In a move that is out of character for Marvel and Netflix, the two franchises are leaving fans in the dark about exactly when ‘The Punisher’ will appear on the streaming service this fall. Although it seems that sooner rather than later could be the case.
Netflix sent out a release this morning containing a redacted premiere date for the series, which will star Jon Bernthal, as well as new key art and episodic photos.
Keeping the release date from the public is a strange move for Marvel and Netflix, who like to give fans plenty of lead-up to the launch of a high profile and much anticipated series. While it seems we will need to wait to find out when ‘The Punisher’ will premiere, it is confirmed that the show will be making an appearance at New York Comic-Con early next month.
For those not in the know, Marvel’s ‘The Punisher,’ follows the story of Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) after he has exacted revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children. Castle exposes a conspiracy that runs much deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Known throughout the city as The Punisher, Castle must discover the truth about injustices that have the potential to affect more than his family alone.
The anticipation of the new series comes on the heels of a huge announcement from Disney that all MCU movies would be leaving Netflix by 2019.
‘The Punisher’ was created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot, and is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The cast also features ‘Daredevil’ actor Deborah Ann Woll reprising her role as Karen Page, along with Ben Barnes (‘Westworld’) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (‘Girls’).
Check out the new shared imagery below, and don’t miss ‘The Punisher’ coming to Netflix…well, sometime soon!
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— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) September 12, 2017