The Punisher, whose genuine name is Frank Castle, is a vigilante who intends to clean up New York City’s Hells Kitchen — simply like Daredevil himself, Matt Murdoch. In any case, not at all like our visually impaired hero, The Punisher is willing to utilize any methods important to fulfill his objectives, regardless of how deadly the outcomes.
Since his star-making role on The Walking Dead, Bernthal has made big screen appearances in The Wolf of Wall Street, Fury and this month’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
“Jon Bernthal conveys an unmatched force to each part he tackles, with a strong mix of power, inspiration and powerlessness that will connect with audiences,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, in an announcement. “Castle’s appearance will convey emotional changes to the universe of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”
Last season’s Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight had said he had planned to make an R-rated Punisher Broadcast event. A couple of years back, Fox was dealing with a television rendition of the character. In 2004, there was a Punisher film featuring Thomas Jane (that was when Lionsgate had the rights to the title, which have following returned back to Marvel).
Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil will be available streaming on Netflix in 2016. Here’s a look at The Punisher from the comics: