We may not be getting Daredevil season 3 in 2017, but The Punisher is stepping up to fill the void! At New York Comic Con, it was announced that Deborah Ann Woll will reprise her role as Karen Page opposite Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle/the Punisher. Production is already underway for the series, and there are a few new faces coming to The Punisher.
Marvel.com announced five new additions to the cast of The Punisher, including Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson. From Marvel’s description, Nathanson will portray Sam Stein, “a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber Rose Revah).” As near as we can tell, neither Sam nor Dinah have direct counterparts in the Marvel Universe. but we suspect that they may be inspired by Detective Martin Soap and Lieutenant Molly von Richthofen from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s classic Punisher tale, “Welcome Back, Frank.” Soap and Molly may be too over the top for Netflix’s more grounded corner of the MCU. But it should be interesting to see if Sam and Dinah have a similar dynamic to that earlier pair.
Among the other cast members, Schulze’s character, Rawlins, implies that The Punisher may have an international scale. Schulze is portraying “Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle.” Moore is playing Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Castle’s who is also one of the few who know that the Punisher is still alive. Webber is taking on the role of Lewis Walcott, a veteran who is having difficulty resuming life outside of the armed forces.
Closer to home, Jaime Ray Newman has been cast as Sarah Lieberman, the wife of Castle’s right hand man, Micro/David Linus Lieberman (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). Sarah does have a counterpart in the comics, but it seems that she may have a bigger role in this series than she ever did before.
The Punisher is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2017.
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