I hope you're sitting down guys and gals, because none other than Jon FREAKING Bernthal has just been cast as Frank Castle in the second season of Marvel's and Netflix's insanely popular Daredevil series!
“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...Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.” - Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television.
Jon Benthal portrayed the character of Shane Walsh for the first two seasons of AMC's The Walking Dead and was arguably one of the best characters in the show. His casting as the Punisher is definitely something I know many fans will be ecstatic about.
It's interesting to note that unlike the Daredevil we see in the show, Frank Castle has no problem with killing people to obtain his objectives and this could definitely lead to a confrontational dynamic in the show. It's actually a little similar to Shane's and Rick's character in the earlier seasons of The Walking Dead when Shane was willing to do the necessary evils and Rick was still the idealist (oh, how far we've come).
The wait for Daredevil season 2 was hard before, but now it's excruciating! Daredevil season 2 will premiere in 2016 exclusively on Netflix.