‘The Punisher’ Will Be Hard To Root For In Upcoming Series

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Jon Bernthal, who portrays The Punisher, believes that audiences may not always agree with what his character does in the upcoming solo Marvel Netflix series of the same name. Arguably the most well-known vigilante in the Marvel universe, The Punisher is known for his brutal and violent nature against his enemies. Bernthal believes that the upcoming series will gracefully portray the vigilante.

In an interview with Moviefone, Bernthal discussed how he got into the role of The Punisher and what he wanted out of it:

“It’s an interesting predicament. To put [the Punisher] as the central character is interesting, I think that my big struggle with him is that one of my biggest kind of things that I’m always fighting for on set is, I always want to preserve the essence of Frank, and have the right and be bold enough to really turn my back on the audience, and not do things to win the audience’s favor, but rather stay true to the character and the essence of who he is.”

The Punisher is best known for his cruelty and dark choices, so it seems pretty clear that Bernthal wants to hone in on the aspects of the character that made him a household name. Bernthal has stated that there’s “pain behind the violence”, and it’s something he wants the series to explore.

“So I think that’s the real challenge: being bold enough to not make him too heroic, at least ‘heroic,’ is important to me. That being said, I think there’s Frank Castle inside of everybody, I think being a father and being a husband, he’s a character that I deeply empathize with.”

Of course, Frank Castle donned the name and attitude of The Punisher after his wife and children were murdered. We already know that Bernthal’s interpretation of the character is stark and brutal, but it’ll great to see him as a one-man army in the upcoming solo series.

All episodes of Marvel’s The Punisher will be available to stream on Netflix later this year.

Source: Moviefone

5 Reasons To Be Excited For ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’

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Marvel Netflix The Punisher Jon BernthalOne 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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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

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  • Monty

    Exactly the way it should be. I should have similar questions at the end of this series that I had with Taxi Driver. “is he really a hero? Is it arbitrary that I think he’s a hero because the bad guy died?” DO IT! I hope this series goes crazy.

    • Agent42318

      Funny thing is I never thought of Frank as a hero. To me he’s a tragic character. A man who at his core is an honorable man who does care about innocent people, but also a man of extreme violence and cruelty. He isn’t evil, but he’s not a hero. He’s on the “side” of the “heroes”, but his methods are that of “villains”. And that’s what makes his such a great anti-hero because he rides that fine gray line without becoming a full blown villain protagonist. He’s too honorable a man to be a villain, and too violent, brutal, and cruel to ever be a hero.