The arrival of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage Season 2 left us wondering what next the Marvel Netflix universe might build toward. No official return for The Defenders has yet been confirmed, and star Krysten Ritter now ominously suggests “I don’t think we are doing it again.”
It took two and a half years for Jessica Jones to get her second season, but The Punisher is already reloaded. Season 2 of the Marvel Netflix drama has begun casting, including a fan-favorite Supergirl alum, a Dark Knight Rises baddie and more.
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.
The announcement of Disney’s inevitable streaming service raised a number of questions on the TV side, including whether Marvel series would follow their movie counterparts in leaving Netflix. The six Defenders series now seem likely to remain in their original home, however, according to comments from Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.