Even though this Marvel character has no special superpowers but still he is loved by millions. The Punisher is known for his methods of killing. Netflix surprised and disappointed fans last year with the cancellation of the series. And since then fans have been waiting to know when will they get to see their favorite “anti-hero” back on screen. And it seems like they don’t have to wait for more. Keep reading for more updates regarding The Punisher Reboot.
Why Netflix Canceled The Series?
It seems like Netflix is making this year hard of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jone. But now it seems like The Punisher is also on the list. One of the major reasons why The Punisher’s new season got canceled was the lack of casting directors. Also, MCU failed at presenting the character as it was being depicted in the comics. Though if you are someone who doesn’t much about this character you can still watch its two seasons in Netflix.
The Punisher Reboot: Agreement Between Netflix And Marvel
There is an agreement between Netflix and Marvel. According to which Netflix will not touch the character for two years. Which means Netflix can’t create something with Punisher. But now we are halfway through the agreement, which means the studio can pick up the character.
Actor Royce Johnson portrayed the character of Sergeant Brett in both The Punisher and Daredevil. During an interview, he said, “I mean, talking to Jeph Loeb, I read that the memo had said, ‘To be continued’. There is a clause that I heard through rumor that we have to wait 18 months, up to two years.” Meanwhile his costar Amy Rutberg said, “There is this very real contract with Netflix. I had heard 18 months, maybe it’s two years. I suppose it’s possible that Marvel could buy them out, but I have not heard so much as a whisper.”
Who Will Play The Lead Role In The Punisher Reboot?
John Bernthal portrayed the character of Frank Castle in Netflix’s series The Punisher Series. His intense role was highly praised by both the critics and the fans. John perfectly crafted the violent intensity and vulnerability of the characters in himself. Though there are speculations that Marvel will try to maintain its distance from the series and the cast. But not firm words can be said regarding the same.
Following Frank Castle (a lethal man) the show came to an abrupt end. The series was not much of a hit and critics also didn’t review it well. But anyhow the show was really popular amongst the fans. Now it remains to see whether Netflix will make a movie or turn it into a show.