Punisher 2 Update

Published 8 years ago by

rstevenson Punisher 2 UpdateI know there hasn’t been much Punisher 2 coverage on the site – maybe it’s because I thought that The Punisher was pretty awful. Three months ago there was a lot of buzz online regarding the fact that Thomas Jane (who played the lead in the previous film) was not reprising his role in the sequel and in fact dropped out during early production on the film. I don’t think it was ever made clear if it was due to the script, the director or a combination of the two.

Then two months ago word came out that Lexi Alexander would be taking over the sequel and then one month ago the announcement was made that Ray Stevenson would be putting on the skull t-shirt.

Now more details about the film are emerging…

The info does contain pretty significant storyline spoilers so I won’t post anything like that here, but if you can click on the following if you want Punisher 2 story details.

I’ve never been a reader of the comic, so I’m not familiar with The Punisher‘s rouges gallery of villains. The bad guy in the sequel is a character by the name of Jigsaw (no, not the guy from the Saw movies, although wouldn’t that be cool?), and Frank Castle (aka The Punisher) will also have to contend with the law since he’s out there acting as a vigilante.

One of the better pieces of news as far as I’m concerned is that they’re moving the story to New York City, which is where The Punisher belongs. Why in the heck they put the first movie in sunny Florida was beyond me, and was one of my big points of contention regarding the first film.

I hear good things about Ray Stevenson and we’ll have to see how a female director pulls off such a hard core “guy movie.” I’m actually kind of looking forward to this one now.

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  1. Punisher sequel?

    Ugh. Just…just ugh.

  2. I know what you mean, but really I think they’re almost looking at this like the upcoming Hulk movie: more of a reboot than a continuation of the previous film.


  3. Good point. I wasn’t exactly fond of Hulk (was anyone, really?). But Incredible looks really, really good!

  4. I think Tom/Thomas Jane was supposed to reprise his role as the Punisher, but check out his letter to AICN’s Quint:



  5. The whole Florida thing was all budget, the movie was done pretty cheap. And I actually liked the last one.

  6. I must be the only man in the world who actually loved the first Punisher. I bought it on DVD when it first came out too…

    So for me…Yippy for numero 2!

  7. I made a post earlier, but it didn’t go through. What’s up??


  8. Another bit of interesting news, the two guys who wrote Iron Man, are also writers on The Punihser 2.

  9. Heath,

    The AICN is what I was referring to in my post, and yours got tagged because of the link by my anti-spam comment plugin. The CAPTCHA works so well, though that I think I can ease up on the link thing.


  10. Thanks Vic!