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Jon Bernthal Officially Returning as The Punisher in 18 Part Daredevil: Born Again While MCU Ditches Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson for New Faces

Jon Bernthal Officially Returning as The Punisher

Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher has been one of the most in-demand characters to return ever since Charlie Cox’s Daredevil: Born Again was first announced. The actor had already expressed his interest in returning as his iconic character and how no matter what, the connection he has with Frank Castle will be untouched. The demand seemed to grow after Krysten Ritter was also confirmed to return to the MCU.

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Jon Bernthal as The Punisher

Now that the production for the series is ought to begin soon, rumors will begin to get debunked or confirmed. The latter in this case holds to be true. After a long wait, Bernthal’s The Punisher is set to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, some integral characters seem to have been pushed to the side as well.

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Jon Bernthal Gets Ready For Daredevil: Born Again

Out of the confirmed cast of Daredevil: Born Again, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will be returning as Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk. Another addition to this list can now be Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle. The actor first debuted as the character in the second season of Daredevil and then went on to star as the titular character in his own series. The Punisher went on for two seasons before it got canceled.

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Jon Bernthal

“This character means so much to people in the military. So like I said before, it’s not about whether you do the character; it’s about whether you can do it right, and I’m only interested in doing it right.”

This never led to the demands of the fans to stop. They had been eager to see the actor and the character be a part of the MCU as soon as possible. When Charlie Cox first returned to the franchise, the uproar had only grown. Spider-Man: No Way Home gave an opportunity to the fans to see what other Defenders could become a part of the franchise. Now with his return, The Punisher can finally continue with a story that left fans wanting more.

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Deborah Ann Woll And Elden Hensen To Not Return With Jon Bernthal

Even though fans can now rejoice seeing the return of Bernthal’s character, there is still a catch. MCU fans’ always demand and demands are endless, not all are met and not all are fulfilled. Considering so, it would seem as if Karen Page and Foggy Nelson will not be returning to the series at all. That could be the case, or else Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson might be getting replaced for their roles.

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Karen Page and Foggy Nelson

Seeing that the eighteen-episode series will also focus on Matt Murdock as a lawyer, his law firm, Nelson and Murdock; or as it was known by the end of season three of Daredevil, Nelson, Murdock, and Page could also be a part of it. Although the characters are sidelined, the possibility also rises that he could be working in a different firm. Unfortunately, while the happiness of The Punisher’s return grows, the lamenting sadness of Karen and Foggy’s fates looms in the air.

Daredevil: Born Again will be streaming on Disney+ in the Spring of 2024.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for FandomWire for more than seven months. She is currently doing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has done over 500 articles on various topics all expressing her passion and love for anything pop culture.