The Defenders premiered on Netflix yesterday and with it came an end credit teaser for the much anticipated series The Punisher. Jon Bernthal is back as Frank Castle, the marine vet turned violent vigilante, in a very John Wick-esque scene – check it out below!
While this really is just a teaser, we do get to see some flashbacks of Castle’s family and a reminder of his tragic origins – the violent death of said family. “Memories, they never hurt me,” Castle narrates, “But the past, it’s more than memories. It’s the devil you sold your soul to. He’s coming. He’s coming to collect.” Oh and we also get some amazingly violent scenes of Castle taking out presumably gang members; it’s good to see him back in action following the end of Daredevil series 2.
Netflix are still yet to announce a release date but we do have a description in the synopsis below:
Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil where he’s joined by newcomers Ben Barnes as Billy Russo (the civilian name of the villain Jigsaw), Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces who runs a successful private military corporation called “Anvil;” Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them; and Amber Rose Revah (Indian Summers, Son of God) as Dinah Madani; a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher. Also in the cast are Daniel Webber (11.22.63) as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society; Jason R. Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying) as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive; Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie) as Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle; Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel) plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife whose marriage has made her life far more complicated; and Michael Nathanson (The Knick, Wolf of Wall Street) as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber Rose Revah).