Universal has announced today that they have casted Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal to play Marvel fan-favorite Punisher, in season 2 of Netflix/Marvel’s Daredevil.
Here’s what Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb had to say about the casting:
“Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences. Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”
Netflix’s Daredevil proved to be a smash hit and totally revived the Marvel character. It looks like they plan to do the same with The Punisher who has been wanted by the fans ever since 2004’s The Punisher, starring Thomas Jane, flopped.