'One Batch, Two Batch, Penny and Dime'
Anyone who binged the second season of Daredevil will agree that one of the undoubted highlights was Jon Bernthal's outstanding performance as Frank Castle a.k.a the Punisher. Now the question on every fan's lips is, where do we go from here?
As the Netflix series is all wrapped up, Bernthal has spoken to Complex amidst rumors of a Punisher spin-off. When asked what his hopes for the character are, he said:
"For me, it’s not a question of what they want to do with a character, it’s more, how are they going to do it, and who’s going to be the ones to do it. This character is in my bones now, he’s in my blood. If they want to go forward in any way, for me it’s just really going to be about making sure we do it in a way that’s raw and intense. I want to push the envelope. I wanna alienate more of the audience and try to bring them back."
Thus essentially confirming that, in some epically brutal shape or form, he'll be back!
The Punisher was introduced to Season 2 of Daredevil earlier this month as the gun-slinging, rage-filled assassin, blinded by his quest for revenge.
So, will we have to wait for Daredevil Season 3 before we're treated to Frank Castle again? Could he make an appearance in The Defenders, due to air at some point this year. Or will Marvel confirm a Punisher spin-off series?
Clearly the context is currently unclear. What is clear as crystal though is that we are ready!
When do you think we'll meet Frank Castle again?