Jon Bernthal Returning as the Punisher in Marvel’s “Daredevil: Born Again”

Jon Bernthal’s ready to mete out some punishment in the MCU.

The multi-talented Bernthal is reprising his role as the Punisher, only now, he’ll be doing it for Marvel Studios in their upcoming Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again. Bernthal’s brutal antihero will be mixing it up with Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Vince D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Bernthal first appeared as Frank Castle, better known as the Punisher, in Netflix’s Daredevil during its second season in 2016, and then went on to star in Netflix’s stand-alone series The Punisher for two seasons, from 2017 to 2019. Back then, Marvel TV and the Marvel Cinematic Universe were not integrated, so series like Daredevil, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist existed outside the MCU. Once Netflix canceled those series ahead of the launch of Disney+, it seemed possible we’d not see Bernthal, Cox, and D’Onofrio (who co-starred in Daredevil) again in those roles.

Then, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed he very much felt these characters had a future on the new streamer and within the MCU. Cox then appeared in both Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk, while D’Onofrio had a key role in Hawkeye. Now, all three will be featured in the new series.

Daredevil: Born Again begins shooting in New York this month and is planned for an astonishing 18-episode arc, meaning there’s plenty of runway for writers and executive producers Chris Ord and Matt Corman to explore Matt Murdock, Frank Castle, and Wilson Fisk’s intersecting storylines. The title Born Again is derived from a “Daredevil” comic book storyline from the legendary writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzuchelli, although the series will not follow Miller’s plot exactly. For example, Frank Castle wasn’t in that storyline, but you can be certain he’ll have a big role to play here.

Daredevil: Born Again is slated for a 2024 release.

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Featured image: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 14: Jon Bernthal attends the 2021 AFI Fest Closing Night Premiere of Warner Bros. “King Richard” at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2021 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)


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