Are you ready for the first appearance of Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Marvel announced Tuesday that The Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal will be cast as The Punisher in Season 2 of Daredevil. According to Marvel, The Punisher will be a “vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results.”
“Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”
Marvel’s Daredevil was renewed ten days after it premiered for a second season. It was the first of four Marvel series headed to Netflix. The second of the four series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones starring Krysten Ritter, is slated to premiere later this fall.
Season 2 of “Marvel’s Daredevil” will be available streaming only on Netflix in 2016.