A rumor turned CONFIRMED. Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal, who played Shane, has been cast as Frank Castle aka Punisher in season 2 of Daredevil! Marvel officially announced it.
On Twitter, a link was tweeted by the actor Jon Bernthal! There is a breaking news announcement by MARVEL confirming him for PUNISHER!
Jon Bernthal (“Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Walking Dead, ” “Fury”) joins the upcoming season of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” streaming only on Netflix in 2016!
Bernthal will portray The Punisher, one of Marvel’s most popular characters. He is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results.
“Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”
Bernthal will also appear in the upcoming action thriller “The Accountant.”
“Marvel's Daredevil” is Executive Produced by Doug Petrie (“American Horror Story,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), Marco Ramirez (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “DaVinci’s Demons”) and Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods," "Lost"), along with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”)
"Marvel's Daredevil" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios. Season one of “Marvel’s Daredevil” is now streaming on Netflix.
This news is great, and a huge fan favorite from Walking Dead! This should draw more interest in the show on Netflix! The studio is correct in casting a man who has clearly established the ability to be intense both mentally and physically, and he surely held his ground on the life of his character in the zombie show by Robert Kirkman. He was also fantastic in the film "Fury" with Brad Pitt last year! It will be great to see how production evolves and we can't wait to get a glimpse of him in costume!
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