A new Daredevil image leads us to a cool The Punisher Easter egg. The two's connection has long been established since they have crossed paths in Daredevil season 2, which also served as Frank Castle's (Jon Bernthal) introduction into the Marvel TV/Netflix world before being spun off into his new standalone series. So it is not really surprising that Marvel TV will use this link to promote their newest upcoming series.
The Punisher is really ramping up its marketing despite the fact that the series has not announced its official release date yet. Following the roll-out of the first official The Punisher trailer, a slew of photos were released including nifty moving character posters of Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) and Frank. While those are a really great way to promote the coming series, this is probably Marvel TV's coolest scheme thus far.
Coming via Daredevil's official Facebook page is a photo that's rather plain-looking at first glance. It features a keyboard, a monitor with The New York Bulletin site loaded, and a pad of paper with what appears to be Karen's login credentials. “Congratulations on all your hard work with the New York Bulletin, Karen. You’ve come so far," the snap's caption reads. However, if the scribbled login details are used on the now revamped New York Bulletin site, it would actually direct us to Karen's personal page - with folders that are categorized as "Research," "Trial," and "Evidence." You can check out the post below:
Each tag offers significant information on Frank. The "Research" folder has a photo of the ex-military turned anti-hero's family, which is very similar to what we have seen in Daredevil season 2. "Trial," on the other hand, has data about his brain injury from the Massacre at Central Park and finally, the "Evidence" folder not only has supplemental details regarding the massacre but also proof that it was a cover-up with District Attorney Samantha Reyes as its mastermind.
While all this information briefs us on what we need to know about Frank coming into his standalone show, it also gives us a glimpse at what Karen's role will be in his revenge mission. Additionally, it's nice seeing Frank's story from her perspective rather than him feeding it to us, as it gives us a clear picture of what has happened devoid of Frank's anger and grief over the brutal death of his family.
As previously mentioned, Marvel TV and Netflix are still being coy about The Punisher's release date, but all the incoming promotional material is a good indication that the series is dropping sometime soon.
The Punisher season 1 premieres on Netflix sometime in 2017. Premiere dates for the new seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist have yet to be announced.