Marvel Announces Jon Bernthal to Star as The Punisher

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daredevilpunishMarvel’s Daredevil is arguable the best super hero show on the small screen and many might even say it’s the best screen version of a superhero period. Marvel’s announcement today that Jon Bernthal will join the cast in season two just makes me all the more excited for what’s next.

I reviewed Daredevil when it first showed up on Netflix, and I can’t wait for next season. Bernthal, best known for his role as Shane on The Walking Dead, will join the cast of Daredevil as Frank Castle, The Punisher. We’ve seen several previous screen renditions of The Punisher, some good, some bad (you know what I’m talking about,) but now that I have Bernthal in my head as The Punisher, I can’t imagine anyone else playing this role.

Images of Steve Dillon’s Punisher and Daredevil immediately burned themselves into my brain, and Bernthal is the perfect Dillon Punisher. What do you think of this casting? Will Bernthal be the best Punisher we’ve seen? Based on his portrayal of Shane, I have no doubts.


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5 thoughts on “Marvel Announces Jon Bernthal to Star as The Punisher

  1. Ok – the origin sucked, and the cannon was incredibly limited but… Thomas Jane is a far better Dillonesk Frank than anyone out there.

    1. I absolutely agree that Thomas Jane finally did The Punisher right! But I think Jon Bernthal will give him a run for his money. Especially since he’ll, hopefully, get to flesh the character out a lot more as a recurring role.

      Thanks for reading!

  2. While the Purge: Anarchy wasn’t the greatest movie, those who have seen it can’t tell me that Frank Grillo wouldn’t be an AMAZING and sympathetic Frank Castle.

    1. Unfortunately I haven’t seen it and looking at his IMDB I don’t think I’ve seen him in any significant role. Judging solely based on the photos I’m seeing though, he does fit the bill.

      Thanks for reading!

    2. Frank Grillo was also Crossbones in Captain America: Winter Soldier and will reprise that role in Civil War

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