Clive Owen in BMW Films' The Escape short film (The Hire) directed by Neill Blomkamp

It seems like everything’s getting a sequel nowadays, and apparently that even includes popular marketing campaigns from the early 2000s. Last month we showed you the first sneak peek at The Escape, the latest installment in BMW’s short film series The Hire. The original project consisted of eight episodes released between 2001 and 2002 and directed by all manner of high-profile filmmakers like Ang Lee, Guy Ritchie, Wong Kar-wai, and Alejandro González Iñárritu, each one starring Clive Owen as the mysterious hero known only as The Driver.

Owen is back behind the wheel of the new short as well, this one directed by Neill Blomkamp and surrounded by top-notch co-stars like Dakota FanningJon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga. Today we’ve got the brand-new The Escape short film to share with you, and you can watch it below.  Read More »

The Punisher Casting

Frank Castle is getting some company. As shooting gets underway in New York, Netflix’s The Punisher has added a few more names to its roster. Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO’s Girls) and Amber Rose Revah (Son of God) have joined Jon Bernthal the Marvel spinoff series, while new details have emerged on the character played by Ben Barnes (HBO’s Westworld). In addition, set photos reveal a certain Daredevil character will return for The Punisher.

Get all the latest details on The Punisher casting below.  Read More »

Punisher set photos

Netflix still hasn’t gotten around to announcing a release date for their Punisher Marvel spinoff, but it seems they’re not wasting any time moving ahead. A couple of weeks ago we got word that Jon Bernthal would be busy shooting something for Netflix in October. Now a new batch of photos shows him sporting a new look as Frank Castle, on what appears to be the set of the Punisher series.  Read More »

Punisher crossover

Ever since Jon Bernthal made his debut as the Punisher in Daredevil season two, fans have been eager to find out when we’ll see him next. We know for sure he’s getting his own The Punisher solo series, but not when it’ll debut. And then there’s the question of whether he might resurface before then. Is it possible he’ll pop up in one of the other Netflix-Marvel shows, like Iron Fist or The Defenders?

No one official is saying, but recently a small detail about Bernthal’s schedule has led to speculation about Netflix’s future plans for the Punisher character.  Read More »


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Clive Owen in BMW Films' The Escape (The Hire) directed by Neill Blomkamp

Before The Knick or Children of Men or Inside Man or even The Bourne Identity, Clive Owen was best known to U.S. audiences as The Driver, the nameless and unflappably cool hero of BMW’s short film series The Hire. The projects yielded eight installments in total, released from 2001 to 2002, and attracted a variety of high-profile filmmakers from Ang Lee to Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Now, fifteen years later, the Driver is getting ready to get back on the road. Owen has teamed up with director Neill Blomkamp for another BMW short film, The Escape. This one co-stars Dakota Fanning, Vera Farmiga, and Jon Bernthal, and looks positively jam-packed with big, shiny action. Check out a teaser — and revisit some of our favorite episodes from the past — below the jump.  Read More »

Chris Pratt Wants Star-Lord To Meet The Punisher

star-lord and the punisher

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with exciting possibilities. Part of the enormous fun in The Avengers films or Captain America: Civil War is seeing these heroes interact with each other, and seeing how their personalities clash in those interchanges. But if you ask Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt, the character he would be most interested in seeing Star-Lord meeting on the big screen would have to be The Punisher.

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Accountant pic

Director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) last boarded a moving train with Jane Got a Gun, a project that was plagued with problems before he arrived on set. The Western quickly disappeared from theaters this year, but it’s hard to blame O’Connor, who typically delivers quality dramas. The director’s new film, The Accountant, opens in theaters later this year. The thriller stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.

Watch The Accountant trailer below.

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Netflix Orders Marvel’s ‘Punisher’ Spinoff


Even before the Punisher made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the second season of Daredevil, rumors abounded about the possibility of a Punisher spinoff. He’s a popular character to begin with, after all, and Jon Bernthal couldn’t be a better choice to play him. Then the character actually appeared on the show, and proved to be everything fans had hoped for. The calls for a Punisher spinoff only got louder. And now, Marvel is finally ready to make its move.

A Punisher spinoff has reportedly been ordered by Marvel, with Bernthal set to return as the vigilante character. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner. Read More »

Daredevil Season 2

The first season of Daredevil had a damn good villain in Wilson Fisk — one of the best in the MCU, along with Loki and Kilgrave. So how does the show top that in season 2? Well, by bringing on not one but two classic figures to antagonize our poor beleaguered devil of Hell’s Kitchen: a hardcore vigilante known as the Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal, and a dangerous former flame called Elektra, played by Elodie Yung.

The final trailer for Daredevil season 2 debuted earlier this week, but today Netflix served up another little taste of the trials and tribulations to come in the form of a new featurette. This one focuses on Daredevil and the Punisher, with Bernthal and Charlie Cox on hand to talk up their characters. Watch the Daredevil season 2 featurette after the jump.  Read More »

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Daredevil Season 2 release date

We’re just days away from the second season of Daredevil, and by now you probably already know whether you’re in or you’re out. If you tore through season one and can’t wait to return to Hell’s Kitchen, you’ve surely cleared your weekend schedule so you can binge without restriction; if you didn’t care for season one, you probably haven’t bothered keeping up with all the updates on season two anyway.

But just in case a few of you need a nudge into the “in” column, Netflix and Marvel are getting in one last Daredevil trailer just under the wire. And yes, it’s got plenty of Jon Bernthal as the new Punisher and Elodie Yung as the new Elektra. Stick (Scott Glenn), Claire (Deborah Ann Woll), and Foggy (Elden Henson) all make appearances as well. Oh, and Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is there, too. Watch the Daredevil season 2 final trailer after the jump.  Read More »