‘The Punisher’ Will Be First Marvel & Netflix Series Not To Start In New York

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Frank Castle will be doing a bit of cross country traveling when Marvel’s The Punisher returns for its second season on Netflix this January.

In a change of pace, the series will not begin on the mean streets of New York. A common thread with the Marvel Netflix shows, going all the way back to Daredevil, is that they have all started on the ground level in New York. The individual shows may take us to various places, such as Danny Rand’s flashbacks to K’un-Lun in Iron Fist, but for the most part, we start and end in New York. That won’t be the case when Frank Castle shoots his way back onto television screens in less than a month.

According to a set report from Collider, Steve Lightfoot, the showrunner behind The Punisher, stated that instead of beginning in New York, Frank Castle is exploring the country in order to get “a look at the country he fought for but has never really seen.” Admittedly, Lightfoot also stated that Frank’s cross-country tour won’t last for very long, but it’s an interesting break from a tradition that’s been set since Daredevil. At the same time, it’s a way to open up the Marvel Netflix world and allow Frank to see more of the country.

While we’ve seen Frank outside of New York during his flashbacks as a wartime soldier, this will be the first time since his return where we see him step away from the violent world. With that in mind, what do you think about this change of pace not just for The Punisher, but the Marvel Netflix series to start somewhere other than New York? Would you like to see Frank spend a significant amount of time away from the city before returning for another fight? 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.

Source: Collider

Thanos’ Outriders Resemble Venom In New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art

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Avengers Infinity War Thanos Black Order Marvel StudioNew Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals early designs for Thanos' Outriders and the horrifying creatures bear a striking resemblance to Venom.

During the battle of Wakanda, Thanos' underlings unleashed an army of the Outriders on Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Though the creatures were terrifying enough in the final version of the film, early concept art reveals that the Outriders initially resemble the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero named Venom. According to Avengers: Infinity War concept artists, creating a design for Thanos' army that wouldn't be compared to Venom proved to be a challenge.

You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery!

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Thanos will return in the untitled sequel to Infinity War.

A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.

Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.

Source: ComicBookMovie.com

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