There has been talk of Jon Bernthal potentially reprising the role of The Punisher from the now-defunct Netflix series for quite a while, but the rumors really started to pick up steam after the MCU debuts of Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and The Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), and we might finally have the confirmation that Frank Castle will indeed make his presence felt during Phase 5.
Actor Kasey O’Keefe shared an Instagram photo of Bernthal, noting that he “looks forward to working with you during Marvel Phase 5!” It doesn’t mention which project, but adds the hashtag #Punisher below.
While this obviously shouldn’t be taken as official word of the character’s return, it certainly adds to the already compelling evidence. Recently, Rosario Dawson apparently let slip that Bernthal’s take on Frank Castle would be back, and even if the city of sin the actress would later take back his commentsit was enough to convince fans that the ultra-violent vigilante is connected to the MCU.
Check out the Instagram post below.
Bernthal is rumored to have a role in the project Daredevil: Born Again Disney+ series. Castle and Matt Murdock have a lot of history in the comics, and while they don’t cross paths in Frank Miller born again comic, we already know that the series is going to have to make significant changes to the source material.
It might be interesting to note that the next daredevil the series may not be the first time we’ve seen the character, as we’ve also heard whispers that he might consider Echo.