The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal to Play Punisher in DAREDEVIL Series
Jon Bernthal had a memorable role as hard-edged Shane Walsh in AMC’s The Walking Dead. And though his demise was heartbreaking as well as expected due to his psychotic breakdown of sorts, it was that role that probably peaked the interest of those at Marvel, because now Jon will be playing Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, in Daredevil, the hit Netflix series.
“Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences,” Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, told Marvel.com. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”
This should up the ante to the already intense series, and it’ll be interesting to see if the Punisher is actually going to be on Matt Murdock’s side or not. You just never know with these complicated characters.