Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2019 by Fred Topel
The return of Marvel’s The Punisher comes at a precarious time for Marvel shows on Netflix. Along with Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Daredevil was recently cancelled after its third season, leading many to wonder why Netflix is dropping them. It still remains unknown if these shows will continue on Disney+, but the Jon Bernthal-led series The Punisher is back with a second season on Netflix right now.
Showrunner Steve Lightfoot spoke with /Film by phone about the new season earlier this week, and we talked about those cancellations, Frank Castle’s character arc, the show’s take on Jigsaw, what a third season might be about, and more. Read More »
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The Punisher season 2 finds itself in an odd place — as one of two survivors of Netflix’s purge of gritty Marvel shows starring streetwise superheroes. So it perhaps has even more to prove with its upcoming second season than the widely acclaimed Jessica Jones, as The Punisher boasts a more widespread fanbase and a protagonist whose mantra puts himself at odds with the current landscape. So how will the second season of The Punisher fare?
The first season of The Punisher was well-received, largely for star Jon Bernthal‘s dedicated growling performance and for the show’s attempts to dig deeper into trauma and vengeance. Now season 2 has been reviewed by some critics, who are evenly divided on whether it’s good or not — seemingly dependent on whether they liked season 1 or not.
See what The Punisher season 2 early buzz is below.
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The Punisher, one of only two remaining Marvel shows on Netflix, returns for its second (and possibly final) season next week. Ahead of that debut, a new trailer is here, filled with all the shoot-em-up action you’ve come to expect from this character. Watch The Punisher season 2 trailer below.
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The Punisher season 1 ended with Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, beating his old war-buddy-turned-enemy Billy Russo by smashing Billy’s face into some glass (ouch). Now Billy is coming back for season 2 as Jigsaw, and he’s got a creepy new mask. The Punisher season 2 clip below has Billy engaging in some therapy, and clearly not taking it very well.
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Frank Castle is back, and yeah, he’s not done killing. Jon Bernthal reprises the role of the vengeance-driven ex-soldier in The Punisher season 2, which Netflix confirmed will be returning later this month. Prepare to start the new year with extra bloodshed and a new look at Ben Barnes as the Punisher’s nemesis, Jigsaw.
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