You know, it was tough watching Netflix drop their slate of Marvel characters. Tough or not, we had to sit by and watch them drop Jessica Jones, Daredevil and The Punisher. Sure, the shows weren’t perfect. They were overly lengthy seasons with a ton of room for shorter edits, but I digress. It was painful. Most notably, watching The Punisher get cancelled was extremely difficult.
There is good news for us Punisher fans though, guys! The contract that Netflix had over those properties will be returning to Marvel/Disney very soon. We have almost reached the two year limit that was agreed upon, so maybe we will see a return to The Punisher soon.
That doesn’t mean that we will see Jon Bernthal back in the vengeful boots of Frank Castle, but it does mean that Marvel is free to do what it wants with the property.
I’m fine with a complete Punisher reboot, I would also be happy with Bernthal returning to his role. Overall, I’ve spent enough time with The Punisher comics to see the character pass from artist to artist and from approach to approach.
Another important thing to note is that it appears that Marvel wasn’t the one to pull the reigns on these shows. It was entirely Netflix who decided to stop. At least that is according to fellow Punisher cast member, Royce Johnson.
“It was Netflix that said, ‘We’re not moving forward.’ For whatever reason. I mean, I know these shows are costly with the CGI, and stunt guys, and special effects, and stuff. That costs money, and maybe Netflix felt that they weren’t gonna profit from it, and then this whole purge started, you know?” Johnson said.
Well, Punisher fans? Do you think its time for a Punisher reboot or should Bernthal come back? Let us know what you think in the comments.