Just this week Netflix dropped the trailer for their 13 episode Marvel’s The Punisher series, which stars John Bernthal (Baby Driver) as Frank Castle AKA The Punisher, who was introduced in season 2 of Daredevil. The show will follow The Punisher as he leaves behind a trail of bodies and destruction while trying to uncover a conspiracy that runs deep in governmental agencies.
Fittingly the trailer is set to Metallica’s 1988 metal hit ‘One’, which describes a war veteran suffering from PTSD stuck in his own personal hell.
In-keeping with the other Marvel Netflix characters and their respective shows, Marvel’s The Punisher appears to have adopted a thematic color. This time sticking with the dark blue assigned to the Punisher during his appearance in Daredevil, which contrasts from the devils signature red. You can spot the blue sneaking into frame fairly often throughout the trailer and even highlighting the shows logo towards the end of the trailer.
Check out the trailer here:
Interestingly the one eye’d bold man is comic book character William Rawlins, who is being portrayed by actor Paul Schulze (Rambo), he has history with Frank, was in the CIA, and committed several war crimes, but I’m not so sure I would count on him being the big bad of the series. My money for that role is on Ben Barnes’s (WestWorld, Chronicles of Narnia) character Billy Russo, a long time Punisher villain considered to be his archenemy, in the show he will be the head of Anvil, a private military corporation.
Daredevil’s Deborah Ann Woll and Royce Johnson also reprise their roles of Reporter Karen Page and Detective Sergeant Brett Mahoney, who I’m sure will attempt (and fail) to keep Frank on the right and legal path.
The official synopsis reads:
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld.
Now about that release date! While it has not yet been officially confirmed by Marvel or Netflix, reddit user Greame12895 appears to have come across the date in the latest issue of Total Film magazine.
As you can see Total Film have it at Oct 13th, which is oddly the same day Netflix is scheduled to release the anticipated MINDHUNTER, and two weeks before Stranger Things season 2 is set to drop!