With Daredevil Season 2 hitting on the 18th of March on Netflix and everyone talking about the arrival of Frank Castle AKA The Punisher, there’s been a lot of rumblings that a standalone Punisher series was coming.
Hell, we even got in on it (here), but it seems we may all have jumped the gun a bit.
Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb says: “I think that’s something that people are speculating on, as opposed to something that’s actually happening.
“It’s certainly our hope that any of our characters will be embraced and that people want to see more of them.”
Loeb, however, may be playing his cards tight to his chest though, as he says he was surprised that Jessica Jones got a second series and takes nothing for granted: “When they announced that Jessica Jones was getting a second season, every single report said, ‘It should come as a surprise to no one that Jessica Jones has received a second season order.’ I’m the guy going, ‘Well, it was a surprise to me!’ It isn’t a given in television. The fact that we get to continue telling stories with these characters speaks a lot about the quality of the storytelling and the acting and the writing. We are telling the best stories that we can at Netflix, and they seem to be responding to it.”
We reckon it’s almost a certain thing that Punisher will get a standalone series, but Loeb is keeping his reality in check… and you have to respect that.
Do you want to see Frank Castle in his own series? Let us know…