The Real Punisher Wants Police to Stop Pretending They’re the Punisher

Despite the many heroic things he’s done over the years in Marvel’s comics, Frank Castle is, at his core, a particularly deranged vigilante whose sense of justice is so extreme that the proper superheroes he often crosses paths with see him as a more of a problem than an ally. Read More >>

The Conflicted Legacy of the Marvel Netflix Experiment

With the release of Jessica Jones’ third and final season, a TV experiment four years in the making is over. Whether laid low by Disney’s own streaming plans or because simply it began to be more trouble than it was worth to Netflix, its legacy is now etched in stone: chasing a comic book weirdness that it had once proudly eschewed. Read More >>

Netflix’s The Punisher and Jessica Jones Are Officially Cancelled

Frank Castle might still be stuck in the war zone of his mind, but Netflix’s The Punisher has come to an end after two seasons. His Marvel compatriot, Jessica Jones, will also see her story end – but it’ll be after the third season of Jessica Jones airs. This news comes courtesy of Deadline today. Read More >>

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Punisher Creator Gerry Conway Says It’s ‘Disturbing’ to See Authority Figures Embrace the Vigilante

Because of Frank Castle’s military background with the Marines and his penchant for enforcing justice using guns, iconography related to the Punisher has become particularly popular amongst certain groups of active law enforcement and those in the armed services. The character’s creator Gerry Conway thinks that’s ill-advised and offensive. Read More >>

A New Punisher Season 2 Clip Explores the Psychology Behind Jigsaw’s Curious Look

Because Jigsaw is one of the Punisher’s most formidable enemies in Marvel’s comics, it was only a matter of time before his live-action counterpart in Netflix’s live adaptation of the series ended up becoming more like the deranged villain fans know. But The Punisher’s second season is much more interested in creating a new take on Jigsaw. Read More >>

The Punisher’s Second Season Has a Haunting New Teaser and a Premiere Date

The first season of Netflix’s The Punisher saw Frank Castle finally being rewarded for his unique brand of justice and his fight to hold villains responsible for their heinous crimes with a chance at a new life. It included a deal that would let him once again become a part of society without fear of being hunted down and locked away. Read More >>

Netflix’s The Punisher Is Rethinking Jigsaw to Keep the Show Grounded

The moment Ben Barnes stepped on screen as Billy Russo in Netflix’s The Punisher, comic fans realised that it was only a matter of time before he ended up becoming one of the antihero’s most well-known nemeses, the villain known as Jigsaw. Read More >>

Here’s Your First Tiny Little Tease for The Punisher Season 2

Defenders may be falling all around him, but Frank Castle’s still standing – for now, at least. And we’ve got a little taste of him getting ready for action. Read More >>

Marvel’s Daredevil Writer: ‘I Thought It Was Too Big to Fail’

Netflix’s decision to cancel Marvel’s Daredevil was a surprise. No one knew it was coming. Not the stars, not Marvel’s executives. Not even the writers, who were already laying out plans for the next chapter of Daredevil’s story. We got a chance to talk with one of the writers who was working on season four, who shared her shock at the show’s demise and why she think it spells doom for the future of The Defenders TV universe. Read More >>

Netflix’s The Punisher is a Brutal Humanisation of Frank Castle That Can’t Face Its Own Demons

The last time we saw Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, he’d fully embraced his Punisher persona and taken to doling out his personal brand of justice even after he’d killed the people directly responsible for the death of his family. It’s interesting, then, that that man is not the Frank Castle we meet in the opening moments of Netflix’s The Punisher. Read More >>

New Punisher Set Pics Show Frank Castle in All His Skull-Laden Glory

Jon Bernthal’s Punisher was one of the best parts of Daredevil’s second season—but fans waiting to see a glimpse of the actor in Frank Castle’s comic getup only got to see a glimpse at the end of the season. However, new set pictures from Frank’s solo show have give us our best look yet at at least part of the getup, and it’s right out of the comics. Read More >>