"Punisher" is headed to his own Marvel Netflix series, but -- aside from a few casting announcements -- not much is known about the upcoming "Daredevil" spin-off. However, that could change very soon. A mysterious image has appeared across "Daredevil's" social media accounts, and it suggests that a "Punisher" announcement is on the way.
"Tomorrow's answers are hidden in the past," reads the caption on the post. The post shows a single image from the closing moments "Daredevil" Season 2, where Frank Castle visited his house one last time and retrieved a CD with the word "Micro" scrawled across it in sharpie. As such, the caption may use this "Daredevil" Season 2 moment to tease an announcement for as soon as tomorrow.
Though the image seems to suggest an announcement, it doesn't specify what will be announced. The possibilities range from a teaser trailer to new official photos to a release date and more. What's more, seeing as the hint was released on "Daredevil's" accounts, this theoretical announcement could have something to do with Red himself.
While the CD posed a lot of questions back in "Daredevil" Season 2, a recent casting announcement may shed some light on what Punisher is holding here. Last October, "Girls" star Ebon Moss-Bachrach was cast as a character called Micro, a former NSA analyst “whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle.” This role presumably is based on the Marvel Comics character David Lieberman, a hacker and longtime ally of The Punisher who’s gone by the aliases Micro and Microchip. Additionally, "Bates Motel's" Jaime Ray Newman joined the show as Sarah Lieberman, “Micro’s wife whose marriage has made her life far more complicated,” which suggests Micro will play a prominent role in "Punisher's" debut season.
Bernthal’s Punisher will return in his own Netflix series, spinning out of the events of “Daredevil” season two. Officially set to debut in 2017, “Marvel’s The Punisher” will feature Bernthal in the title role and a cast consisting of Daniel Webber (“11.22.63”), Jason R. Moore (“A Lonely Place for Dying”), Paul Schulze (“Nurse Jackie”), Jaime Ray Newman (“Bates Motel”), Ben Barnes (“The Chronicles of Narnia”), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“Girls”) Amber Rose Revah (“Indian Summers,” “Son of God”) and Michael Nathanson (“The Knick,” “Wolf of Wall Street”). Additionally, “Daredevil’s” Deborah Ann Woll (a.k.a. Karen Page) will appear in the series in an unrevealed capacity.