“Punisher: War Zone” director Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans) has talked about the progress of the sequel/relaunch on her official site. She confirms that filming is complete short of one exterior scene due to bad weather, that scene will be shot later. All other filming seems to have gone smoothly.
There were a few bizarre happening on-set. For example “for the first week of shooting, every time Ray Stevenson stepped in front of the camera, it started raining…the rain was perfect for the dark mood and feeling of those scenes. I’m sure everybody will think I used rain machines, but cross my heart and hope to die, there were no rain machines” she says.
Another even more bizarre incident was “during a scene we call the Alley Fight. The location looked beautiful and pretty much everybody was mesmerized by the colors and lights we had chosen for it. It wasn’t until the next day when we watched dailies in my trailer that we realized there was a huge lit-up skull — identical to the Punisher skull — glowing through the front door of a building in the background. I immediately complimented my DP and the key gaffer on the great idea, but they were as stunned as I was. Nobody had planned that. It just appeared.”
Finally she also confirms that Marc Camacho and Keram Malicki-Sánchez have joined the cast as Pittsy and his son Ink.