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.
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.