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Jon Bernthal cast as The Punisher for season 2 of DAREDEVIL

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“In certain extreme situations, the law is inadequate. In order to shame its inadequacy, it is necessary to act outside the law. To pursue… natural justice. This is not vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive, it’s an emotional response. No, not vengeance. Punishment.”


Back in 2004, those lines were immortalised in possibly the definitive and most underrated take on The Punisher. Since then? The character has essentially been in Limbo, merely popping up in Punisher: Warzone, a crazy yet equally underrated kickass flick, as well the bootleg short Dirty Laundry. But it’s time for Frank Castle to make a proper return.

And he’ll be doing just that in season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil!

Jon Bernthal has been cast as the Hell’s Kitchen vigilante, a take-no-nonsense soldier who wages war on crime after he survives a gangland shooting that claimed the lives of his family. Deadly, efficient and driven, this is one vigilante who doesn’t hold back. Which means that he’ll be coming into conflict with Daredevil. The two have a storied history, with the Punisher once forcing the blind hero to make an impossible decision:


As for casting, I think Netflix has nailed it here. Bernthal kicked all kinds of ass in the TV series The Pacific and World War 2 tank-actioner Fury, and bringing that hardened edge to the second season of Daredevil will no doubt make for a more authentic Frank Castle. Thomas Jane, you might have a contender here.

All I know is, I’m beyond happy to see the cult classic character making a return.

Last Updated: June 10, 2015


  1. Can’t wait O_o

    How will this affect “The Defenders” miniseries event?


  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    June 10, 2015 at 12:51

    I did not expect to see The Punisher making an appearance in Daredevil. This is really cool news.


    • Skyblue

      June 10, 2015 at 19:50

      I like Jon Bernthal but not sure about a role as The Punisher. I thought Ray Stevenson was awesome in War Zone but then saw Thomas Jane in Dirty Laundry and though that was more awesome. Mr Bernthal is a pro so I’m sure he’ll nail it.

      Edit: At least Daredevil doesn’t shy away from the violence inflicted by their characters… like Man of Steel… oh wait…


      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        June 10, 2015 at 21:40

        No they don’t, but Punisher is way more violent than ol’ horn head.

        I really liked Thomas Jane as Punisher, his movie wasn’t the greatest though. Stevenson’s was more like a cool action movie to me, his accent kept slipping & that irritated me a bit.


  3. Rock789

    June 11, 2015 at 07:44

    I can see that working… Bring it on.

    And yeah, I love the 2004 Punisher movie – SO underrated!!


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