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Marvel's Baddest Vet Is Back In 'The Punisher' Season 2
Well, the wait is up.
Frank Castle is headed back for a second season of The Punisher, and there's going to be one hell of a body count once it blasts its way onto Netflix on Jan. 18.
Not only is Jon Bernthal's titular anti-hero back, based on the new trailer the streaming service posted today, he's fully embraced his calling: "I'm not the one who dies," Castle says in the trailer. "I'm the one who does the killing."
The new season appears to pick up right where it left off: Castle has hunted down and either killed or brutally maimed those involved in the murder of his family, which includes his one-time friend and brother in arms, now his nemesis, Billy Russo (Ben Barnes). Russo for his part, well, he's never going to fully recover from that ass kicking. Left physically scarred and psychologically shattered after his scrap with The Punisher, Russo dons a face mask that looks like a hand-me-down from Michael Myers to go with his new nom de guerre, Jigsaw, and sets out in search of revenge. Another villain makes an appearance in the trailer, a violent Christian fundamentalist by the name of John Pilgrim, and he too has Castle in his sights.
Unfortunately for both Pilgrim and Russo, they probably don't have enough men.
For fans of Netflix's version of the gun-toting, no-fucks given death machine, the trailer for season 2 is like a belated bullet-ridden Christmas present. Even though it leaves the details of the plot less than clear, one thing is certain: Frank Castle is no longer trying to pick up the broken pieces of his life, or find himself, and his place in the world. He knows who he is now, and the bad guys do too.
The Punisher is back and he's not messing around. Netflix
Castle first debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Daredevil, then returned for his own spin off series, The Punisher, but until now the ex-Marine turned-vigilante has been searching for a purpose, one that goes beyond personal vengeance and wanton vigilante justice.
Based on the trailer he's found it: Punishment, not justice.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim — debunked as a conspiracy theory — about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.
Trump and administration officials had denied for weeks that they had demanded a "quid pro quo" - a Latin phrase meaning a favor for a favor - for delivering the U.S. aid, a key part of a controversy that has triggered an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives against the Republican president.
But Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, acknowledged in a briefing with reporters that the U.S. aid — already approved by Congress — was held up partly over Trump's concerns about a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server alleged to be in Ukraine.
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‘I’m the Meryl Streep of generals’ — Mattis hits back at Trump for calling him the 'world's most overrated general'
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis decided to take on President Donald Trump's reported assertion that he is "overrated" at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City on Thursday.
"I'm not just an overrated general, I am the greatest — the world's most — overrated," Mattis said at the event, which raises money for charity.
"I'm honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress," Mattis said. "So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals ... and frankly that sounds pretty good to me. And you do have to admit that between me and Meryl, at least we've had some victories."
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US and Turkey agree on temporary cease fire to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from northeast Syria
The United States and Turkey have agreed to a temporary cease fire to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a safe zone that Turkey is establishing along its border with Syria, Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday.