Jon Bernthal is the best actor to play The Punisher. Marvel has struggled a lot with this character. Dolph Lundgren, Rey Stevenson, and Thomas Jane are the actors who played the role of The Punisher on the big screens. But, the character never became a big hit on the big screens. Marvel made a great decision by creating it for the small screens.
The Punisher series received a lot of praise for its plot and Jon Bernthal’s flawless acting. He also appeared on The Walking Dead and played the role of Shane in the first season. But due to the conflict between Netflix and Marvel, the show was canceled. “Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters,” Loeb said in a statement “but you know Marvel better than that. But, it seems like Marvel wants to bring the show back. The first time the character was seen in the Daredevil.
Why Netflix decided to cancel Marvel Netflix Shows?
Back in 2013, Netflix signed up a deal with Marvel. It helped Netflix a lot in gaining viewers and bringing more subscriptions to the streaming platform. However, now they can stand up without Marvel, they decided to end their deal and come up with their own comic book universe. There are shows like The Umbrella Academy which are basically Netflix Original and have gain massive amount of audience in such a short time.
Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and an exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.
The Punisher Reboot
There are rumors that are circulating the internet that The Punisher is having a reboot. Marvel is planning to bring The Punisher back. But this time it will return on Hulu or Fox. They are not taking the risk to bring the show on Disney plus as they are planning to make it R-rated.
Mikey Sutton said this about the return of the Punisher:
“There has been chatter about either FX or Hulu for the Punisher to hunt and kill criminals, free from censorship. Regardless of which of the two he ends up, details have begun to emerge on where his future stands,” Sutton says.
“Marvel Studios intends to bring back Bernthal; however, it doesn’t mean the new series will follow the continuity of the Netflix program especially when the multiverse can now explain it away. Or it can they will simply not refer to it [They]would like other adult-oriented heroes to guest including Daredevil and Samuel L. Jackson in his foul-mouthed Fury, [and] the show could be called Punisher War Journal, just as the ’80s comic book.”
Is Jon Bethnal returning as The Punisher?
Fans are curious if Jon will return to reprise his role as The Punisher. Jon Bethnal likes the role and he is passionate about playing the character. There is no doubt that he will return to play his favorite role.
He said this during a interview:
“Frank Castle is 100 percent in my bones and in my heart,” the actor told EW.
He continued saying:
“Over the years, the character has resonated with the law enforcement community and the military community and the comic book audience, and being a part of that I revere and I’m enormously grateful for. Frank Castle, the place where he’s at and the journey where he’s at, is something that I bought into wholeheartedly. He will always have a place in my heart and I will always be very protective of him and that project.”
However, it seems like a possibility he might return to play his character. It is hard to imagine someone else playing the role. He played the role with a lot of dedication.
He respects Frank’s character and for him returning back to play the role will be like an honor. Fans are excited for him and they want the reboot soon.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.