In what may very well be some of the best casting ever, Marvel has officially announced that Jon Bernthal (who most remember best from his role as Shane from The Walking Dead) has joined the cast of Daredevil for the series’ second season on Netflix, as the PUNISHER! Fans have been clamoring to see the Punisher in action somewhere in Marvel’s live-action slate ever since the rights reverted back to them. There’s been rumbling of Punisher getting his own Netflix series, but nothing solid as of yet.
But rejoice! Frank Castle will be showing up in Hell’s Kitchen next year according to Marvel:
Bernthal will portray The Punisher, one of Marvel’s most popular characters. He is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results.
For one, Jon Bernthal is a pretty damn excellent choice for the Punisher role. While Thomas Jane’s portrayal will always hold a special place for me, I can’t complain about this choice one bit. Bernthal is a great actor who can bring the intensity, and I can’t wait to see how his version of the character interacts with Daredevil. Hopefully this is the start of more Punisher showing up in the future!