Marvel fans had a little excitement thrown their way when Netflix confirmed that “The Walking Dead” star Jon Bernthal will play The Punisher in season two of “Daredevil.”
Bernthal will star in season two opposite Charlie Cox, who of course is Matt Murdoch, the devoted mild-mannered “blind” lawyer that is the sworn protector of our beloved New York City’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ neighborhood.
There’s a small connection between the Punisher and Daredevil, more if you are in-depth Marvel fan, but as a quick review both are vigilantes that want Hell’s Kitchen to be a safer place. The difference between Daredevil and Frank Castle (aka The Punisher) is that the Punisher has little to no rules at all when it comes to eliminating the cities’ ne’er do wells.
“Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, in a statement to the press. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”
As for behind the camera in season two, Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez will lead the series as showrunners. That marks the largest change for “Daredevil’s” second season leadership. Season one had Steven DeKnight as the showrunner. Ramirez, Petrie and Goddard will serve as executive producers along with Loeb in the second season.
We are still waiting for “AKA Jessica Jones,” starring Krysten Ritter, “Luke Cage” starring Mike Colter, “Iron Fist” and the “Defenders,” to hit Netflix over the next year or so. The Marvel shows are all part of a packaged deal that will bring more Marvel content to the online-streaming service over the next few years.