As Daredevil season 2 came to a close, we saw everyone’s favorite skull wearing vigilante burn down his families house; forgetting his past and becoming The Punisher. But what’s next for the infamous vigilante? Well, Jon Bernthal – the actor that has brought the character to life – has a few tidbits of information to give the fans.
When asked, by ADTV, what made him want to play this the character Jon stated:
For me, it’s about the human being. He has no superpower. His superpower is his humanity. It’s his drive, his rage, and his loss. I could never have played this part if I weren’t a husband or father. Until you really understand what it’s like to love somebody more than yourself and to willingly give your life for them, only then can you understand what it would mean if they were taken from you.
When asked what stood out to him from his time on Daredevil, the actor says that the graveyard scene between him and Daredevil was the most compelling to him:
A big part of this guy is a guy searching for himself. He’s got pain, regret and remorse. There’s the graveyard scene where he opens up. He delivers this scene where he explains what it’s like to come home and see his daughter. It was such a gift from John C. Kelley. I had been away from my kids for three months, and I was at the crux of my own torture, going through that.
When asked what comes next for The Punisher Jon replied:
I have no idea. We are going to do a show with him next year. I’m really excited about that. We’ll have to see.
Bernthal also says that we haven’t really seen The Punisher just yet:
The Frank Castle you find in this story is not The Punisher. He’s reeling from the loss of his family. He’s driven by rage and is on a singular mission to find these people who took his family from him, and do it as brutally as possible.
The character is definitely in good hands with Bernthal. Most say he’s by far the best live action Punisher we’ve ever had – granted there’s not much competition – but the actor still truly embodies The Punisher from the comics.
Bernthal mentioned that they’re,”going to do a show with him next year”, so we can hopefully expect The Punisher series to be streaming late 2017.
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