Marvel Studios has seemingly big plans for The Punisher after his upcoming return in the Daredevil: Born Again series. It’s being reported that Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle will be getting his own series after turning up in the upcoming Daredevil show.
We, of course, reported that this series was in development we posted way back in 2021, and we also revealed that it would be led by none other than Jon Bernthal himself. Indeed, it coincides with the exclusive we wrote about Bernthal reprising his role as the Marvel vigilante back in February.
Now, it appears that Marvel is finally getting a move on with Daredevil and The Punisher in the MCU. Daredevil: Born Again is officially happening, with Charlie Cox returning after his appearance as the “very good avocado” in Spider-Man: No Way Home and then again in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.
The good news for fans of The Man Without Fear from Hell’s Kitchen is that the supersized series, even though not a continuation but more of a reboot, will keep the same tone of the Netflix series. The same can be said for the developing series for Bernthal’s The Punisher.
Vincent D’Onofrio will also be back as Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin. The character already appeared in the Disney Plus series Hawkeye which also introduced Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez. In turn, Lopez is the main focus of the upcoming Echo series later this year. All episodes of the Echo series will drop on November 29, so be ready to binge-watch people!
The ball is certainly rolling for the characters that appeared in the Netflix run. It’s been years since the Netflix Marvel characters were returned to Marvel Studios. Ever since then, news about developing projects have given rise to much speculation as to how the company will bring the characters Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage into the MCU. That could even include Iron Fist.
It is highly possible that they have determined the path for these characters to be ushered into the MCU. Earth 616, to be exact. Matt Murdock and Fisk are already in. And as recently confirmed, the supersized series will be Frank Castle’s ticket to getting in as well.
The Punisher Gets His Own Series For Disney Plus
After Daredevil: Born Again Punisher will get his own show again omg it's happening
— MyTimeToShineHello (@MyTimeToShineH) May 28, 2023
A Twitter post from @MyTimeToShineH supports the report that the ex-marine turned crime syndicate hunter will have his own series on Disney Plus. Fans are excited to see Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, shine. Speaking of shining, MyTimeToShineHello tweeted:
After Daredevil: Born Again Punisher will get his own show again omg it’s happening
Considering that Marvel Studios is keen on keeping the R-rating for some of its announced projects, such as Deadpool 3, this means that Disney and the studio have found a way to meet eye-to-eye regarding the series and film ratings.
In our article in February 2021, our source mentioned that the series in development would be along the lines of the Netflix version. The project was already deep in development that a script was already in place. Our source said:
It sounds F***ing bad ass! It’s looking like it’ll be pretty violent – like the Netflix show. I think it’ll be the MCU’s most violent show yet. It won’t be a continuation from the previous show though. It sounds as though it’ll be a new start – probably in an alternate timeline.
Marvel Studios Primes The Punisher Up For His Own Series
Because Daredevil will not be taking the ‘continuation’ route, it is understandable and just natural to have The Punisher in that track as well.
Marvel is already in the Multiverse and time-variant phase of their stories. Even Marvel actors like Elizabeth Olsen acknowledge that, at this point, anybody can come in. Granted that it won’t be the same as the original, but they will be new versions of these characters. A glaring example is Zoe Saldana’s Gamora for Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Gamora who fell in love with Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, perished in Avengers: Infinity War, but a version of her, one whose memory and experiences are up to the point before she became a Guardian, now exists in the concluding movie of the intergalactic misfits.
Having a series focusing on The Punisher after he appears in next year’s Daredevil series will be expected, and what will be surprising is if Marvel has the capacity to make it and not water it down. Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle was impressive, and Marvel would be missing out if they didn’t consider making the series happen.
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