Jon Bernthal to star as The Punisher in Netflix’s Daredevil season 2


Jon Bernthal as The Punisher

Our hopes for some more Marvel characters popping up in the second season of ‘Daredevil’ have been answered as Frank Castle will be showing up to punish Hell’s Kitchen’s criminals.

The Punisher has been played onscreen by Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson, but Marvel has made its best choice yet with the announcement that Jon Bernthal is going to be playing Frank Castle in the second season of ‘Daredevil.’

Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”

The Punisher vs DaredevilBernthal has been a favorite rising star of mine since his work on ‘The Walking Dead’ and I’ve loved his work in supporting roles such as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Grudge Match‘ and ‘Snitch.’ his stock is going to soar even further with this role as a pivotal Marvel character.
  • Anonymous

    I am very excited about this news?

  • Anonymous


  • Me too. It ranks up there with Downey Jr. as a perfectly logical casting decision. Some of the other casting choices had to grow on me, but this one is dead on.

  • keith

    im not familar with the TWD, but he looks the part. Is he the guy with the crossbow?

  • keith

    he looks deranged and deadly enough to be an anti hero

  • To avoid spoiling it in case you want to watch it eventually, he was on the first two seasons. He was Rock’s co-star in ‘Snitch’ though.
    The guy you’re thinking is Norman Reedus.

  • Yep and if you’d seen him on TWD you’d know he is gonna kill in this role!

  • Ben

    Hope this leads to his own series. In the same style as Daredevil and with the more violent tone Netflix allows – this could be awesome!

  • Oh me too! He seems like such a great Punisher he can handle a series just fine.