Jon Bernthal’s Punisher has so far been at the forefront of “Daredevil’s” marketing heading into the Netflix show’s second season. He took the lead in the show’s first full-length trailer and now two new stills have been released featuring the character. The pics come from “Empire’s” most recent issue, scanned by ComicBookMovie.
CBM also details a fight scene described in the “Empire” write-up of “Daredevil,” which teases that Punisher and Daredevil may spend some time fighting on the same side.
The actor playing Man Justifiably Terrified By The Punisher wrenches open the door and limps through the cabin into his chambers. After a beat, Bernthal – assault rifle in the ready position – follows. Gunfire is exchanged, and the scene ends with The Punisher standing over the man as he begs for his life. Bernthal takes out a handgun anf puts it in the man’s mouth. Lost in character, Bernthal calls the man a “cocksucker.”
And then, just as Frank is about to Castle the poor chap, in barges Charlie Cox as that do-gooding Daredevil. “GET OUTTA HERE RED!” yells Bernthal, a line which tells us that, though their methods are different, The Punisher and Daredevil have formed an alliance of sorts. What happens next – Castle leaping up and pushing Daredevil out of the room – tells us that alliance is fairly brittle.
All 13 episodes of “Daredevil” season two premiere on Netflix on Friday, March 18.