We have been waiting for a long, long time for Marvel Studios and or Kevin Feige to confirm that Jon Bernthal would return as Frank Castle, aka the Punisher. We knew that the character was part of the larger MCU, what with Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio reprising their Netflix Marvel roles as Daredevil and Kingpin, respectively. However, we never got any official word on other characters, until now.
THR is reporting that sources have indeed confirmed that Bernthal will return as the anti-hero in the forthcoming Daredevil: Born Again series which will stream over on Disney+ with a whopping 18 episodes in its planned run. Knowing that Frank Castle will return leaves us hopeful that other characters, such as Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page and Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelson will return as well.
We would love to know whether the invite to return to the MCU will be extended to the likes of Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), or even Finn Jones (Danny Rand) at some point in the near future. Not to mention the excellent supporting cast of characters played by Rosario Dawson, Jessica Henwick, Elodie Yung, etc.
In any case, we don’t want to seem too greedy here as Bernthal’s triumphant return will no doubt be more than welcome. We just hope Frank Castle is not watered down compared to his Netflix run. We expect some serious violence. No less will do.
Daredevil: Born Again is set to release in 2024, exclusively for Disney+.