Jon Bernthal Hints at Punisher Cancellation with Cryptic Message

UPDATED 2/18/2019 11:46 am ET: Marvel's The Punisher has since been cancelled by Netflix. The original story remains unaltered below.

The end may be nigh for Netflix's The Punisher. On Instagram, Frank Castle actor Jon Bernthal posted a cryptic message that suggests his time as Punisher is over.

"To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots," he wrote. "I’m endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to. Thank you to the USMC and all the wonderful soldiers who trained me. Go Hard. Be safe."

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Despite the finality of Bernthal's message, no official announcement has been made about the series' fate. However, if The Punisher is indeed cancelled, it is only the latest Marvel casualty at Netflix. Since October, Netflix has axed Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil shortly after the release of their most recent seasons. As such, many expect Punisher to go the same way, and Bernthal's post may indicate an official cancellation is forthcoming.

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Of the Marvel Netflix series, only Punisher and Jessica Jones remain. Punisher dropped Season 2 just a month ago, while Jessica Jones Season 3 is expected to release sometime this summer.

The Punisher Season 2 stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, Josh Stewart as John Pilgrim, Floriana Lima as Krista Dumont and Giorgia Whigham as Amy Bendix. Both seasons of the show, along with all its sister series, are now streaming on Netflix.

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