Unbeknownst to the general public, the film rights for The Punisher have reverted back to Marvel. After two not-so-good film adaptations that underperformed, Frank Castle is back home where he belongs. Time will tell whether we’ll see the skull-shirted individual in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but if we do, maybe they’ll consider revisiting the actor who first took on the role, Thomas Jane.
During his panel at Comic-Con over the weekend, the actor unveiled a fan film that he and some friends, including Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, had made that allowed him to step back into the role from his 2004 film.
In this short, we get a little taste of what laundry day is like for Frank Castle. Things get extremely violent, as one would expect with The Punisher, and the results may cause you to never look at a bottle of Jack Daniels the same way again.
Here’s what the actor had to say about the film, which he created with the help of artist Tim Bradstreet and director Phil Joanou:
“I wanted to make a fan film for a character I’ve always loved and believed in – a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It’s been a blast to be a part of from start to finish — we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.”
Check out the awesome film below, courtesy of /Film:
I’m a big fan of the Punisher and this definitely stays true to the character. While Jane’s 2004 outing with the skull and guns wasn’t exactly the best movie, I was a fan of the actor’s portrayal of the character. For me, ‘Dirty Laundry’ was an excellent tribute to Frank Castle and his legacy. Hopefully, Kevin Feige or someone at Marvel is paying attention and keeps Jane in mind if they decide to revisit the character on the silver screen again.