Asia Pop-Comic Con may have given us a nice hint about another character making an appearance in Netflix’s The Punisher.
During the convention, Marvel was in Hall M presenting some featured footage, which included Inhumans, Thor: Raganarok, and The Punisher. It was during The Punisher presentation that C.B.Cebulski, Senior Vice President of Creator and Content Development at Marvel dropped a bomb on fans.
He told them, “another Marvel hero may be showing up (in the Punisher).”
Understandably, the comment was followed by a gasp from the audience. With that said the internet will get to play around and speculate who might be dropping in on The Punisher.
**Spoilers for The Defenders Below**
Now who could that hero be, and how could it be worked into The Punisher story line? The obvious choice would be Daredevil, but last we saw him he was bedridden with some serious injuries. However, Daredevil Stuntman Chris Brewster is listed on IMDB for the upcoming Punisher series. It’s possible he might be doing stunt work for another character. In the past, he did stunt work for Captain. With Daredevil’s sever injury at the end of The Defenders, I doubt Matt Murdock will be paying Frank Castle a visit this season.
It’s possible Marvel and Netflix may go a different direction and introduce a brand new character just like how the Punisher was introduced in Daredevil Season 2. We even saw this with Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Could we possibly see this strategy used again in an attempt at a soft pilot for another Netflix/Marvel Studios project. It’s been used a few times already, and if used well, can add another layer of storytelling and character development.
One possibility that comes to my mind could be Henry Russo. He is the child of Jigsaw, a villain played by Ben Barnes that is confirmed to make an appearance this upcoming season. As an ally of the Punisher in the comics, Henry was horribly abused by his father. In turn, he uses his hacking skills to help Frank Castle.
Is there a character you have in mind? Let us know who you would like to see in The Punisher!
The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal, ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deboran Ann Woll, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson.
The show is expected to debut on Netflix this Fall.