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Marvel Should Bring Back Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher

Marvel Should Bring Back Jon Bernthal's The Punisher
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Marvel Should Bring Back Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher

Many fan-favourite characters and stories were born in the Marvel Netflix series. Fans have been hoping against hope for some of these characters to be included in the larger MCU. It is not possible for Marvel to include the characters from the five Netflix series into its larger MCU if they are indeed trying. The DefendersStart with Jon Bernthal’s Punisher.

Daredevil and Jessica Jones along with Luke Cage and Iron Fist would make up a different kind of superhero than what the MCU currently has. But neither one of them offers the same contrast as Frank Castle, aka The Punisher. Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle, which is a fan favourite character, was not meant to be on his own show. However, his appearance in Daredevil Season 2 captivated fans so much that he created his own two-season series. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what Bernthal’s Frank Castle could bring to the MCU.

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Marvel’s Disney+ shows show a willingness and desire to explore darker stories, which would be a benefit to anti-hero Frank Castle. The MCU has not explored darker stories than WandaVision, The Falcon, the Winter Soldier and even Loki. It’s evident that Marvel is looking to diversify its roster and introduce new heroes with Moon Knight and Blade currently filming. Frank Castle, a character often portrayed as a brutal killer, is the type of character that provides that opportunity. Bernthal’s version also brings that tenderness and kindness to Frank Castle.

The number one reason fans were taken with the Frank Castle This appeared in DaredevilSeason 2 was more than his sad backstory. It was a common story.PunishThe storyline is interesting, but Bernthal’s imbuement of the character with both righteous indignation as well as the vulnerability was what makes it stand out. Frank Castle was both a victim to circumstance and a man who refused to allow the world to dictate his treatment of his pain. They could have leant into the possibilities. Violence is expected from a character they chose to emphasize the contrast between the man who loved his family and the person he was after he lost everything. Bernthal’sThe PunisherHe wasn’t one thing. He was many things at once, which made him easier to root for.
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Marvel Should Bring Back Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher
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