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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Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
We know what the immediate future of Netflix’s Marvel universe holds: the premiere of Luke Cage on September 30. But what about beyond that? What’s next for our favorite ground-level superheroes, and when might the next Netflix-Marvel seasons launch? Well, Netflix isn’t saying too much yet, but recently showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teased what’s in store for Jessica Jones season 2. Meanwhile, Netflix itself may have accidentally dropped a clue about when the Punisher series will hit. Read More »
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Netflix had two Marvel panels for the Television Critics Association, one for Jessica Jones and another for Daredevil. In between panels, Marvel Television Head Jeph Loeb spoke with reporters about the shows. Season two of Daredevil introduces Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) and there is already talk of Bernthal getting his own The Punisher series. There is still a second season of Jessica Jones and launches of Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders on the plate, but Loeb is open to spinning off Castle.
After the jump, read Loeb’s comments on a possible Punisher spinoff series — and learn more about what Daredevil‘s other major new character, Elektra, will be up to in season two.
Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, began his presentation to the Television Critics Association with a bevy of announcements. Perhaps most important to Marvel fans, since a Punisher standalone series was already announced, was the news that Jessica Jones is getting a second season. Find out more details about Jessica Jones Season 2, the lead up to the Defenders and 11 new premiere dates announced by the streaming service.
Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
What prop did Ryan Reynolds steal from the Deadpool set? Whose Punisher would win in a fight, Jon Bernthal‘s or Norman Reedus‘? What does Kevin Feige think of Ronda Rousey‘s Captain Marvel campaign? What does the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere say about the MCU’s future? Which key character will Bruce finally meet on the next Gotham? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Want a first look at Jon Bernthal sporting the Punisher logo? Will the DC movies and shows ever cross over? Who else is getting dragged into the S.H.I.E.L.D. / Carter Dubsmash wars? What does Paul Bettany think of Jason Statham‘s superhero diss? Is Josh Brolin nervous about playing Thanos? What can Jeremy Irons say about Batman v Superman‘s Alfred? Are there new photos from the Flash and Arrow premieres? Who’s who in the Luke Cage cast? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Superhero Bits: Wonder Woman, Punisher, JLA, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool, Captain America
Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
How heavily armed is Jon Bernthal‘s Punisher? Where can you see the new Batmobile in person? Is a new JLA animated series in the works? What does Chris Evans think of Captain America‘s love life? How did Avengers: Age of Ultron shoot that Seoul car chase? How cute is Tom Holland‘s childhood Spidey suit? What’s Heroes Reborn‘s HRG been up to? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »