a video of Scott Lang asking to be let inside Avengers headquarters. Captain America wonders if the message is old, meaning that some time may have passed since Thanos' decimation and Scott's escape from the Quantum Realm.
Hawkeye Is Definitely Ronin
After months of speculation, the Avengers: Endgame trailer essentially confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns. Furthermore, Captain America line about losing family being said over footage of Clint Barton's appearance suggests that the archer's family perished in the decimation and their deaths prompted him to take on a new identity.
They Know Spider-Man Is MissingDuring the trailer, Bruce Banner can be seen assessing a list of victims of Thanos' decimation and it appears the team knows Spider-Man is among the missing. This may come as a surprise to some considering Spider-Man was with Tony Stark during the events of Infinity War.
Captain America's Winter Soldier Suit is Back
After returning in Avengers: Infinity War with a full beard and disheveled costume, Captain America will return to a more familiar look that includes the suit from The Winter Soldier.
Thanos Is Still Wearing The Burned Gauntlet
After Thanos acquired all six Infinity Stones and used them to accomplish his mission, the gauntlet he used to harness their power was severely damaged. However, it appears the Mad Titan continues to wear the worn gauntlet, perhaps in an effort to ensure no one else can wield the power of the stones and undo his actions.
The Avengers Have A Plan
Though all may seem hopeless, our heroes aren't heading into their next showdown with Thanos without a plan. Hopefully, it will work, because Steve Rogers certainly seems concerned about what they will do if the Avengers fail for a second time.