‘The Punisher’ Spinoff Rumors Swirl

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TV Line is reporting that Netflix may green light The Punisher series spinning off of the upcoming new season of Daredevil.

The series will revolve around the titular character portrayed by Jon Bernthal. Viewers will get their look of The Punisher on Friday, March 18 witht he debut of Daredevil Season 2.

In an interview with EW, Jon Bernthal spoke about what we can expect to see from The Punisher in the upcoming season of Daredevil:

As a man who put his [life] on the line and really went through the ultimate sacrifice for this country in his involvement in the military. He’s a guy who brought the war home with him [in] the worst possible way. There are a lot of iterations of this character and in all of them it’s a man who’s gone through this unbelievable trauma and what’s interesting about our take on him is how this trauma reshapes his own philosophy.

He went on:

With Frank, what was important was the emptiness inside him. He’s dealing with this unbelievable loss. There’s unbelievable anger and hatred and shame. There’s a sense of responsibility and as a father and husband, if I were to lose my family on my watch … I had to put myself in as dark of place as possible the last six months.

“Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we’re also going to force people to second-guess themselves,” previewed exec producer Doug Petrie in a separate interview with EW.com. “Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky shit.”

This would be the sixth Marvel series to hit Netflix if the rumor proves to be true joining Daredevil, Jessica Jones which just got its second season approved, the upcoming Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders.

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