BossLogic debuts a new fan poster hyping Marvel's The Punisher, the Daredevil spinoff series starring Jon Bernthal set to premiere on Netflix later in 2017. The streaming service first launched their street-level corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Daredevil in 2015. Netflix's original plan included four separate solo series - Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist - and a team-up miniseries, The Defenders. With the recent debut of Iron Fist, all four solo shows have premiered, plus a second season of Daredevil, which introduced two new heroes to Hell's Kitchen: Elektra Natchios (Élodie Yung) and Frank Castle aka The Punisher (Bernthal).
This year marks the first time Netflix will roll out three seasons of Marvel series, which include Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher. However, since Iron Fist just debuted a few weeks ago and Netflix only recently announced the premiere date for The Defenders, it will be some time before the streaming service kicks marketing for The Punisher into high gear. To tide fans over, the graphic artist BossLogic, well-known for his pieces imagining what actors and actresses could look like in various Marvel and DC superhero roles, debuted a poster of his own for The Punisher.
Marvel and Netflix officially confirmed The Punisher starting filming in early October during the Iron Fist panel at New York Comic-Con - where Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb additionally confirmed Deborah Ann Woll would appear, reprising her Daredevil role as Karen Page, one of Frank's only trusted allies in New York City. The annoucement arrived a few days after Woll and Bernthal were photographed on set of The Punisher, but the confirmation successfully excited fans for the first Marvel Netflix series not part of the streaming service's original plan.
The show has not yet wrapped filming, with set photos surfacing less than a week ago of Bernthal sporting bruises while in costume as Frank Castle. The Punisher cast additionally includes Ben Barnes as the show's villain, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, as well as Michael Nathanson and Amber Rose Revah as a pair of Homeland Security agents.
With The Defenders not premiering until mid-August, it's possible Netflix will start marketing The Punisher before then even though the streaming service typically waits for a Marvel season to debut before promoting the next one on their slate. However, 2017 is the first year Netflix has rolled out three Marvel series, so it remains to be seen when The Punisher marketing push will begin. Until then, BossLogic's poster will certainly help to tide fans over.
The Defenders arrives on August 18th, 2017, with The Punisher coming later this year. Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Jessica Jones season 1, Luke Cage season 1, and Iron Fist season 1 are now available on Netflix. Premiere dates for the next seasons of Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Luke Cage have not yet been revealed.