One of the biggest and most exciting additions to Daredevil season two is Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle, and The Punisher making his presence felt in Hell’s Kitchen understandably has excitement among fans at an all-time high. Now, to fuel that even further, The Walking Dead alum has shared an awesome behind the scenes video of him in action.
In a recent interview with Variety, Bernthal had this to say about what he brings to the role of The Punisher in the second season of Daredevil.
“I’ve said it before, there’s no way I could have played this role if I wasn’t a husband and I wasn’t a father. Until you truly understand what it means to love something more than yourself, and to happily to give your life for something else in this world. To really understand that, you come close to beginning to understand what it might be like to lose that love. I think it starts there. I will say, my way of working is to dive into a dark space — I think the character deserves that.”
“I think it’s a character that means an enormous amount to a lot of people. It’s a character that resonated with law enforcement, the military, guys have gone into battle with the Punisher insignia on their body armor, people died for this country with that insignia on their equipment, so that’s something I take super seriously,” Bernthal said. “And I think it did require some serious isolation, and some pretty dark days. His life is over; it’s really important to dive into that fully.”
Everything the actor is saying about his role in Daredevil sounds perfect, and with the series receiving rave reviews, there’s a lot to be excited about here. This shot of Bernthal firing off a few rounds is certainly a tantalizing tease, and it’s going to be a lot of fun seeing him take on The Man Without Fear.