The latest image from Marvel's The Punisher flashes back to Frank Castle's time in the U.S. Marines. Unveiled by Empire Magazine, the still shows star Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, dressed in sniper tactical gear.
The 13-episode first season, which arrives later this year on Netflix, is said to be "largely separate" from the previous Marvel dramas -- Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders -- and will focus The Punisher's killing tendencies, spawned by the trauma of witnessing his family's death.
“It’s the only thing that silences the demons, temporarily,” Bernthal explained. “There’s going to be an attempt to move beyond The Punisher, but that’s something he can’t shake. There’s part of me that’s hungry to get back into the darkness, that’s excited to see it fall apart."
Debuting later this year on Netflix, The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, Shohreh Aghdashloo as Farah Madani, and Paul Schulze as Rawlins, with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in an undisclosed role.