For his next comic book television show, actor Jon Bernthal will find himself doling out some punishment.
That’s because Marvel Studios and Netflix have cast Bernthal as The Punisher for Daredevil’s second season. Bernthal, who famously played Shane on AMC’s The Walking Dead, will bring Frank Castle to life when Netflix’s hit Marvel series returns in 2016. When last viewers last saw Bernthal in The Walking Dead, he took a bullet from Carl Grimes after turning into a Walker. Looks like its time for some hard-earned payback for Bernthal. With announcement, Marvel also unveiled Daredevil's Season 2 Logo.
"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,” Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, told Marvel.com. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”
Marvel did not specify if the Punisher would be friend or foe to Daredevil in the Netflix series, but the bullet-riddled logo implies the latter. The two have always held a slightly adversarial relationship in the Comics, but have rarely been out-right enemies. But when more updates on Bernthal and The Punisher break, ComicBook.com will be the first to report it.
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