This week in Heroes and Villains our selection of new Marvel Comics include the other team of X-Men in the aftermath of the Inhumans/Mutants war, a team-up of two of my least-liked characters, the latest adventure of a future television star, and perhaps the end of the ‘good’ Captain America. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on X-Men Blue #1, Deadpool Vs. The Punisher #1, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #19, and Captain America: Sam Wilson #21… beware of spoilers…
Big new just came through the pipe from Netflix! Read on:
This good deed goes unpunished!
Netflix has ordered a full first season of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” continuing their unprecedented collaboration with Marvel Television.
Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, introduced to fans earlier this year in the second season of the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Daredevil,” with Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner in addition to writing the series’ first two episodes.
“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb, “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring Marvel’s The Punisher to Netflix.”
“Jon hooked our global audience with his performance as Frank Castle from the moment he stepped on screen in Marvel’s Daredevil, and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in this role under the vision of Steve Lightfoot,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Steve Lightfoot. “After watching Jon’s performance in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”
“Marvel’s The Punisher” marks the sixth series ordered thus far as part of the groundbreaking collaboration between Marvel Television and Netflix including the upcoming “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” “Marvel’s The Defenders” and the Peabody Award-winning “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”
“Marvel’s The Punisher” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
For more information on Marvel’s The Punisher and the other exciting new Marvel Television series coming to Netflix, stay tuned to Marvel.com.
With the release of “Marvel’s Daredevil” Season Two on Netflix, and Jon Bernthal’s intense performance as the character there, the Punisher is on the comeback trail. Now with a superstar creative team, the Punisher is locked and loaded for action again. Meet me after the jump to check out the preview for THE PUNISHER #1!
If you didn’t have enough reason to be watching Season Two of “Marvel’s Daredevil” yet, between our interviews with cast members Charlie Cox and Deborah Ann Woll, and Less Lee Moore‘s overview of the series, here’s something else to get you moving – a special featurette from Netflix about Elektra. Check it out after the jump.
Marvel Comics has been promoting the biggest comics event of the summer a lot lately, like voting in a national election, it’s time to make your stand and make your voice heard. Choose your side – Iron Man or Captain Marvel? Protect the Future or Change the Future? It’s time to choose! Meet me after the jump for details!
True confession: Netflix’s Daredevil series was my introduction to the character, but it was good enough that it hooked me from the very first episode. The show reminded me a lot of Christopher Nolan’s Batman film trilogy (of which I’m a big fan): it was gritty, dark, and violent. You might be surprised to learn that it also reminded me of another series: NBC’s Hannibal.
Our own Andy Burns had the opportunity to sit in on an interview this week with actor Charlie Cox. The actor has been in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Downton Abbey,” but he’s best known for his portrayal as Matt Murdock in “Marvel’s Daredevil” on Netflix. The highly anticipated second season begins tomorrow on Netflix. Meet me after the jump for the highlights of this enlightening interview with a modern day superhero.
The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world, coming to you from across the vastness of suburban New Jersey via Skype. This week, we’re talking about cartoons, comics, and controversy, along with all the usual stuff. See and hear more after the jump.
Born: February 22, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland
Did You Know?
He is the only actor to play the role of Frank Castle/The Punisher twice: In ‘The Punisher (2004)’ and the short film ‘Dirty Laundry (2012)’.
Was Zack Snyder’s first choice for ‘Edward Blake/The Comedian’ in Watchmen, but he had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts with Dark Country.
Was rumored to be ‘Two Face’ in The Dark Knight, but the role went to Aaron Eckhart.