Netflix Premieres Punisher Teaser
Netflix has been working with Marvel for some time now to create their own televised version of the Justice League or The Avengers.
Similar as to how these movies have their own spinoffs and origin stories, like Iron Man or Batman, the Defenders are made up of several characters.
With The Defenders, Netflix has combined characters like Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, but they’ll also be adding The Punisher, played by former Walking Dead star, Jon Bernthal.
Fans of the comic book and Tom Jane film are excited for the new release.
Defenders Means Punisher Is Next
Jon Bernthal | Photo Credit Netflix
“With the release of ‘The Defenders’ today, Netflix has also released a new trailer for ‘The Punisher,’ the spin-off focused on Daredevil villain/ally Frank Castle, portrayed by The Walking Dead’s Joe Bernthal”
“The trailer is only available via the streaming service right now, but it’s also showing up all over YouTube via third-parties. “
“The Punisher as played by Bernthal was a very well-received addition to the second season of Daredevil, and fans are excited about the revenge-driven seeker of murderous justice getting his own standalone series.”
“This will be the fifth Marvel series focused on a New York-based costumed crusader aired by Netflix.”
Marvel’s The Punisher, 2004
The Punisher | Photo Credit Marvel
In the 2004 film by the same thing, Howard Saint (John Travolta), came after Frank Castle (Tom Jane), and turned him into the Punisher after he killed his wife and family. From this point, the film followed a traditional revenge plot.
With the Punisher, however, he goes after everyone, similar to John Wick. He also “punishes” his enemies by making them hurt one another. He sets up Saint’s wife to make it look like she’s having an affair.
In the end, he takes out everyone who ever crossed him.
Are you excited to see this new Netflix original series?