The time has finally come! It has been officially confirmed that Jon Bernthal will be returning as The Punisher in the upcoming Marvel Studios’ series Daredevil: Born Again. Tears are running down my eyes while I’m typing this.
Here’s what THR has reported:
Jon Bernthal is returning to his most punishing role. The actor will reprise Frank Castle, aka antihero the Punisher, in Marvel Studios’ Daredevil: Born Again for Disney+, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Bernthal joins Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio in the series, which begins shooting in New York this month. In a departure from other Marvel series, which come in at six or nine episodes per season, Born Again is planned as a whopping 18-episode epic. Writers and executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord are behind the show, which is expected to bow in the spring of 2024.
Jon Bernthal as Punisher was one of my favorite castings for a comic adaption of the character. Jon stole every scene he was in in Daredevil season 2 and had a solid solo series, but now greatness returns. It’s going to be interesting seeing his character join the bigger sandbox of the MCU and how he’ll interact with other heroes and villains. Amazing news.