New “Daredevil: Born Again” Image Reveals Jon Bernthal’s Return as The Punisher

Marvel Studios is following up on the success of their gritty crime series Echo with a new, street-level superhero show in their upcoming reboot Daredevil: Born Again. Now, we’ve got a look at one of the toughest, most ruthless characters in Marvel’s canon, and we’re not even talking about Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin/Wilson Fisk, the main villain in Echo and the bruiser who will be returning in a big way in Daredevil: Born Again. While Kingpin is absolutely ruthless and Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox)’s main rival, the character with even more in the way of lethality is Jon Bernthal’s the Punisher, who is reprising his role from the Netflix series of the same name (so, too, is Cox reprising a role he first embodied on the rival streamer). 

A new image from the set of Daredevil: Born Again reveals Bernthal’s Frank Castle/the Punisher back in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. Castle will be on the scene alongside Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, continuing their messy relationships and divergent approaches to justice (for Castle and Murdock) and vengeance (for Castle and Kingpin).

As for Kingpin, he will definitely be in a position of power when Daredevil: Born Again begins, considering the last time we saw him in Echo, he seemed primed to become the mayor of New York City.

Cox himself had a cameo in Echo, as well as She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and of course, starred in the original Daredevil, which ran on Netflix from 2015 to 2018. He also appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home in a small but key role. 

The tone of Born Again was shifted thanks to Marvel’s new Spotlight Banner (under which Echo falls), which won’t require viewers to possess previous MCU knowledge and which will be darker and grittier in tone and substance than the previous Disney+ series. It’s also the first Marvel series on Disney+ to feature a showrunner (previous series were led by head writers and the directors), with Dario Scardapane, a writer on the original The Punisher, filling that role. The original Daredevil was gritty and often brutal, and in keeping with this change in tone, Marvel brought on fight and stunt coordinator Philip Silvera, a veteran of the original Netflix series, who will act as both stunt coordinator and second unit director for the new series.  Loki directors Aaron Moorehead and Justin Benson were brought in to guide the show.

Check out the image here:

Daredevil: Born Again will likely be released on Disney+ sometime in 2025.

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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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