The Punisher: Jon Bernthal Explains If He'd Play Frank Castle Again

Jon Bernthal as The Punisher

The strained relationship between Marvel Studios and Netflix eventually led to the cancellation of all five of Netflix's Marvel series, from Daredevil to The Punisher in February 2019. While there is a possibility that the Disney+ streaming service could revive them all, the future of those superheroes is currently unknown.

Actor Jon Bernthal, who played Frank Castle in both Daredevil and his solo series, recently talked about playing other superheroes and expressed a certain attachment to the antihero. "I love Frank." Bernthal said. "I really don't have any desire to move off of him." When asked about whether or not he would be reprising the role, the actor laughed, "I mean, you know I can't talk about that," adding, "And like, by the way, honestly, y'all will know before me. They don't tell me sh*t."

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Bernthal then talked about the qualities that would draw him back to the character, "It's all about Frank. He needs to be portrayed in a very certain way... He means so much to so many people in the comic book community, and the law enforcement community, and the military community." He continued, "In my opinion, you don't just do a Punisher, you don't just do a Frank Castle thing, you know?" The actor then concluded, "You gotta do it right, and you gotta respect what he stands for, what he's all about. To me, if that works out, then I’ll jump in with everything I have. And if not, I'm not gonna."

Whether or not the Punisher returns to the MCU is a matter currently in the hands of Marvel Studios president and Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige, whose new title recently granted him greater control over Marvel properties in both film and television, making it possible for the extensions of the MCU to be more closely integrated with the rest of the shared universe, where before the films and television shows would maintain a certain distance from one another.

No official announcements have yet been made regarding Netflix's Marvel shows.

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