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We all know that Tom Hardy is a fan of action movie roles. He's the star in the upcoming movie [Mad Max: Fury Road](tag:41445), and has major nerd cred for having played the big bad Bane in the third installment of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Though, recently, it's been made known that he has another role set in his sights, and it's set Facebook and Twitter abuzz.

Speaking with Collider ( ) on the subject, he says this:

“I want The Punisher… I want The Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something…I don’t know what I want.”
He already has the guns, now he just needs weapons
He already has the guns, now he just needs weapons

And it's already been confirmed that he's working on a Splinter Cell live-action movie adaptation. So, what does that response mean? Did Tom Hardy perhaps slip up and reveal the name of a project that's already in the works?

Before you say yay or nay on the potential of Tom Hardy as Frank Castle aka The Punisher, take a look at this amazing fan art by BossLogic (

Time to get violent...
Time to get violent...

Okay, so NOW what do you say? Of course, Netflix has yet to announce any new Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, other than AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders, but with the way Netflix handled Daredevil, don't be shocked if a The Punisher series was planned for somewhere down the line, guns blazing, in all its dark, gritty and violent glory.

With that rather fascinating possibility in mind, what say you? If The Punisher comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (almost certainly via Netflix), would you want to have Tom Hardy in the leading role of violent vigilante butt-kicker, Frank Castle? Let us know, in the poll and comments below!


Tom Hardy for The Punisher, Frank Castle, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?


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