The Punisher featurette

The Punisher, the latest Marvel show from Netflix, is now available to stream in all its body-count laden glory. If you somehow forgot about the show (it debuted weeks ago), Netflix has just cut a handy-dandy behind-the-scenes featurette that delves into the making of the show and its somewhat complicated conspiracy plotline. On top of that, Netflix has officially renewed the show for a second season. The Punisher season 2 news and featurette are both below.

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The Punisher Spoiler Review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the second season Netflix’s latest Marvel series, The Punisher.)

Why is The Punisher so hard to get right? First appearing in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in 1974, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, was birthed from the same two-fisted pulp sensibilities that created angry, well-armed lone nuts like Charles Bronson’s Paul Kersey in Death Wish and Clint Eastwood’s Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry. He was less a human being and more of a walking armory; an emotionally stunted anti-hero brandishing killer phallic symbols, living and dying by his own morally compromised code. There’s plenty of entertainment there, but there’s not a lot of substance.

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punisher trailer

Marvel and Netflix are together again for The Punisher, the latest in their ever-expanding TV saga that exists on the fringes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This time, the focus is on Jon Bernthal’s heavily-armed vigilante Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, introduced in Daredevil season 2. While many films have tried to bring the Marvel comic book character to life, none of them have ever hit the mark. Can the Netflix Punisher succeed where the films failed? 

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The Punisher reviews

Critics aren’t prone to sweeping statements, but it seems like The Punisher is on the receiving end of both kinds. The Marvel series starring Jon Bernthal as the gun-toting vigilante who was introduced in Daredevil season 2 is either the best MCU series released on Netflix…or the worst. Take your pick.

The only universally acknowledged elements of The Punisher seem to be the acclaimed performance by Bernthal and the ill timing of the series, which was delayed after the events of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Otherwise, critics seem to be shooting their opinions left and right, without much consensus on whether the series is actually good. Is it an ambitious, grounded TV show that tackles issues of psychological trauma in soldiers? Or is it a sluggish, overly long series with an hollow message?

Read some of the early reviews of The Punisher to find out.

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The Punisher clip

The Marvel Netflix shows have one key ingredient in common: hallway fights. Time and time again, be it DaredevilJessica Jones, Luke CageIron Fist, or even The Defenders, the heroes of Marvel’s Netflix universe find themselves brawling in hallways. And it seems the upcoming The Punisher is no different. A new Punisher clip teases at least one of possibly dozens of hallway fights that await us.

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punisher trailer

After months of playing the waiting game, fans of The Punisher can finally discover the Marvel-Netflix series’ release date thanks to a new trailer that has been dropped.

The new The Punisher trailer is much more comprehensive than past promotional materials have been — this was perhaps the preview that was going to be revealed at the New York Comic-Con before the panel was cancelled in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting. While there were rumblings that the unofficial premiere of The Punisher — which was reported to be in October — was delayed in the aftermath of the shooting, Marvel did promise that the anticipated superhero series starring Jon Bernthal as the antihero vigilante would be released this year. And you only had to wait one more month.

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The Punisher release date

The trailers and ads for The Punisher have been chock full of violence, gore, and intrigue, but they’re all missing one thing: the release date.

Marvel and Netflix have been frustratingly withholding of the newest street-hero series’ premiere date, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. But it may be thanks to an innocuous write-up of the upcoming first season that we may finally know The Punisher release date.

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the punisher trailer

Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle was the highlight of the uneven Daredevil season 2. Marvel’s unhinged vigilante can be a tough nut to crack (and incredibly boring when cracked incorrectly), but this take on the character, deranged and broken and terrifying, felt like a home run. At least it felt like a home run during his limited screen time in a show about another Marvel hero. Now, we’ll have to see if he can hold up in an entire series built around him.

The first full The Punisher trailer has arrived online, offering an extended look at the latest Marvel series hitting Netflix this year.

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The Punisher

Netflix is about to unleash their new series that’ll take viewers to as “dark and as brutal a place as you’ve ever seen in the Marvel world” with The Punisher, their latest Marvel show. Netflix and Marvel seem keen to put that brutality front and center with a new viral clip that hit Twitter today.

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