In less than two weeks, Jon Bernthal’s Punisher is shooting his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the second season of Daredevil. And while early images of Bernthal as Frank Castle didn’t feature the character’s iconic skull shirt, it looks like Bernthal will go into full Punisher mode by the end of the 13-episode season.
Netflix and Marvel TV have released a new Daredevil season 2 poster that features Bernthal in costume as the Punisher alongside images of Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Elodie Yung as Elektra.
Note that Castle’s face appears to be injured, and his skull insignia looks like it was spray-painted on. But for the most part, it appears to be very true to the spirit of the Punisher’s classic costume. If Daredevil season 2 follows Castle’s progression as the Punisher, he may choose that skull icon as a response to Daredevil’s attempt to be a heroic symbol for the city.
When the Punisher was first adapted into a feature film back in 1989, Dolph Lundgren’s Frank Castle never wore the skull shirt because the producers reportedly felt it looked too “comic booky.” Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson got to wear the skull in The Punisher and Punisher: War Journal, respectively, though.
Daredevil season 2 will mark the first time that the Punisher has appeared in live-action alongside another Marvel hero. There are even frequent rumors that Bernthal’s Punisher could get his own Netflix series, despite the recent denial issued by Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb.
Netflix will premiere Daredevil season 2 on Friday, March 18.
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