Jon Bernthal Is Back And Bloody In Punisher Set Pics

By Matthew Flynn | Published

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When it comes to captivating portrayals of comic book characters on TV, few have left a lasting impression as Jon Bernthal as the Punisher. Bernthal became a fan favorite with his gritty portrayal of Frank Castle, AKA the Punisher, a vigilante who seeks justice by any means necessary, often walking the thin line between hero and villain.


Fans of Jon Bernthal’s Punisher may already know that the actor is set to return to the role in the upcoming series, Daredevil: Born Again, which will be aired on Disney+, and recent pictures of a bloodied Punisher on set confirm this. Both the Daredevil and The Punisher series were initially produced and aired by Netflix under their suite of Marvel shows, earning a reputation for their darker, grittier undertones.

The continuation of these shows on a platform like Disney+, which is generally associated with more family-friendly content, was uncertain. However, it seems that these characters will continue their darker, more adult-oriented journeys on the new platform.

Netflix’s The Punisher

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Jon Bernthal’s Punisher is a role that Bernthal has embodied and delivered with a raw intensity since his first appearance in the second season of Daredevil. Leveraging his wide acting range, Bernthal has explored the Punisher’s depth, expressing his trauma, vengeance, and pursuit of justice. This nuanced portrayal helped make The Punisher one of the most popular shows on Netflix when it first aired.

Much About Born Again Is Under Wrsps

Aside from confirming Jon Bernthal as Punisher, not a lot has been revealed about the storyline for the upcoming Daredevil show. However, its title suggests it could be related to a legendary arc from the Marvel comic. Running from Daredevil 227 through 231, Born Again was penned by Frank Miller, known for his dark takes on popular characters.

Born Again In The Comics

The story unfolds when Daredevil’s secret identity, Matt Murdock, is revealed to his nemesis, the Kingpin. As a result, Murdock’s life begins to unravel as Kingpin uses this information to his advantage. This propels Murdock into a world of endless despair, pushing him to his psychological limits.

However, amidst these dark times, there emerges a ray of hope. His fearless spirit prevails, leading to his rebirth. Since the Punisher does not appear in the comic storyline, the presence of Jon Bernthal’s Punisher in the Disney+ series implies that there will be at least some deviation from the comic.

Bernthal’s Other Work

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In addition to the Punisher, Jon Bernthal has proven his strength in portraying characters who walk a thin mora line in various other roles since first gaining notoriety as the antagonistic Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead. Recently, he has received acclaim for his performance as another conflicted police officer in the HBO series We Own This City. In 2022 he was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Mikey in The Bear.

Netflix’s Marvel Is Back

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The return of Jon Bernthal’s Punisher in the Daredevil series on Disney+ serves as great news for fans of the original Netflix Marvel shows. Bernthal’s return to the role that is often regarded as one of his best is eagerly anticipated and provides hope that Daredevil an Punisher won’t be losing their edge with the switch to Disney.

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