The poster for Marvel’s The Punisher doesn’t reveal the release date of the Netflix series. Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut during the second season of Daredevil, the first series to launch as part of Marvel Studios’ street-level corner of the world on Netflix. The first season of Daredevil was followed by Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders – all part of Marvel’s original deal with Netflix. However, the first spinoff within this universe will hit the streaming service in the final months of 2017 with The Punisher season 1 expected to roll out at some point this year.
Since The Defenders debuted on Netflix last month, Marvel has begun the promotional lead up to The Punisher with a first trailer, various other video promos, and by revealing the season 1 episode titles. However, amid everything Marvel has unveiled so far, one glaring omission has been The Punisher release date – which still hasn’t been confirmed. It’s not uncommon for Marvel and Netflix to hold back a release date until a few months before a show debuts, but with only three and a half months left of 2017, fans are eager to know when they’ll get to watch The Punisher.
Marvel continues to promote The Punisher by unveiling the show’s official poster, a new promo, and a batch of images featuring much of the main cast. Take a look at the promo above, as well as the images and poster in the gallery below. As evidenced by the promo and poster, Marvel is still holding back the official release date for The Punisher.
In addition to Frank Castle, The Punisher will feature his comic book ally Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), Homeland Security agents Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah) and Sam Stein (Michael Nathanson), Frank’s friend Curtis Hoyle (Jason R. Moore), army veteran Lewis Walcott (Daniel Webber), Micro’s wife Sarah Lieberman (Jaime Ray Newman), and Frank’s ally from Daredevil, Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll). Additionally, Ben Barnes plays Billy Russo, Frank’s former friend turned enemy in The Punisher series. All of these characters can be spotted in the images above.
In terms of when The Punisher premiere date will be revealed, it’s likely Marvel will announce it as part of the show’s panel at this year’s New York Comic Con. Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb revealed the start of filming on The Punisher at NYCC last year, so it makes sense that he would hold back something to reveal at this year’s convention – especially if Marvel and Netflix aren’t planning on screening the premiere episode like they did with The Defenders at Comic-Con International in San Diego this summer.
As for when The Punisher will actually debut, fans speculate it will premiere on November 10 of this year, the Friday before Veterans Day, to honor Frank’s history in the U.S. Marine Corps. But, until Marvel and Netflix officially reveal the release date, we’ll have to wait and see when The Punisher will premiere.
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.
Source: Marvel [via BD]
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