John Bernthal Talks The Punisher And Possible Spin-Off


Just last week, the first full trailer for the second season of Daredevil was released, and it was very much so also a quick origin description of Jon Bernthal’s (Shane on The Walking Dead) Punisher; his wife and children get murdered, he wants revenge and he is sure not afraid of using extreme violence. In an exclusive interview with Empire OnlineBernthal said that “Frank [Castle] is so filled with rage and despair that this idea of a guy prancing around in a costume with little horns beating up bad guys is absurd to him. It’s ripe for a character like Frank to come in and shit on that. What’s really interesting is that these guys are absolute enemies, but they start to understand each other.”

And although rumors about a Punisher solo series have been debunked, Bernthal would definitely be up for it:

“This guy is very much burned into my heart and soul. I think about him all the time. And I look at it the same way Frank would look at it. I’m a soldier, man. If they call on me, I’ll stand to attention and I’ll be ready.”

He sure seems to be ready for Matt Murdock, as the trailer for season 2 shows a truly terrifying Frank Castle, one that is willing to go above and beyond all moral limits. Check it out below and let us know your thoughts!

Daredevil Season Two releases on Netflix March 18.