It’s sad, but true. Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple will not be appearing in The Punisher. Dawson confirmed this bit of news in an interview with Collider while promoting her latest film, Unforgettable.
“People are busy! There are so many times where I really want it to happen. I really wanted to do a cameo on The Punisher, but it doesn’t always work that way.”
This breaks the streak the actress has had with her appearances across the Marvel/Netflix shows. From the very beginning, Claire Temple is the only character to have appeared in every single show in the shared universe. From her appearance in the first season of Daredevil through this year’s The Defenders, which will premiere in November, Claire has been the uniting force and link between all of the characters, so it’s kind of sad to hear that she won’t be reprising her role for The Punisher.
Surely, she’ll be back again at some point down the line and at least if she’s not appearing in The Punisher, she has less of a chance of getting caught up in all the danger that surrounds Jon Bernthal’s character (not that she hasn’t been in danger before).
You can read the synopsis for The Punisher below.
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 doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but it’s thought to be arriving on Netflix at some point later this year.
What do you think of the news about Claire Temple not appearing in a Marvel/Netflix show? Do you think she’ll be back in another season of Daredevil or Luke Cage season two? Let us know in the comments below!