Bernthal Open To A “Punisher” Spin-Off

Three weeks out from the release of the second season of Marvel and Netflix’s “Daredevil,” the promotional campaign for the new episodes has now kicked into full swing.

Today, Empire has spoken with Jon Bernthal who plays Frank Castle (aka. The Punisher) in the upcoming episodes, a vigilante with a much darker and more violent method for getting results than that employed by the red-suited Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox).

Speaking about his character and his motivations, namely avenging his murdered wife and child, Bernthal says:

“Frank is so filled with rage and despair that this idea of a guy prancing around in a costume with little horns beating up bad guys is absurd to him. It’s ripe for a character like Frank to come in and s–t on that. What’s really interesting is that these guys are absolute enemies, but they start to understand each other.”

During the interview, Bernthal also addressed the talk of a potential spin-off series featuring his character:

“This guy is very much burned into my heart and soul. I think about him all the time. And I look at it the same way Frank would look at it. I’m a soldier, man. If they call on me, I’ll stand to attention and I’ll be ready.”

The comments come following a re-iteration this week by Netflix execs that no plans are currently in place for a TV series about “The Punisher”. That may be revisited depending upon audience reaction to him once all thirteen episodes of the new season go online March 18th.