Season 2 of Daredevil hasn't even aired yet and we're already begging Netflix and Marvel for a spinoff series for the show's antagonist, Punisher. Already a popular Marvel character in his own right, the violent justice-seeking vigilante seems like a prime candidate for a Netflix spinoff.
While it feels obvious to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe through the adventures of Frank Castle (played by The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal), Marvel Television’s Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb spoke to Digital Spy and was quick to temper our excitement before rumors fly out of control:
“I think that’s something that people are speculating on, as opposed to something that’s actually happening. It’s certainly our hope that any of our characters will be embraced and that people want to see more of them.”
Although I'd love to be reporting that more binge-worthy superhero goodness will soon be arriving, compliments of Marvel, Loeb and the studio would rather work on making their current series the best it can be:
"What we're really trying to do is to tell the best stories that we can. For us, the greatest award was when Netflix called and said, 'We'd like to do another season with you.'
"It isn't a given in television. The fact that we get to continue telling stories with these characters speaks a lot about the quality of the storytelling and the acting and the writing. We are telling the best stories that we can at Netflix, and they seem to be responding to it."
Considering we still have a second season for both Daredevil and Jessica Jones — as well as standalone seasons to come for Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders — Marvel's Netflix schedule is already pretty full.
The second season of Marvel's 'Daredevil' will arrive on Netflix on March 18, 2016.
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(Source: Digital Spy)