Netflix finally released its first full-length trailer for The Punisher and as you would expect with a vigilante as unhinged as this one…things get messy. The trailer also offers a little on what Frank’s life was before the death of his wife and children, even though it doesn’t offer much else in terms of narrative.
When we were introduced to Frank Castle in the second season of Daredevil, he was not only disturbed but also deadly. In the Punisher series, you can immediately tell we’re going to get a man with no holds barred. I love it already.
I don’t want to jinx it but this looks like it will probably be Netflix-Marvel’s best outing yet.
Rejoice, Mortals. Here’s the new trailer for The Punisher:
Did y’all see my beautiful Ben Barnes? Did you? ??
I don’t know when or how it happened but Ben Barnes holds a special place in my heart for literally no reason at all ??. I loved him as the arrogant, self-indulgent Logan on Westworld and I look forward to seeing him as Billy Russo in this series. Billy is described as Frank’s best friend from when they served in the United States Special Forces together. However, in the comic books, Billy is also a supervillain named Jigsaw. So I definitely want to see Billy Russo’s characterization in this, especially in relation to Frank – friend, foe, or ‘it’s complicated’.
Fans of Karen Page will be delighted to see Deborah Ann Woll (who plays Karen on Daredevil). Karen and Frank had a very interesting relationship, they had soft spots for each other and I’m curious to see how she fits into the narrative here. I’ve been a fan of Deborah since her True Blood days so yeah, I’m glad to see her here too. The More the merrier.
From what we can tell, in the series, the Punisher will team up with David Lieberman (Micro) who is played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach. This feels like a pairing we should be excited about because from what he saw in the trailer, he isn’t about to become Frank Castle’s moral compass. Good, because he doesn’t need one. Let it burn, Frank.
Let it burn, Frank.
Some people may be a little bummed that the Punisher is being relegated to the small screen instead of movie screens, but did you see that trailer? Frank Castle has historically been a violent character and let’s be real, do you see the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever getting that violent?
I think the small screen is where he thrives best because he will be allowed to run as free and as violent as the fans would like. Which is frankly good news (pun intended).
What did you think of the trailer, are you looking forward to seeing The Punisher when it airs?
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