According to a new rumor, a Punisher series with Jon Bernthal is reportedly in development at Disney+. The rumor further suggests that the announcement could be made at this year’s D23 Expo which takes place September 9-11 in Anaheim, California.
“The Punisher” streamed for two seasons on Netflix from 2017-2019. In the series, after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as the Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone. Both seasons of “The Punisher” were made available to stream on Disney+ in March 2022. Because the show has a mature rating, parental controls were added to Disney+ in the United States.
Marvel Updates on Twitter states the new series will also be TV-MA. You can see that tweet below:
The #Punisher will have a series on Disney+. Jon Bernthal will return as Frank Castle and the series will be TV-MA. The series will be announced at #D23 #DisneyPlus #MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/Bjj5Nmv501
— Marvel Updates (@marvel_updat3s) July 28, 2022
As always, since nothing has been confirmed by Marvel or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
Frank Castle aka The Punisher was first introduced in the second season of Daredevil and then received his own spin-off series in 2017. During the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced that Marvel Studios’ “Daredevil: Born Again” an Original series starring Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, will be coming to Disney+ in Spring 2024. The idea does seem plausible that Disney would also want to revive “The Punisher.”