A new teaser for The Punisher doesn’t shy away from the brutality of the upcoming Marvel and Netflix series. Even before Jon Bernthal appeared on season 2 of Daredevil, many fans were predicting that Bernthal’s Frank Castle/Punisher would eventually get his own series. Sure enough, Marvel was quick to announce a solo series for The Punisher on Netflix, after Bernthal earned high marks from critics and fans for his work on Daredevil. The Punisher TV show is now expected to land on the streaming service in November, with Marvel now holding-off on revealing the series’ exact premiere date as part of its larger marketing strategy for the show.
Carrying over from Frank’s crusade in Daredevil, The Punisher will see the eponymous vigilante tackling a massive conspiracy that involves many of his old compatriots in the military. The latest teaser for the show offers a glimpse of what’s coming for those who crossed the Punisher in a bad way, in the past.
Said promo for The Punisher continues Marvel and Netflix’s marketing approach of using glitchy videos and found-footage to promote the series. In this case, various body cameras and other conveniently-placed recording devices pick up footage of Frank hunting soldiers out in the woods somewhere. Despite only being armed with a knife, Frank manages to ambush a number of those who are (in theory) hunting him, while delivering a warning to the camera in the process.
Like the footage featured in previous Punisher promos, it’s not clear yet if this material will appear in the show or is simply being used for marketing purposes. The filming and editing style are a bit over the top, so odds are that it’s meant to be used for promotional purposes only. Still, we know Frank will be hunting down his old allies from the military in the show, so some of this footage may yet show up in the series proper.
As we await the full-length trailer and release date announcement for The Punisher, more and more details about the series continue to make their way online. It’s long been confirmed that Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) from Daredevil and The Defenders will appear on the series, but it more recently came to light that frequent Marvel/Netflix TV show supporting player Turk (Rob Morgan) will be showing up too.
The Punisher won’t just be nodding to other Marvel/Netflix shows, either. Frank’s infamous Battle Van, a fixture in the comics and the Spider-Man animated series from the ’90s that serves as his mobile command center and weapons cache, will also be appearing in The Punisher TV show.
The Punisher premieres on Netflix in fall 2017. Premiere dates for the new seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist have yet to be announced.
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