As we all know at this point in time, Netflix canceled their killer The Punisher series last year. But today we hear that a reboot may be heading our way next year.
Yes, the good folks over at LABible report the agreement between Netflix and Marvel states that the streaming giant would not touch Frank Castle for two years … and we’re about there. This means that Marvel can – and probably has – started thinking about a reboot. Rumors say Marvel will ask Jon Bernthal to return but we’re thinking they will just recast. But who knows? I say bring back Tom Jane.
Or f*cking Dolph Lundgren. That’d be badass.
Based on the Marvel comic, the 1989 film centers on Frank Castle (Lundgren), a respected police officer dedicated to eradicating the Mafia’s influence — that is, until the mob responds with a lethal car bomb that decimates Castle’s family. Now, filled with rage and presumed dead from the horrific explosion, Castle takes to the city’s underground sewer tunnels to bring his own brutal brand of vigilante justice to the streets and wreak vengeance on those who killed his family.
Directed by Mark Goldblatt from a script by Boaz Yakin, that version co-starred Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori, Nancy Everhard, and Barry Otto.