The full-length trailer for The Punisher has arrived and is filled with the action and violence that fans have been waiting for. Jon Bernthal blew audiences away with his debut as Frank Castle in Daredevil season 2 last year and it instantly set off a wave of requests for him to get his own spin-off. Marvel and Netflix didn’t wait too long to make those hopes a reality, with The Punisher now set to have his own solo season, fleshing out the anti-hero over the course of thirteen episodes.
With there being so much excitement to see more of Castle, fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the series. However, Marvel and Netflix are being especially tightlipped about this series in particular, and have yet to even announce a release date for it. While that still holds true, the latest trailer will undoubtedly only increase the fever for The Punisher.
Netflix has debuted the official trailer for The Punisher online, and cranked the intensity up a notch for this newest promo. Unlike some of the more cryptic and quiet videos that have come before, set to the tune of One by Metallica, this trailer especially fits the mold of Punisher.
While it looked like at the beginning of the trailer that this one would again be a quieter piece of marketing, it turned out to be anything but. The trailer is stylish and well-cut to the beat of the song, with the choice of One only further amplifying the intensity. Considering how Punisher’s fight scenes were part of the reason why he stood out so much initially, it has been weird not seeing similar action on-dispaly in trailers past. Based on the footage featured here, however, The Punisher TV show will very much deliver the level of violence that’s expected.
The trailer also does a good job of setting the stage for the spinoff. Previous marketing materials have revealed Paul Schulze as William Rawlins, but this one actually sets up the man who appears to be this season’s big bad. We also get a brief glimpse here at Ben Barnes as Jigsaw, along with a few familiar faces. Deborah Ann Woll is back as Karen Page and appears multiple time here, while Stephen Rider is poised to also return as district attorney Blake Tower. As great as it is to see these supporting characters and others, this is clearly a trailer meant to sell people on Castle’s vigilante acts and it does a great job of doing just that.
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.
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