Word on the set is that Netflix will spin off ‘The Punisher’ from Daredevil staring Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead). The character will debut in the second season of Daredevil, which premieres on Netflix March 18. No date has been set yet for ‘The Punisher’.
Following the successful launches of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, production is currently underway on Luke Cage, with Iron Fist and The Defenders, a crossover miniseries featuring all four characters, also in the works.
First appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #129, The Punisher is the alter ego of military veteran Frank Castle, who wages a one-man war against crime after his wife and children are killed during a shootout by rival mob outfits. The character’s belief in killing criminals rather than apprehending them frequently puts him at odds with Marvel’s traditional heroes, a theme that is at the center of Daredevil season 2.