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The Punisher spinoff on Netflix is being developed

01.18.2016

It was only a matter of time before Marvel figured out what the hell they were going to do with the Punisher.

Set to introduce the recaptured character during Season Two of DAREDEVIL on Netflix, the plan now appears to spin The Punisher off into his own solo series on the streaming network. According to TVLine, Marvel and Netflix are "this close" to giving the go-ahead to move forward with active development on something revolving around Frank Castle's brand of vigilante justice, with everyone extremely high on Jon Bernthal's portrayal of the character.

As for when a Punisher series might come to fruition, that's anyone's guess. There's a busy slate of Marvel stuff coming down the pipeline for Netflix that some consideration would have to be made as to exactly where the Punisher might slot in. However, one thing is for certain with the way Marvel Television is building their part of the Universe - they are going to keep you busy with their content whenever their films cannot.

The Punisher certainly has a new lease on life since his rights were re-acquired by Marvel.

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1:50PM on 01/19/2016

Couple of things....

1) I feel very alone....seems like I'm the only guy in the world who thought Thomas Jane absolutely killed it (no pun intended...or maybe?) as Frank Castle/Punisher. That said, if they can't get Jane, Bernthal will be a great replacement. Should do just as well.

2) That is one REALLY strong Jack Daniel's bottle.
1) I feel very alone....seems like I'm the only guy in the world who thought Thomas Jane absolutely killed it (no pun intended...or maybe?) as Frank Castle/Punisher. That said, if they can't get Jane, Bernthal will be a great replacement. Should do just as well.

2) That is one REALLY strong Jack Daniel's bottle.
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7:57PM on 01/18/2016

It's funny

Just last year Kevin Feige said they didn't know if or when they would utilize the Punisher. Now, here we are a year later and he's not only starring as the main antagonist in Daredevil Season 2, but he's potentially getting his own tv series.
Just last year Kevin Feige said they didn't know if or when they would utilize the Punisher. Now, here we are a year later and he's not only starring as the main antagonist in Daredevil Season 2, but he's potentially getting his own tv series.
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5:58AM on 01/19/2016
Strictly, the Netflix/TV stuff isnt Feige's domain. Not that he wouldnt know what's going on, but his role is the movies, not TV.
Strictly, the Netflix/TV stuff isnt Feige's domain. Not that he wouldnt know what's going on, but his role is the movies, not TV.
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7:35PM on 01/18/2016
The more the merrier! Just wondering if they'll move him out of New York. Getting a bit crowded in there. Probably won't happen, but a Shield episode is going to have to address one of these guys soon...JJ, at the very least... as it's seems her powers aren't exactly a secret.
The more the merrier! Just wondering if they'll move him out of New York. Getting a bit crowded in there. Probably won't happen, but a Shield episode is going to have to address one of these guys soon...JJ, at the very least... as it's seems her powers aren't exactly a secret.
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11:00PM on 01/18/2016
They should move him to Tampa
They should move him to Tampa
3:52PM on 01/18/2016
Keep the great entertainment coming Netflix
Keep the great entertainment coming Netflix
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2:49PM on 01/18/2016

Red? But why a red comment?

I really feel that Punisher would be better suited in the Defenders series as a member or some part of it, instead of his own series. I don't really see why he needs his own 13 ep arc.

I also start noticing this trend of recent shows getting their 2nd season announcements which leaves Iron Fist in the back burner. I really don't like that. I want my Iron Fist. I want that awesome Luke Cage and Iron Fist duo in live action. The more seasons and other character series getting announced, I'm
I really feel that Punisher would be better suited in the Defenders series as a member or some part of it, instead of his own series. I don't really see why he needs his own 13 ep arc.

I also start noticing this trend of recent shows getting their 2nd season announcements which leaves Iron Fist in the back burner. I really don't like that. I want my Iron Fist. I want that awesome Luke Cage and Iron Fist duo in live action. The more seasons and other character series getting announced, I'm worried we won't get that awesome Iron Fist show.

If Punisher does get his own series, I imagine it working best after the Defenders premiere. Maybe there they can create a storyline that influences continuing shows. Much like what Phase 2 is after the first team up movie.
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3:24PM on 01/18/2016
I'm worried as well about the Iron Fist show which I was very much looking forward to since I don't truly know too much about the character. In the article about the Defenders on this site Iron Fist wasn't even mentioned as part of that team, which worries me even more.
I'm worried as well about the Iron Fist show which I was very much looking forward to since I don't truly know too much about the character. In the article about the Defenders on this site Iron Fist wasn't even mentioned as part of that team, which worries me even more.
3:56PM on 01/18/2016
Yea I hear ya, it seems like they've just abandoned the concept altogether. I'm not a huge fan of Iron Fist or anything, never read his comics, but it just sucks that they announce something, get his fans all amped up for it and then quietly take it away.

On the other hand, since his back story is a little different and "out there" compared to the rest of the characters on Netflix, maybe Marvel is waiting to see how well Dr. Strange does and how receptive fans are to that kind of movie
Yea I hear ya, it seems like they've just abandoned the concept altogether. I'm not a huge fan of Iron Fist or anything, never read his comics, but it just sucks that they announce something, get his fans all amped up for it and then quietly take it away.

On the other hand, since his back story is a little different and "out there" compared to the rest of the characters on Netflix, maybe Marvel is waiting to see how well Dr. Strange does and how receptive fans are to that kind of movie before going ahead with Iron Fist?
7:58PM on 01/18/2016
But Iron Fist just recently announced that they hired a showrunner, so it's clearly moving forward. It's just the last series of the Defenders, so the development naturally is not as far along. Netflix did announce that they are making progress on the casting of the show, so it is happening.
But Iron Fist just recently announced that they hired a showrunner, so it's clearly moving forward. It's just the last series of the Defenders, so the development naturally is not as far along. Netflix did announce that they are making progress on the casting of the show, so it is happening.
8:30PM on 01/18/2016
Iron fist once took down a helicarrier with one chop of his "glowing Chuck Norris action figure" chops
Iron fist once took down a helicarrier with one chop of his "glowing Chuck Norris action figure" chops
1:25AM on 01/19/2016
Years ago I'd struggle to think how The Punisher could stretch out to 13Eps, but then I read Garth Ennis' work and now I think it's a great idea if they stick to that blueprint.
Years ago I'd struggle to think how The Punisher could stretch out to 13Eps, but then I read Garth Ennis' work and now I think it's a great idea if they stick to that blueprint.
1:46PM on 01/18/2016
I think this news is no surprise considering how exatic the response was that the Punisher would be joining the MCU and the fact they got the very talented Jon Bernthal to don the white skull t-shirt. As much as I was hoping for Thomas Jane to reprise the role, I absolutely think Bernthal is going to own the role and will be giving Daredevil a run for its money in being the best MCU series of Netflix.

I'm just glad that the Punisher will finally have more of a format to flesh out his
I think this news is no surprise considering how exatic the response was that the Punisher would be joining the MCU and the fact they got the very talented Jon Bernthal to don the white skull t-shirt. As much as I was hoping for Thomas Jane to reprise the role, I absolutely think Bernthal is going to own the role and will be giving Daredevil a run for its money in being the best MCU series of Netflix.

I'm just glad that the Punisher will finally have more of a format to flesh out his character more.
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12:09PM on 01/18/2016
Let's hope it's going to be as good as Daredevil's 1st season.
Let's hope it's going to be as good as Daredevil's 1st season.
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12:02PM on 01/18/2016

Awesome!!!

I have always thought that The Punisher would do much better on the small screen on a network like HBO or Netflix where they can go either hard R rating or even an NC17. This is beautiful news knowing it will be home to Netflix with John Bernthal at the helm, dude is a great actor and I can't wait to see his portrayal of said character in the upcoming season of Daredevil. I would love to see The Punisher's first season dive in before he became the Punisher and show him as a detective working
I have always thought that The Punisher would do much better on the small screen on a network like HBO or Netflix where they can go either hard R rating or even an NC17. This is beautiful news knowing it will be home to Netflix with John Bernthal at the helm, dude is a great actor and I can't wait to see his portrayal of said character in the upcoming season of Daredevil. I would love to see The Punisher's first season dive in before he became the Punisher and show him as a detective working the streets with him making some of those enemies that will eventually kill off his entire family at the end of season one and show him don the vigilante shirt with that white skull. Then season two taking off strong with him as the Punisher and just wreaking havoc on all baddies. Can't wait!!!
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1:36PM on 01/18/2016
Except the story you're telling isn't about the punisher
Except the story you're telling isn't about the punisher
2:15PM on 01/18/2016
@goldfingerz, ur completely right about that, its more of a Frank Castle story, but just for the first season. Just was thinking in terms of giving more of a backstory first for the part of the audience that don't really know too much about Frank Castle before jumping right into a full blown Punisher show. I don't think they will get into too much detail with his character in the Daredevil series save for the fact that he is a vigilante and Daredevil has to try and stop him from killing the
@goldfingerz, ur completely right about that, its more of a Frank Castle story, but just for the first season. Just was thinking in terms of giving more of a backstory first for the part of the audience that don't really know too much about Frank Castle before jumping right into a full blown Punisher show. I don't think they will get into too much detail with his character in the Daredevil series save for the fact that he is a vigilante and Daredevil has to try and stop him from killing the baddies since thats against his way. Either way however they decide to approach it I'm down and excited to see the Punisher come back in all of his beautiful glory!
7:45PM on 01/18/2016
No its not a frank castle story. The story you're telling could be interesting bit has nothing to do with Frank castle or the punisher.
No its not a frank castle story. The story you're telling could be interesting bit has nothing to do with Frank castle or the punisher.
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