The debut of The Punisher is drawing closer, and Marvel is setting an exciting tone.
Marvel has released a new teaser for the upcoming Netflix television series that offers a look at several members of the show's supporting cast, though it keeps the show's premiere date a mystery.
Check out the teaser below.
The tweet teases, "Friends. Enemies. Frank Castle. 'Marvel's The Punisher' is coming soon." "Soon" may be as soon as early tomorrow morning according to a coded message sent out earlier from the official Twitter account for the series.
The new teaser notably does not include any additional Marvel superheroes, though at least one is rumored to appear in the series.
Frank Castle is an ex-Marine and was a family man. That all changed when a botched police operation intended to bring int he weapons dealer known as Blacksmith cost Castle his family. From that day forth Castle has been a vigilante seeking out and punishing criminals wherever he can find them. As the Punisher, Frank Castle uses any means necessary to dish out lethal justice to criminals in New York City.
The Punisher is based on the Marvel Comics character created by Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr., and Ross Andru, who debuted in Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974. Originally intended as a cautionary Spider-Man villain, the Punisher's relentless, hardline vigilante tactics resonated with certain fans and turned him into a cult favorite. He has since starred in several ongoing series from Marvel Comics and three previous live-action movies: one starring Dolph Lundgren in 1989, another starring Thomas Jane in 2004, and Punisher: War Zone starring Ray Stevenson in 2004.