Jon Bernthal Wants To Play The Punisher Again In The MCU
Jon Bernthal has said he wants to reprise his role as The Punisher in the MCU.
The actor revealed that he is ready and waiting to get back into black and kick some more criminal a**, should the opportunity arise for a movie.
Responding to questions about the character at Fandemic Tour Houston over the weekend, the 43-year-old said he isn't done with Frank Castle just yet.
But he kept fans guessing, refusing to give any certainties about what the future holds.
"I mean, you know I can't talk about that," he said. "And like, by the way, honestly, y'all will know before me. They don't tell me s***.
"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."
He added: "I love Frank, too. I really don't have any desire to move off of him."
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In February this year, Netflix announced that the popular series would not be returning for a third season.
Netflix released a statement to LADbible which read: "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."
The news broke the hearts of fans across the world, so much so that a petition was opened demanding Netflix bosses reconsider their decision.
But it wasn't just fans who were left distraught by the news, the show's star was also deeply saddened by how things ended.
Taking to Twitter at the time, Bernthal shared a goodbye message with fans. It read: "To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain.
"It has been an honour 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."
Quite what the future holds for The Punisher remains to be seen but we'll be sure to let you know of any developments.
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