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Netflix Reveals The Punisher’s New Look For Upcoming Series
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.
— Netflix US (@netflix) August 21, 2017
Damn you, Netflix.
We’re going to have to wait a little longer for The Punisher to drop down on us — not unlike the criminal quarry he hunts. Crap, that’s terrifying.
Police arrest suspected terrorist for 1985 hijacking in which Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was murdered
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the 1985 hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) plane in which a U.S. navy diver was killed.
A Greek police official said on Saturday the suspect had disembarked from a cruise ship on the island of Mykonos on Thursday and that his name came up as being wanted by German authorities.
The last time the world saw Marine veteran Austin Tice, he had been taken prisoner by armed men. It was unclear whether his captors were jihadists or allies of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad who were disguised as Islamic radicals.
Blindfolded and nearly out of breath, Tice spoke in Arabic before breaking into English:"Oh Jesus. Oh Jesus."
That was from a video posted on YouTube on Sept. 26, 2012, several weeks after Tice went missing near Damascus, Syria, while working as a freelance journalist for McClatchy and the Washington Post.
Now that Tice has been held in captivity for more than seven years, reporters who have regular access to President Donald Trump need to start asking him how he is going to bring Tice home.
SAN DIEGO — John Timothy Earnest didn't hide his smirks as he sat in a San Diego courtroom on Thursday, watching surveillance video of Lori Gilbert-Kaye being shot down inside the lobby of a Poway synagogue.
Earnest also smiled as a synagogue congregant testified about running toward the shooter, screaming "I'm going to kill you!" and seeing the gunman "with a look of astonishment or fear" turn and run.
Earnest, 20, is facing one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder in the shootings at Chabad of Poway on April 27. He also faces an arson charge related to an Escondido mosque fire in March, when several people who were sleeping inside escaped unharmed.
Sometimes a joke just doesn't work.
For example, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service tweeted and subsequently deleted a Gilbert Gottfried-esque misfire about the "Storm Area 51" movement.
On Friday DVIDSHUB tweeted a picture of a B-2 bomber on the flight line with a formation of airmen in front of it along with the caption: "The last thing #Millenials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today."
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is ready to act on its southern border with Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said, after warning that it could take unilateral steps if the U.S. does not establish a "safe zone" in northeast Syria this month.
"Our preparations along our borders are complete," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul on Saturday before departing to attend a U.N. General Assembly meeting.