BREAKING: The Punisher Joins The Man Without Fear for Daredevil Season 2

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Jon Bernthal has been cast as Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher in the Netflix Original Series ‘Marvel’s Daredevil.’ Marvel made the announcement on Tuesday. Here’s what the company’s Head of Television Jeff Loeb had to say about the casting:

“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. Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”

How’s that for a slice of fried gold? Just when you thought Daredevil couldn’t be any more awesome than it already is, Marvel had to go and pull something like this. Daredevil and The Punisher have had a tumultuous relationship in the comics, to say the least (see below image) and it should make for some pretty compelling material.

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Marvel has yet to steer us wrong with its casting choices, and I’m a big fan of their decision to bring Bernthal into the loop. The announcement doesn’t mention anything about Punisher being a series regular, but, hey, I can dream, can’t I? I expect a casting announcement for Elektra and (fingers crossed) Bullseye should happen in the not-too-distant future.

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One of Shawn Eastridge’s earliest memories is sneaking out of bed during naptime at the age of 4 to watch Superman II for the first time. Between that and repeat viewings of Back to the Future and Return of the Jedi, his life has been a downward spiral ever since. Shawn loves all things movies, music, books, video games, and TV and he will find any and every excuse to discuss all of these things as often as possible. He’s been writing film reviews for the past seven years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema/Television. He hopes to one day get paid to discuss all the things that make him geek out on a regular basis. He is currently the full-time Social Media specialist for a trade association. His all-time favorite TV shows are Freaks & Geeks, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Undeclared, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spaced, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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