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07.16.2012

Thomas Jane always made an excellent version of THE PUNISHER. Unfortunately, the movie his character inhabited was not so good. But, Thomas Jane does not give up lightly. Then man is a comic book fan to the core and when he recently headed a panel at Comic Con for his own RAW Studios, he brought a little present.

Thomas Jane enlisted screenwriter Chad St. John, director Phil Joanou, and acting buddy Ron Perlman to create a short film starring Frank Castle. The resulting ten minute movie is actually pretty good and way better than either of the theatrical movies featuring THE PUNISHER.

Check out Thomas Jane's DIRTY LAUNDRY.

According to Thomas Jane, "I wanted to make a fan film for a character I've always loved and believed in - a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It's been a blast to be a part of from start to finish -- we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it."

I commend Jane's dedication and love of both comics and movies. I hope Marvel takes notice of this film and offers him another chance to bring THE PUNISHER to the big screen. Give Jane carte blanche with the character to make THE EXPENDABLES of comic book movies.

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1:37AM on 07/19/2012

I dont always comment...

but when I do, it's for epic bad ass shit like this
but when I do, it's for epic bad ass shit like this
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8:54PM on 07/17/2012

Jane is Da Man

That's just awesome!

Thomas Jane is the perfect Punisher. Now that Marvel has the rights back from Lionsgate they need to sign the man and bring The Punisher to the small screen or maybe some direct to DVD films like Stargate did with that franchise. 2004's Punisher is the ONLY Punisher film in my mind.
That's just awesome!

Thomas Jane is the perfect Punisher. Now that Marvel has the rights back from Lionsgate they need to sign the man and bring The Punisher to the small screen or maybe some direct to DVD films like Stargate did with that franchise. 2004's Punisher is the ONLY Punisher film in my mind.
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8:46AM on 07/17/2012
This video – very cool and brutal, BUT ITS NOT PUNISHER. Punisher would just kill these guys instantly and not wait around. Honestly I don’t get this love of Thomas Jane’s movie – it was bad. He walked around with a fake fire hydrant and played mind games with the villains – moving around parked cars and setting up the wife.
Punisher is about punishing the guilty. Killing them, not playing mind games with them. He is an action hero/vigilante. I have nothing against Thomas Jane as Punisher,
This video – very cool and brutal, BUT ITS NOT PUNISHER. Punisher would just kill these guys instantly and not wait around. Honestly I don’t get this love of Thomas Jane’s movie – it was bad. He walked around with a fake fire hydrant and played mind games with the villains – moving around parked cars and setting up the wife.
Punisher is about punishing the guilty. Killing them, not playing mind games with them. He is an action hero/vigilante. I have nothing against Thomas Jane as Punisher, but his movie was the worst of the lot. This video is great for a stand alone vigilante movie, but it has nothing to do with Punisher. Thumbs down away – just remember I actually own almost every run on Punisher, including when he was that resurrected angel thingie.
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12:45PM on 07/18/2012
It wasn't about setting up the wife, it was about forcing him to kill what mattered to him most, making him watch while his world crumbled down around him before he died. They made the Punisher more than just a trigger happy brute. "See badguy, kill badguy". The idea they had in which direction to take the punisher was great, but they didn't excecute it very well.
It wasn't about setting up the wife, it was about forcing him to kill what mattered to him most, making him watch while his world crumbled down around him before he died. They made the Punisher more than just a trigger happy brute. "See badguy, kill badguy". The idea they had in which direction to take the punisher was great, but they didn't excecute it very well.
1:32AM on 07/17/2012

fuckin awesome

make this shit now...war zone was ok tho, the villains were complete turds tho. Jane is the man tho, vegan police, motherfucker is too cool!
make this shit now...war zone was ok tho, the villains were complete turds tho. Jane is the man tho, vegan police, motherfucker is too cool!
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1:32AM on 07/17/2012
HOLY SH*T!!! In 10 min this already better than all 3 Punisher movies!
HOLY SH*T!!! In 10 min this already better than all 3 Punisher movies!
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11:02PM on 07/16/2012
That was simply awesome!! On a side note is there anything Ron Perlman won't star in?
That was simply awesome!! On a side note is there anything Ron Perlman won't star in?
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10:58PM on 07/16/2012

Just wow...

Goes to show that Hollywood needs to get it's head out of the gutter. Thomas Jane IS the DAMN PUNISHER. They need to stop with the whole trying to take control over the rights crap and let the people who are fans of the comic and respect the material to do the movie, i.e. Thomas Jane.
Goes to show that Hollywood needs to get it's head out of the gutter. Thomas Jane IS the DAMN PUNISHER. They need to stop with the whole trying to take control over the rights crap and let the people who are fans of the comic and respect the material to do the movie, i.e. Thomas Jane.
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9:28PM on 07/16/2012

Now that was a movie

Now that was a movie. What a hell of a ride for 10 minutes. Hollywood take notice, I repeat Hollywood take notice of this short on how a movie can turn out to be amazing. This short left me wanting for more.
Now that was a movie. What a hell of a ride for 10 minutes. Hollywood take notice, I repeat Hollywood take notice of this short on how a movie can turn out to be amazing. This short left me wanting for more.
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9:14PM on 07/16/2012
Badass. I loved Jane as the Punisher. It's even more kick ass when they appreciate the character too.
Badass. I loved Jane as the Punisher. It's even more kick ass when they appreciate the character too.
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8:58PM on 07/16/2012

Also RIP Josh

Friend of mine who died some years back would have loved this. he was a huge fan of the movie. this just reminded me of him
Friend of mine who died some years back would have loved this. he was a huge fan of the movie. this just reminded me of him
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10:52PM on 07/16/2012
wow can't believe someone downvoted you man. Nice post
wow can't believe someone downvoted you man. Nice post
7:39PM on 07/16/2012
Double kick ass.
Double kick ass.
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7:26PM on 07/16/2012
Now THAT'S how you make a Jack Daniel's advert!!
Now THAT'S how you make a Jack Daniel's advert!!
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7:23PM on 07/16/2012
I'd pay to see Jane return as the Punisher in a movie, tv show, broadway musical, basically anything.
I'd pay to see Jane return as the Punisher in a movie, tv show, broadway musical, basically anything.
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5:27PM on 07/16/2012

just. fucking. amazing.

my god... no words... just give me more.

Hell if they brought back Mortal Kombat thanks to fan demand and short movies then why not Tom Jane back as Punisher! DO IT MARVEL!
my god... no words... just give me more.

Hell if they brought back Mortal Kombat thanks to fan demand and short movies then why not Tom Jane back as Punisher! DO IT MARVEL!
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5:22PM on 07/16/2012

FANTASTIC!

Very cool! It really makes me sad that the Punisher sequel with Jane fell through. He is very passionate about the material. He also did a great job voicing the excellent PS2/Xbox game that came out in 04 as well. Though his movie had some flaws, it had a lot of great moments and could have made for a kick butt franchise (especially after getting the origin story out of the way). Get Jane's ass back to the gym now and get us the movie we've been waiting for.
Very cool! It really makes me sad that the Punisher sequel with Jane fell through. He is very passionate about the material. He also did a great job voicing the excellent PS2/Xbox game that came out in 04 as well. Though his movie had some flaws, it had a lot of great moments and could have made for a kick butt franchise (especially after getting the origin story out of the way). Get Jane's ass back to the gym now and get us the movie we've been waiting for.
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5:21PM on 07/16/2012

The Punisher Comeback

In Thomas Jane, I trust.
In Thomas Jane, I trust.
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5:13PM on 07/16/2012
I would kickstarter the shit out of this for it to be on HBO. Take my money!
I would kickstarter the shit out of this for it to be on HBO. Take my money!
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4:43PM on 07/16/2012

HBO- Lets Do This!

Thomas Jane already has a relationship with HBO- they need an action-heavy franchise ever since the Wire signed off. The Punisher starring Thomas Jane would be perfect. This short film is precisely HBO's style- slow boiling. I say Jane and HBO sit down, hash things out and make THE definitive cinematic take on Frank Castle!
Thomas Jane already has a relationship with HBO- they need an action-heavy franchise ever since the Wire signed off. The Punisher starring Thomas Jane would be perfect. This short film is precisely HBO's style- slow boiling. I say Jane and HBO sit down, hash things out and make THE definitive cinematic take on Frank Castle!
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4:38PM on 07/16/2012
Only Tom Jane can save the Punisher. Just give him the goddamn money already ! THIS is what a Punisher should look and be like. I could imagine this being Frank Castle's first Punisher murder... since he's pondered a bit before acting, you know.
Only Tom Jane can save the Punisher. Just give him the goddamn money already ! THIS is what a Punisher should look and be like. I could imagine this being Frank Castle's first Punisher murder... since he's pondered a bit before acting, you know.
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4:32PM on 07/16/2012
With luck Marvel will be impressed enough by this and decided to give Jane a second chance with the character using this short movie as a pre-credit intro.
With luck Marvel will be impressed enough by this and decided to give Jane a second chance with the character using this short movie as a pre-credit intro.
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4:10PM on 07/16/2012

Best Thing I've Seen All Day!!

C'mon Hollywood Punisher 2 with Thomas Jane NOW!!!!) Of course, a better written script then the 1st one.
C'mon Hollywood Punisher 2 with Thomas Jane NOW!!!!) Of course, a better written script then the 1st one.
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3:44PM on 07/16/2012
This surprised the shit out of me! good work mr. jane.
This surprised the shit out of me! good work mr. jane.
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3:41PM on 07/16/2012

Loved everything about this

I want more. I was always a fan of Thomas Janes Punisher even though it obviously had its flaws. However if people seriously think Frank Castle from the comics would sit around for that long while all of that was happening, you obviously haven't picked up a punisher comic book
I want more. I was always a fan of Thomas Janes Punisher even though it obviously had its flaws. However if people seriously think Frank Castle from the comics would sit around for that long while all of that was happening, you obviously haven't picked up a punisher comic book
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3:41PM on 07/16/2012

Loved everything about this

I want more. I was always a fan of Thomas Janes Punisher even though it obviously had its flaws. However if people seriously think Frank Castle from the comics would sit around for that long while all of that was happening, you obviously haven't picked up a punisher comic book
I want more. I was always a fan of Thomas Janes Punisher even though it obviously had its flaws. However if people seriously think Frank Castle from the comics would sit around for that long while all of that was happening, you obviously haven't picked up a punisher comic book
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3:23PM on 07/16/2012

It had to be made

Great vid. I'm a huge punisher fan and thought that both previous films had elements that worked, but other things that didn't and they over shadowed the films. I'd pay good money to see Jane back as Frank if they keep the tone of this short. Well done Thomas and all involved.
Great looking new skull logo too.
Great vid. I'm a huge punisher fan and thought that both previous films had elements that worked, but other things that didn't and they over shadowed the films. I'd pay good money to see Jane back as Frank if they keep the tone of this short. Well done Thomas and all involved.
Great looking new skull logo too.
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2:57PM on 07/16/2012
Amazing little vid, Tom Jane is indeed the man! I remember him talking about where he wanted his Punisher sequels to go and it sounded insane, in a very, very good way. Then they fucked him over, which seems to happen to him a lot... again recently with Bullet To The Head and I guess now that Darabont is not on Walking Dead anymore we won't see him on that show either. At least he dodged a bullet when he didn't get the lead in Jonah Hex!

Build this short into a full feature film, right now
Amazing little vid, Tom Jane is indeed the man! I remember him talking about where he wanted his Punisher sequels to go and it sounded insane, in a very, very good way. Then they fucked him over, which seems to happen to him a lot... again recently with Bullet To The Head and I guess now that Darabont is not on Walking Dead anymore we won't see him on that show either. At least he dodged a bullet when he didn't get the lead in Jonah Hex!

Build this short into a full feature film, right now please, this is exactly the Punisher version we all want and need!
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2:56PM on 07/16/2012
Fuck me. That was Frank Castle. Right there.
Fuck me. That was Frank Castle. Right there.
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2:52PM on 07/16/2012
Tom is the man but come on, Frank Castle wouldn't even think twice before putting those punk in their place.
Tom is the man but come on, Frank Castle wouldn't even think twice before putting those punk in their place.
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2:46PM on 07/16/2012
Can we please get a Jane/Joanou Punisher film to happen right now? And let's get Hans Zimmer to score it too, since The DK score fit pretty well.
Can we please get a Jane/Joanou Punisher film to happen right now? And let's get Hans Zimmer to score it too, since The DK score fit pretty well.
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2:29PM on 07/16/2012
that was so f***ing awesome!!!! Tom Jane is the man!!!
I wonder if i was the only one that loved The Punisher w/ Tom Jane.
Would love to see more from the makers of the piece of art also.
that was so f***ing awesome!!!! Tom Jane is the man!!!
I wonder if i was the only one that loved The Punisher w/ Tom Jane.
Would love to see more from the makers of the piece of art also.
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2:27PM on 07/16/2012
that was so f***ing awesome!!!! Tom Jane is the man!!!
I wonder if i was the only one that loved The Punisher w/ Tom Jane.
Would love to see more from the makers of the piece of art also.
that was so f***ing awesome!!!! Tom Jane is the man!!!
I wonder if i was the only one that loved The Punisher w/ Tom Jane.
Would love to see more from the makers of the piece of art also.
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2:27PM on 07/16/2012
Thomas Jane is such a fucking badass, I hope this short film leads to a Punisher tv show on HBO or Showtime, starring Jane.
Thomas Jane is such a fucking badass, I hope this short film leads to a Punisher tv show on HBO or Showtime, starring Jane.
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2:29PM on 07/16/2012
HBO is the only way to go for this, imho.
HBO is the only way to go for this, imho.
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2:15PM on 07/16/2012

Stop ignoring this man.

Sort it out Hollywood.
Sort it out Hollywood.
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2:08PM on 07/16/2012
Brilliant!
Brilliant!
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1:57PM on 07/16/2012
Thomas Jane needs more love! If Marvel/Disney is smart, they'd give him some money and let him make a proper Punisher movie! Need more guys like Tom Jane!
Thomas Jane needs more love! If Marvel/Disney is smart, they'd give him some money and let him make a proper Punisher movie! Need more guys like Tom Jane!
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1:27PM on 07/16/2012
So awesome!!! Jane is the man!
So awesome!!! Jane is the man!
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