The role of The Punisher has been cast for Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. After earlier rumors had Jason Statham as the main target for the role. Marvel has officially announced Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal has been casted.
Per Marvel.com, Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal will portray Frank Castle – aka The Punisher. Per the press release, he is, “One of Marvel’s most popular characters. He is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results.”
“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,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”
It is still unknown if Marvel has any plans for Punisher to appear in a Marvel movie.