Jon Bernthal is going to return in his Punisher avatar in MCU. With the return of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil confirmed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fans have now started to wonder when will the other characters come back. It seems that Disney does have plans to bring back all the Netflix universe characters to this present MCU. There were also speculations about introducing Jessica Jones in the Echo series. Now according to some new updates, actress Rosario Dawson in an interview confirmed that Jon Bernthal is going to make an appearance in MCU in the boots of The Punisher.
Jon Bernthal’s return as Punisher
Very recently Rosario Dawson made an appearance at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, where she gave some really interesting updates almost spoiling Jon Bernthal‘s entry into MCU. Rosario Dawson claimed that she was very excited to hear that Punisher is returning mainly because that was the only Netflix show where she didn’t appear. So according to her, it’s more like her second chance:
“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.
It is more likely that Marvel is going to reboot the character instead of continuing the past story like what we recently saw with Charlie Cox‘s Daredevil who is set to appear in the upcoming She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
What can be the future of Punisher in MCU?
Even though we don’t know much about the return story of Punisher now, earlier also it was confirmed by Jon Bernthal that he will only return if the story is dark enough. According to his words, he will only return if Disney does it right and can provide the audience, with the character they deserve:
“It’s just about, if they do do it, are we gonna be able to do it right? Is it gonna be dark enough? Is it gonna be gritty enough? Are we gonna give the fans, and the folks that this character means so much to, are we gonna give them what they deserve? And if the answer is yes, man oh man, I would love that.”
It is still unclear from the side of the studio if they have any plans for Frank Castle but he is more likely to be introduced in the upcoming colossal Daredevil: Born Again series which is going to be 18 episodes long.
All the seasons of Punisher can now be exclusively streamed on Disney+