The very same day that Netflix released Marvel’s The Defenders — a superhero mashup featuring Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and The Iron Fist — the streaming site decided to up its crime-fighting game with an Aug. 18 teaser trailer for the hotly anticipated Daredevil spinoff, The Punisher, slated to air sometime in 2017.
Then, on Aug. 22, Netflix and Marvel started trolling fans clamoring for the return of Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as The Punisher. Netflix dropped a new promotional image showing Frank Castle, a recon Marine-turned-boogieman for the criminal underworld, kitted out in his skull-emblazoned body armor, looking ready to take out whatever idiot villain gets in his way. His iconic uniform seems to have gotten an upgrade. Netflix’s Punisher has traded in the historically white skull t-shirt and trench coat we’ve seen on previous versions of the character for a more tactical look.
Castle left the military a war hero, but took on the mantle of The Punisher after his family was brutally murdered in a gang-related shooting. Driven by revenge and the conviction that those who operate outside of the law don’t deserve its protection, Castle hunts down criminals with military precision, and unlike The Defenders, he just straight-up wastes them.
The hype for the upcoming series didn’t stop with the promo image, either. A Twitter video promoting the upcoming series, dropped on Aug. 22, but the release date was — at this point, predictably — missing.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Sunday accused a Venezuelan fighter aircraft of "aggressively" shadowing a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries II plane over international airspace, in yet another sign of the increasing hostility between the two nations.
The encounter between the U.S. and Venezuelan planes occurred on Friday, the same day that the Trump administration announced it was sanctioning four top officials in Venezuela's military counterintelligence agency.
In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Marines of the U.S., left, and South Korea, wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on a beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. (Associated Press/Yonhap/Kim Jun-bum)
Joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises scheduled for next month are going ahead, a top Seoul official said Saturday, despite a threat by North Korea to boycott working-level talks with Washington and possibly restart nuclear and longer-range missile tests.
(Reuters) - A former National Security Agency contractor was sentenced in Maryland to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing huge amounts of classified material from U.S. intelligence agencies over two decades though officials never found proof he shared it with anyone.