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Jon Bernthal Sparks Daredevil: Born Again Return Rumors as Showtime Cancels American Gigolo Before MCU Series Starts Filming

Jon Bernthal Sparks Daredevil: Born Again Return Rumors as Showtime Cancels American Gigolo Before MCU Series Starts Filming

Jon Bernthal is most prominently known for his role as Frank Castle in The Punisher and Daredevil. Fans have been wishing for his return to the role and have since started speculating about his involvement in the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again. There had been rumors about him being a part of it, however, due to scheduling conflicts, that had soon been accepted to not be happening.

Jon Bernthal as the Punisher in Daredevil Season 2
Jon Bernthal as the Punisher in Daredevil Season 2

These speculations have surprisingly spiked seeing that Bernthal’s series American Gigolo has been canceled just as the filming for the Daredevil reboot is about to begin. The Punisher got canceled after only two seasons and was not allowed to be explored further. Although now there may be a possibility of the characters storyline to develop further.

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Jon Bernthal Might Be Joining The Cast Of Daredevil: Born Again

Jon Bernthal’s series American Gigolo has officially been canceled after only one season. It seems rather convenient seeing that the filming for Daredevil: Born Again is ought to begin soon. Earlier it was stated that the actor would not be making an appearance in the show due to scheduling conflicts and him being too busy to be able to make time for any other project. However, now it may seem as if the show has gotten out of Bernthal’s way.

Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the Punisher.
Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle.

It has allowed the actor to appear in the upcoming series and reconnect with his much-loved character. Frank Castle had been a big part of Daredevil as well as Matt Murdock’s story. He had his own series which gave the character more growth and depth. It incidentally managed to create a massive fanbase and everyone loved the character, including Bernthal himself. Seeing that there is a possibility for him to appear in the series as the beloved character, it could not be long before fans see Frank Castle as the Punisher once again.

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Jon Bernthal Expresses His Love For The Punisher And Frank Castle

Bernthal explained how he is unsure of the future that his character and the show might have, regardless of how much the fans want to see a third season of the show. He expressed how much he loved working as Frank Castle and how the character became a part of him.

Jon Bernthal as Punisher is set to return
Jon Bernthal as Punisher

“So it’s not about whether we do it, it’s about getting it right, and doing the version that the fans really deserve. We’ll see. I mean, all of those decisions are made in rooms I am not invited into… But Frank’s always there, he’s always a part of me. And when we get the call to go, I’ll be ready, and I’ll make sure that I do everything I can to make sure that we do it right, or we won’t do it at all.”

To him, Frank was a great part of his life that he won’t ever forget even if he does not get a chance to play as him again. The actor learned to grow with the character and has him in his heart. His adoration for the character is enough to keep him eternally living in himself.

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

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Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.