— Comicbook.com (@ComicBookdotcom) June 9, 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the newest Punisher.
Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal was just casted by Marvel Studios and Netflix to play The Punisher on the second season of Daredevil. According to Marvel’s Head of Television, “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.” He also insinuated that The Punisher will “bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock.”
Can’t wait to see Bernthal punishing Hell’s Kitchen.
But does this mean that Bernthal will now play Frank Castle in all Punisher spinoffs? We knew that Daredevil was fishing for having the skull-bearing vigilante appear on season 2, but there have also been rumors swirling about a potential Punisher TV or Netflix series, or even a movie.
Marvel has not yet confirmed whether Bernthal will portray Castle beyond this season of Daredevil, but the thought of them switching to another actor in yet another reboot is already making me dizzy.
— IGN (@IGN) June 10, 2015
Jon Bernthal just ‘walked’ from one comic book series into another!