DAREDEVIL Adds Jon Bernthal as the Punisher for Season 2
Holy bullet casings, True Believers! Marvel announced on Tuesday that The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal would be suiting up as Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher, for the second season of its Daredevil series on Netflix.
For those of you who may not know, The Punisher is a vigilante who also patrols the streets of New York City — and specifically Hell’s Kitchen — but he takes a far more lethal approach to stopping crime. Given Bernthal’s unhinged portrayal of Shane in The Walking Dead and as a rogue cop with nothing to lose in Mob City, he seems more than up to the task of portraying one of Marvel’s most conflicted and violent characters.
In a press release, Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb said, “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. Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”