Jon Bernthal expresses his desire to reprise his role as The Punisher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 43-year-old actor revealed that he is prepared to get into his Frank Castle suit and beat the bad guys should he be given the chance.
Bernthal answered the burning questions about his portrayal in The Punisher at the Fandemic Tour Houston over the weekend and clearly, he isn’t done with Frank Castle just yet.
He refused to give any clues to keep the fans guessing about the future plans for the character. He said, “I mean, you know I can’t talk about that and like, by the way, honestly, yall will know before me.”
“It’s all about Frank. He needs to be portrayed in a very certain way, in my opinion, and he means so much to so many people in the comic book community, and the law enforcement community, and the military community.”
“In my opinion, you don’t just do a Punisher, you don’t just do a Frank Castle thing, you know? You gotta do it right, and you gotta respect what he stands for, what he’s all about. To me, if that works out, then I’ll jump in with everything I have. And if not, I’m not gonna.”
The actor stood firmly and confessed, “I love Frank, too. I really don’t have any desire to move off of him.”
Tracing back in February this year, Netflix announced that the series won’t be going to have a third installment.
In a statement released by Netflix:
“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.”
This announcement devastated a lot of fans over the world that a petition was made to reconsider the third sequel and bring Bernthal into the screen. Consequently, it wasn’t just the fans who were brokenhearted; the show’s main star also expressed his sadness over the news.
In a tweet, Bernthal bid a goodbye message to his fans. He said, “To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots. I’m endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to. Thank you to the USMC and all the wonderful soldiers who trained me. Go hard. Be safe.”
Whatever future holds for The Punisher series, we are hoping to see the Frank Castle star again but this time, hopefully, joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.