Since its cancellation, fans have been campaigning to see Jon Bernthal return as the titular character in The Punisher. Running from 2017 to 2019, It was released on Netflix amongst the rest of the Defenders Saga.
Based on the violent vigilante and antihero of Marvel Comics, the series is a spin-off of the highly successful Daredevil series which is one of the first Defenders Saga series to get renewed, after moving to Disney+.
Does Punisher return to New York?
The former head of the now-defunct Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb wrote in a letter to fans commenting on the end of the Defenders Saga, he hinted at a possible renewal back then too, he stated:
“Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that.”
With Daredevil returning in She-Hulk and his own new series Daredevil: Born Again, Marvel could be testing the waters on the Defenders saga, we can expect more revivals after its success. Since Charlie Cox also insisted on seeing Jon Bernthal return as Punisher, it could be happening sooner.
Kevin Feige reins Rosario Dawson in
Portraying Claire Temple in multiple series under the umbrella of Defenders Saga, Rosario Dawson has appeared in all of the series except The Punisher, commenting on the same at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, she apparently confirmed the return of the series and stated:
“I hadn’t heard that announcement, but I found out yesterday that the Punisher was happening again. So, I feel like it’s my second chance, because that’s the only one of the shows I wasn’t in and I love Jon Bernthal. So, lets all make it happen collectively guys.”
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But in a weird turn of events, the actor later clarified on Twitter that her confirmation was based on fan speculation and no direct knowledge, she wrote:
“I can’t be trusted…! Getting intel from fans during signings is iffy apparently. My bad. I get excited. Confirmation is key when you’re told what you want to hear…”
Surprised by the sudden turn of events and connecting to Kevin Feige’s strict rule on spoiling announcements and movies, many fans speculate that the clarification has stemmed from Marvel President’s threats rather than a genuine misunderstanding.
Source: The Direct