By: Adam Basciano
Heroic Hollywood first reported that Netflix was looking to enter into Phase 2 of their Marvel partnership. Netflix is looking to bring the likes of Blade, Ghost Rider, and The Punisher to the video streaming service. While the hope is to have them in their own shows, the best course of action, may be to integrate them into already existing Marvel/Netflix offerings, before launching them off on their own! That is exactly what Marvel plans to do with Frank Castle aka The Punisher. “Jon Bernthal (“Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Walking Dead, ” “Fury”) joins the upcoming season of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” streaming only on Netflix in 2016! Bernthal will portray The Punisher, one of Marvel’s most popular characters. He is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results.” Marvel’s head of television, and prolific comic book writer Jeph Loeb commented on the casting and role by saying; ” Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.” Definitely has the look, physicality, and acting ability. I’m liking this casting choice! This, plus the possibility of Elektra, and Bullseye showing up, gives season 2 of Daredevil every opportunity to be as good if not better then the first season.