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The Punisher Season One Trailer #3 (Netflix – 2017) “The Only Person You’re Punishing Is Yourself”

I’m not sure why they’re calling this the second trailer when it’s actually the third (I can never tell what’s a teaser and what’s a trailer any more).  The Punisher looks like it’s locked and ready to rock on the FINALLY revealed release date of November 17, 2017, all 13 episodes posting at midnight on Netflix.  The third trailer gives a better idea of how they’re going to continue his story past the initial revenge for his family (because Frank’s crusade is never going to be done; in a lot of ways he’s Batman if he let himself just completely loose of his code).  Metallica is apparently The Punisher’s official band, and I can’t see anything wrong with that.  This looks like it’s going to kick off the next era of MCU on Netflix with (wait for it) a bang. Read Coming Soon’s plot synopsis below.

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

The series is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal), Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Defenders) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Defenders), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television. Marvel’s The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast also features Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Lake House), Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood), Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia), Amber Rose Revah (Emerald City, Indian Summers), Michael Nathanson (The Knick, The Wolf of Wall Street), Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel), Jason R Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying), Daniel Webber (11.22.63) and Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie).

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The Punisher Season One Trailer #2 (Netflix – 2017) “The Truth Must Be Taken”

The second trailer for Netflix’s fifth Marvel series: The Punisher is out and, fittingly set to some Metallica, Frank Castle is back.  I’ve been reading a lot of interesting things about the take they’re going with on Frank; that they’ll be looking into the effects of his family’s killing and his crusade, but also getting into the head of a man who, while he has a code, is a mass murderer; walking capital punishment.  But what his crusade becomes beyond revenge for his family and his mental status overall, we got to see a little of in Daredevil Season Two, and I think this is going to be the best exploration of the character yet.  Netflix is still being coy about the exact release date, but Den of Geek is reporting it as November 2017.  Read Coming Soon’s plot synopsis below.

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

The series is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal), Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Defenders) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Defenders), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television. Marvel’s The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast also features Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Lake House), Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood), Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia), Amber Rose Revah (Emerald City, Indian Summers), Michael Nathanson (The Knick, The Wolf of Wall Street), Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel), Jason R Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying), Daniel Webber (11.22.63) and Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie).

The Punisher Season One Poster

The Punisher Season 1 Trailer #1 (Netflix – 2017) “Coming to Collect”

Now that The Defenders is over and the original plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Netflix has run its course (awesomely), what’s next?  Well, all four original series are getting new seasons; the third for Daredevil and second for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist (who was much better in The Defenders than his own series).  In addition, a fifth show is joining the rotation in The Punisher, likely to debut on the streaming service this November.  Personally, I would have combined Luke Cage and Iron Fist into a Heroes for Hire show.  They’d have had a much deeper supporting cast and story possibilities than isolating them.  However, now that all of New York’s street-level crime fighters know each other, crossovers between the shows may become more frequent. Continue reading The Punisher Season 1 Trailer #1 (Netflix – 2017) “Coming to Collect”

Punisher Series Has Been Officially Greenlit By Netflix!!!!

The Punisher is a character that had been badly maligned in the hands of other studios.  Marvel managed to fix him in about an episode and a half of season two of Daredevil.  Jon Bernthal brought Frank Castle to life in a way that made his actions logical in his mind and humanized a character that’s easy to dismiss.  My favorite episode of Daredevil thus far is 2.03 when Frank and Matt have their rooftop debate as to the ethics of vigilante justice leading into the greatest fight scene in TV history (which you can see here)

Jon Bernthal, The Punisher

Marvel has said in the past that it wants to keep the number of Netflix series at four.  There’s no announcement date on the very awesome teaser released today, but it likely will take place after The Defenders.  Jessica Jones has already been renewed (and won a Peabody Award). A third season of Daredevil seems inevitable given the set-up for one in season two.  I think post-Defenders that Luke Cage & Iron Fist will probably be combined (maybe even with Jessica Jones) for their traditional Heroes for Hire team-up.  Jones, Cage, and Iron Fist’s storylines in the comics have traditionally intersected, so it seems logical.  That would leave room for The Punisher and perhaps another series to debut.  Read below for Coming Soon’s take on the announcement. Continue reading Punisher Series Has Been Officially Greenlit By Netflix!!!!