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Marvel’s Jeph Loeb says Punisher series isn’t on the cards

February 23rd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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…

Source: Comingsoon 

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….