Frank Castle is finally back, and he's looking more ferocious than ever.
After a being the stand-out star of Daredevil's second season, Marvel and Netflix rewarded The Punisher with his own solo series.
While rumors have been swirling about the potential release date for the series, it looks as though The Punisher is finally on the way.
EW released the very first official poster for the show, and Jon Bernthal is front and center.
The poster captures the dark and mysterious tone of the character perfectly, and the deadly sniper draped over Bernthal's shoulder only adds to his dangerous demeanor.
Joe Quesada drew the poster, and it will be available exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.
There is no word on when The Punisher will hit Netflix this year, but fans have a good guess. Marvel’s The Defenders will debut in August, and recent reports have suggest Frank Castle’s standalone will drop sometime in November. For now, fans will have to wait for an official release date from Marvel Studios, but Netflix subscribers should expect the show to drop sooner rather than later.
Marvel's The Punisher is being developed by Steve Lightfoot for Netflix. Lightfoot will serve as showrunner. Jon Bernthal will star alongside Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson. Production on the first season of The Punisher commenced in October 2016 and wrapped back in April 2017.
The Punisher is based on the Marvel Comics character created by Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr., and Ross Andru. The character debuted in Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974. Originally meant to be a Spider-Man villain, the Punisher's brutality resonated with fans and turned him into a cult classic. The vigilante has since starred in several series including three live-action movies: one starring Dolph Lundgren in 1989, another starring Thomas Jane in 2004, and Punisher: War Zone with Ray Stevenson in 2004