Frank Castle is undoubtedly the outlier of Marvel’s street-level heroes.
Whereas Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist attempt to clean up the streets of Hell’s Kitchen (and Harlem!) while still adhering to some sort of moral code, The Punisher‘s rage and animosity know no bounds, as Castle slaughters his targets one after another with deadly precision.
It’s part of the reason why Marvel and Netflix’s 13-part series was such a faithful rendition of the iconic anti-hero, and below, you’ll see yet more evidence that The Punisher season 2 is about to honor tradition. Front and center as New York’s Angel of Death is Jon Bernthal, who is once again wearing that iconic skull vest as he zeroes in on his prey. Oh, and it’s smeared in blood, just to drive the point home that Frank Castle is not to be trifled with.
Out of the four aforementioned superhero series, three have been scheduled for 2018 – namely Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist, whose second season is booked in for a Netflix premiere at the beginning of September. Couple this with talk of Daredevil returning before the year’s end and it’s all but certain that The Punisher season 2 will be held until early 2019.
Production on the standalone Netflix series has already wrapped (chances are these set photos are at least two weeks old, as Jon Bernthal is seen wearing the same outfit from a fortnight ago), so it’s only a matter of time before we have an official ETA on The Punisher‘s sophomore outing, in which Frank Castle is expected to go up against the warped Billy Russo (AKA Jigsaw) once again. Stay tuned for more.