How deep does the cover up go? pic.twitter.com/q6HIt1G0Ou— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) September 12, 2017
There's a conspiracy afoot, and the Punisher is intent on blowing it wide open...and perhaps doing the same to some of the conspirators as well.
Marvel and Netflix have released a new teaser and key art for Marvel's The Punisher. The teaser, seen above, hints at a government conspiracy.
The key art shows the Punisher's skull emblem made of redacted documents with the tagline "The Truth Must Be Taken," furthering the conspiracy angle. Take a look below.
Those who watched the second season of Marvel's Daredevil, where Jon Bernthal debuted as Frank Castle, will know that a government operation intent on bringing down the drug lord known as Blacksmith cost Frank Castle his family. Castle later discovered that Blacksmith was his commanding officer from the Marine Corps. It should be no surprise then that Frank may have developed a healthy distrust of the government and the military.
The Punisher is said to have a military component, and that component seems to be tied to the Punisher's new mission. We also know that the series will give us a glimpse at Castle's time in the military in the form of a flashback sequence.
Marvel and Netflix released a previous teaser that introduced much of the show's supporting cast but only left a cryptic hint about the premiere date. The Punisher Twitter account also tweeted out a series of 13 messages in Morse code, one again emphasizing Castle's military history, that appear to be the titles of the 13 episodes in the show's first season.
Though not confirmed, there have been some hints that Frank Castle may not be the only major Marvel character to appear in The Punisher. Whether this rumor could be a reference to one of the Defenders or perhaps a fan-favorite newcomer like Moon Knight is unclear, though it is worth noting that Marc Spector does also have a history in the military.
Marvels The Punisher is expected to premiere on Netflix in the fall.