The punisher is one of the most famous characters of Marvel. Unfortunately, the first adaptation, starring Thomas Jane, was not the expected success. For many, the problem was not the actor, who was well received by the fans, but the simple script and the story full of superficial violence. In the comics, the characters are quite dark and their stories are very bloody, but at the same time realistic due to the nature of the antihero that sets them apart from other classics like Captain America. So when Netflix The Punisher premiered – 62%, with Jon Bernthal as the protagonist, the followers were delighted.
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Fans of Marvel who considered the UCM much more childish, they found in the series of Netflix a good approach to more mature stories. Daredevil – 93% and Jessica Jones – 69% were a success with the audience and critics and something like a universe of their own began that connected these titles. The punisher It also worked very well, especially because of the development of the protagonist and the large, well-measured action scenes. However, in an attempt to unify his characters, Marvel-Disney got rid of these installments and regained licenses for new adaptations.
Since the cancellation of this other universe, fans await the return of these characters but already within the UCM. Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter and Jon bernthal they were delighted with their respective roles so it’s just a matter of Marvel being encouraged to take that step to bring them back. The point is that the very adult characteristics of these adaptations collide with the style that the films have carried so far, but since there are constant internal changes and growth it is possible to unify everyone. There are rumors that Cox will return for Spider-Man: No Road Home and that Ritter will have an appearance in She hulk, but where is it Punisher?
During a recent interview with ComicBook.com to promote his new film called Small Engine Repair, the actor was questioned about a possible return to Marvel:
Oh, I don’t know, man. I do not know! You know that … I don’t know anything about it.
His colleague Shea Whigham interrupted to exclaim that Jon bernthal he was lying and he was even filming his role. Of course, this was only a joke because it is very common for these actors to be asked over and over again if they are going to return to be part of the UCM.
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Although many rumors have become popular about Daredevil and Jessica jones, the same has not happened with Punisher, partly because the fans themselves don’t know where he could fit in to have his violent nature respected. Some propose the Hawkeye series, as he is also a much more human and vulnerable hero who has crossed moral limits and has become an agent of revenge and slaughter. The bad news is that it has never been speculated that the actor is part of this project.
Those who only follow the movies of Marvel They have no problems with seeing these characters played by other actors, but an important point is that those who are fans spend their time questioning and asking for their return and Kevin Feige, basically the creator of the UCM as we know it, listens a lot to the fans and tries to please them. After all, what would this franchise be without the constant demands and expectations of the public? At this point everything can happen, but nothing has been confirmed despite the suspicions of the audience about the way in which the brand usually lies in an attempt to keep its secrets and surprise the audience, as has already happened with the Avengers trailer. : Infinity War – 79%.
Perhaps the most important thing for now is to stay calm no matter how entertaining it is to try to guess the movements of the producer. With each new delivery the bar is higher and it becomes difficult to overcome. Unfortunately, many fans create totally unrealistic and out of all probability expectations, and they end up very disappointed when a film is released. Worse still is when they rate the movie as bad or mediocre just because what they had in mind didn’t happen. It is important to consider the line that history itself is giving us and enjoy these adaptations that with their popularity and large box office profits have ensured a future full of new and old characters.
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