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It’s been just over a month since Jon Bernthal’s titular anti-hero unloaded on Netflix viewers with the Nov. 17 launch of The Punisher, and the streaming service has already reenlisted the Marine vet turned gun-toting vigilante for a second season, according to Variety.
Brace yourself: Netflix’s The Punisher is finally here. After more than a year of Twitter and Instagram teasers, the much-hyped Daredevil spinoff starring Marvel’s most badass veteran arrived for streaming on Nov. 17... and he’s not alone.
After months of waiting and relentless teasing from Netflix, Marvel’s The Punisher is finally upon us — and a string of recent interviews with cast members shed light on what we can expect when Frank Castle returns on Nov. 17 to dish out some bloody, bullet-riddled justice punishment.
I’ve been pretty outspoken about my excitement for Frank Castle’s return to Netflix in The Punisher ever since Marvel’s October 2016 announcement that Jon Bernthal’s ex-Marine anti-hero would get his own show. I’ve devoted lots and lots of time to speculation on how Castle’s military history, originally teased in Daredevil season 2, would play out in a superhero series all about a one-man firing squad emblazoned with a white skull. I’d say I’ve been counting down until its release, but Netflix and Marvel are still keeping that under wraps.
Long before Frank Castle swapped his cammies, plate carrier and Kevlar for a set of black body armor emblazoned with a leering white skull and set out to punish the world’s criminals as The Punisher, he was a U.S. Marine. And it looks like Marvel and Netflix plan on giving us a glimpse at Castle’s wartime service.