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Punisher TV Series Announced For Netflix

Following rumors, it’s now confirmed a Punisher TV series is coming to Netflix.

Jon Bernthal recently debuted as Frank Castle in Daredevil Season 2 and will star in the new Punisher series.

Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot (Hanniba, Casualty) will serve as showrunner. 

Check out the first Punisher teaser image below.

Punisher marks the sixth Marvel Netflix series following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Defenders.

Luke Cage, starring Mike Colter, premiers in September; Iron Fist, starring Finn Jones, is currently filming, and Defenders films later this year.

EW.com notes Marvel is expected to make a full announcement about the new Punisher series later today.

Updated: with teaser video below.

Update #2: Marvel officially announces Punisher. See below.

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Netflix has ordered a full first season of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” continuing their unprecedented collaboration with Marvel Television.

Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, introduced to fans earlier this year in the second season of the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Daredevil,” with Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner in addition to writing the series’ first two episodes.

“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to Netflix.”

“Jon hooked our global audience with his performance as Frank Castle from the moment he stepped on screen in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in this role under the vision of Steve Lightfoot,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Steve Lightfoot. “After watching Jon’s performance in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”

“Marvel’s The Punisher” marks the sixth series ordered thus far as part of the groundbreaking collaboration between Marvel Television and Netflix including the upcoming “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” “Marvel’s The Defenders” and the Peabody Award-winning “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”

“Marvel’s The Punisher” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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Watch: Daredevil Season 2 Jon Bernthal Punisher Kill Count

Obvious spoilers follow for Daredevil Season 2 as a YouTuber has put together footage of Jon Bernthal’s kill count from the Netflix series.

Check it out below.

“Daredevil” Season 2 stars (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Jon Berntha (Frank Castle), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson).

Synopsis:

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.

Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

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Watch: Jon Bernthal Talks Punisher Comic Book Fans On Conan O’Brien

Check out video below featuring Jon Bernthal talking about Punisher and comic book fans on Conan O’Brien.

Bernthal tells the story of interacting with comic book stores and fans following the announcement of the Daredevil Season 2 Frank Castle role.

Daredevil Season 2 is now available with all thirteen episodes.

“Daredevil” Season 2 stars (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Jon Berntha (Frank Castle), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson).

Synopsis:

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.

Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

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Tom Holland Fought For Spider-Man Says Jon Bernthal; Talks Marvel Auditions

Jon Bernthal and Tom Holland worked together to nail their Marvel auditions of Punisher and Spider-Man, respectively.

Bernthal went on to star in Season 2 of Daredevil (with a Punisher Netflix series rumored), and of course Tom Holland will first appear as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War followed by the 2017 standalone Spidey movie.

While speaking with Complex.com, Jon Bernthal offered an inside look at their audition process offering Tom Holland really fought to play the role of Spider-Man and more:

I worked with Tom intensely in Ireland on the movie that we did; a group of us were all living in a remote part of Western Ireland, eating every meal together, on set all day with each other. And I got to tell you, in all my years in Hollywood, I’m probably more impressed with Tom Holland than anyone else I’ve ever met. For a guy his age, he’s a force of nature. I saw him go through the process of trying to win that role. He fought for it. He just went out and got it. That’s not an easy feat.

A couple of weeks ago also saw Bernthal offer the following to the NY Daily News:

“We were making tapes from Ireland in the process of getting him cast in Spider-Manand then he and I made a tape for The Punisher. During this independent movie that we did in Ireland we were constantly making tapes for Marvel – just acting together. These tapes definitely do exist, you can call Marvel and ask for it, but that’s like breaking into Fort Knox.”

“I called the guys at Marvel when they were casting (Spider-Man) and I heard he was in the final handful of guys and said, ‘Look for what it’s worth you’re not going to meet a harder working more appreciative kind of guy. I was so blown away by his sort of attitude and work ethic and how good he was.’ But then I said to Tom, ‘I’ve told them that, so don’t prove me wrong.'”

 

Had an amazing time hanging with this guy. Much love brother. #pilgrimage #brothers.

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“Captain America: Civil War” has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Synopsis:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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Watch: Daredevil Vs. Punisher Fight From Season 2

Daredevil Season 2 is now availabe on Netflix with all 13 episodes.

The first episode, “Bang,” features the Man Without Fear talking on Frank Castle for the first time.

Someone went and uploaded the fight on to YouTube. Check it out below.

My thoughts:

I see the unrealistic fights and choreography carry over from the first season, which is a big disappoinment in my book. I recall normal guys getting up in that hallway scene after getting hit a hundred times as well as by butts of guns to the face. We see more of that hear as Daredevil and Punisher hit each other a gazillion times, and keep getting up. 

These guys aren’t supposed to have super-strength or mutant healing powers, right?

Ah, well, at least I have John Wick 2 to look forward to.

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Watch: Daredevil Season 2 Punisher Featurette

In addition to the new trailer, check out the Punisher featurette above for Marvel’s Daredevil.

The season will be available Friday on Netflix with all thirteen episodes.

“Daredevil” Season 2 stars (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Jon Berntha (Frank Castle), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson).

Synopsis:

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.

Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

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Jon Bernthal Behind-The-Scenes Punisher Footage


Daredevil Season 2 Promo
 

Check out some cool behind-the-scenes footage below of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher from Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil, which premiers this Friday.

“Daredevil” Season 2 premiers March 18th on Netflix starring (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Jon Berntha (Frank Castle), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson).

Synopsis:

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.

Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

 

One batch. Two batch. Penny and dime.

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New Punisher Poster & Jon Bernthal Talks Daredevil

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In addition to the new character promo, Marvel has debuted a new Jon Bernthal Punisher poster and interview for Daredevil Season 2.

Via Marvel.com:

I think that another part is really trying to empathize and try to understand through every avenue that’s made available to you what it means to be a veteran of war and to see real war combat. This is a character that’s extremely important to the military and extremely important to members of law enforcement. This character, he means a lot to a lot of people. So there were a lot of days, in Brooklyn, when I first got there, [where I’d] be putting on fifty, sixty pound weights on my back and just walking back and forth over the Brooklyn Bridge, talking to myself. My own little crazy ways of getting into the character. This is a real responsibility and a real honor for me, and I just hope [with] all the hard work, that we got some of it right.

A big part of Matt Murdock is he needs to be one very bad day away from being Frank Castle. That’s the crux of their conflict: “You don’t know what I’ve been through. You don’t know what I’m all about. Get out of my way.” And this sort of concern for the greater good is something that I think is secondary to this man at this point. What’s interesting is you find these two characters that are so alike and so different and then when they collide, they just learn from each other.

“Daredevil” Season 2 premiers March 18th on Netflix starring (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Jon Berntha (Frank Castle), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson).

Synopsis:

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.

Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

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New Jon Bernthal Punisher Images For Daredevil Season 2


Daredevil Season 2 Trailer
 

Check out two new images below of Jon Bernthal as The Punisher for Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2.

“Daredevil” Season 2 premiers March 18th on Netflix starring (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Jon Berntha (Frank Castle), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson).

Synopsis:

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.

Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

(via reddit)

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Justice League vs. Teen Titans Animated Movie Announced

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Check out art and details on the newly announced WB animated movie, Justice League Vs. Teen Titans.

The movie is being directed by Sam Miu with James Tucker on board as supervising producer.

The voice cast includes: 

Jon Bernthal (Walking Dead, Dardevil, Punisher) as Trigon, described as “a ruthless demon who shares a long comic book history with the Teen Titans.” 

Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Raven, a member of the Titans and daughter to Trigon.

Jake T. Austin (The Fosters) as Blue Beetle; Brandon Soo Hoo (From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series) as Beast Boy; Kari Wahlgren (Phineas and Ferb) as Starfire; Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Sean Maher as Nightwing; Jason O’Mara as Batman; Jerry O’Connell as Superman; Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, and Christopher Gorham as The Flash.

Justice League Vs. Teen Titans arrives this Spring with the story about: Robin gets sent to work with the Titans after his volatile behavior botches a Justice League mission. The young team then must really step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.

The original story is written by Bryan Q. Miller (Smallville and Defiance), with the script by Milller and Alan Burnett; Phil Bourassa did the character designs, and Sam Register is executive producer.

A preview of Justice League vs. Teen Titans will be featured with the Batman: Bad Blood animated movie.

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(via TV Insider)