With the recent news surrounding Jon Bernthal‘s casting as Frank Castle, aka The Punisher in season two of Netflix’s Daredevil, how big of a role will The Punisher play in the new season.
According to Nerdist, a source indicated that new showrunner Marco Ramirez is planning to have The Punisher as a nemesis for the blind superhero. The reason? Their differences in dispensing justice. While Daredevil has a more pugilistic approach to beat the bad guys bad enough without killing them, The Punisher has a more no holds barred approach as a vigilante, going as far as exterminating them. This will cause a massive conflict that can result in these two going to blows.
However, with the rumor that Bullseye (which Jason Statham was apparently approached but after word got out, left negotiations with no signing) and Elektra possibly coming in the upcoming season, this rivalry between Daredevil and The Punisher may in fact, be only temporary.
For a look at what one may expect for this rivalry, check out the graphic novel Daredevil vs. Punisher: Means and Ends, available on Amazon. Meanwhile, Daredevil: Season 1 is now available on Netflix with Season 2 expected to come sometime in 2016.