It has been over two months since the last Marvel series, The Defenders, was released on Netflix. This week, a shiny new (yet bleak) trailer was finally released for the upcoming Marvel series The Punisher. This trailer also reveals what the release date for this long-awaited series is November 17, 2017. Watch the trailer below!
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This trailer for The Punisher reveals the backstory of Frank Castle/The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) for potential viewers who may have missed his appearances in Daredevil Season 2, his family was killed because the military wanted to destroy him rather than let him reveal what he knew. In this trailer, we see Rawlins (Paul Schulze) express that they didn’t want Castle to share what he knew, implying that someone had to go after him. Immediately after that declaration, there are a couple shots of Castle’s kids on a carousel, and then streaks of blood on the same carousel. Most of the rest of the trailer follows Castle as he gets revenge on anyone in his way while his friends object to no apparent effect. Also appearing in this trailer are Daredevil alumna Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), Frank’s comics sidekick Micro (Ebon Moss-Bacharach), and Homeland Security agent Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah).
There have been a lot of jokes made regarding The Punisher‘s release date. Coincidentally (or not), this Netflix series shares a release date with the upcoming Warner Bros/DC Extended Universe film Justice League. People have been wondering whether Marvel and Netflix planned The Punisher‘s release date to undermine Marvel’s longtime comics competitor. Although it’s possible that the release date timing was not a coincidence, it seems unlikely that the diehard fans wouldn’t be watching both that same weekend.
Are you excited to watch The Punisher? Do you think Marvel and Netflix conspired to have The Punisher share its release date with Justice League? Talk about it in the comments!