Jon Bernthal Joins ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 as the Punisher

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“The Walking Dead” and “Fury” star Jon Bernthal has joined the second season of Netflix’s “Daredevil” as comicbook favorite the Punisher, Marvel announced Tuesday.

The Punisher is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, not too different than the show’s titular superhero. However, the antihero will resort to any means necessary — no matter how lethal the results.

No details have been revealed in the way of how many episodes Bernthal will appear in, but fanboys know that the Punisher plays a big part in Daredevil’s world.

It’s the second popular comicbook TV adaptation Bernthal has found himself in, having played a memorable role as Shane Walsh in AMC’s hit “The Walking Dead” up until 2012. He also appeared in Brad Pitt’s “Fury” last year, as well as “The Wolf of Wall Street” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

Charlie Cox is returning to star as Daredevil, with Rosario Dawson also on board to return as Claire Temple. “Daredevil” is part of a five-project deal with Netflix, which includes “Marvel’s Defenders,” which brings together key characters from the series.

A premiere date has yet to be announced. “Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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  1. jimmybing says:

    I think the casting is pretty spot on. Excited to see what Bernthal brings to the role. I’d also love to see D’Onofrio return.

  2. JoeR says:

    Is D’onofrio returning? He’d better! His performance was a major part of the first season”s success.

    • nerdrage says:

      I’m sure he’ll be back as the main villain. The first part of S2 will probably deal with his trial and he’ll get acquitted in some wildly corrupt scenario.

  3. Chelsea says:

    !!!!!!! Yes !!!!!!, cant wait to see season two. :)

  4. Al Swearengen says:

    Perfect casting!

  5. Stephen says:

    decent TV casting. would have been amazing if they got ray stevenson back in the skull

    • styrgwillidar says:

      Have you seen the ‘Dirty Laundry’ short on Youtube? Like the Netflix to do something like that with the character…

      • David Benjamin says:

        Dirty Laundry was awesome! Thomas Jane has been the best Punisher to date, IMO. I like Ray Stevenson, but War Zone was too much cartoon like violence for me.

      • Stephen says:

        Yes. Really good short, but I’ve never bought Thomas Jane as Punisher.

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