Marvel’s Punisher spinoff was destined to spur gun debates, especially after delaying its premiere over Las Vegas’ shootings. Now, a new interview sees star Jon Bernthal weighing a need for dialogue with his own status as a gun-owner, while simultaneously delivering a pointed rebuke to alt-right fans.
Seeing as Marvel’s Netflix Punisher turned out more nuanced and thoughtful than its bullet-ridden trailers would suggest, we’re not surprised they’d pull the trigger on Season 2. Frank Castle will be back in action before you know it, and the first teaser is already here.
Marvel’s ‘Punisher’ spinoff is nowhere near the tone-deaf shoot-em-up we feared, but still feels like three different series rolled up in one strong supporting cast. Our early review, before first season hits Netflix on November 17.
Marvel may never shake questions of gun violence around The Punisher, but the Netflix spinoff is taking aim at a new release. A second trailer for the Defenders-adjacent drama delves into Frank’s past and sets an official November premiere date.
If you were hoping The Punisher arrived guns-blazing, head-banging and Bernthal-brooding, today’s your day. Marvel’s Netflix spinoff released an action-packed first full trailer, raiding the music library once more to the sweet sounds of Metallica.