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Marvel's dark anti-hero to return to the silver screen

4 August 2007 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- The Punisher, aka Frank Castle, has been my favorite comic book character since childhood, so naturally I was excited this week when news broke of a third silver screen adaptation of Marvel Comic’s vigilante anti-hero. It does strike me as odd though, practically remaking a film only 3 years after the last adaptation. Even odder? They are doing the same thing with another Marvel hero, The Hulk, to be played in human form by Ed Norton. It worked well for Batman, whose film franchise was in death throes before Christopher Nolan started afresh with Batman Begins. For those of you unfamiliar with the origins of The Punisher: he was a Vietnam vet whose wife and children were gunned down in the crossfire of a mob hit in Central Park. When the police and courts failed to bring the killers to justice, Frank Castle tracked down the killers and exacted his own brutal revenge, »

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