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Netflix’s The Punisher: 10 Insanely Dark Moments That Won’t Be Used

10 February 2016 8:08 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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After two disappointing The Punisher movies in 2004 and 2008 (one the 1989 Dolph Lundgren version), the property is now firmly in the hands of Marvel Studios and the good news is they’re doing something with it. Kevin Feige and his cohorts have cast The Walking Dead’s John Bernthal as the man himself – the brutal vigilante Frank Castle – for Daredevil season 2 on Netflix.

But here’s the rub: The Punisher’s comic book stories are generally incredibly dark, even when compared to the narratives of Marvel’s previous Netflix output from Daredevil and Jessica Jones. It seems likely them, that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will need to smooth over Frank’s rough edges to make him work within their continuity. And Frank’s got a lot of rough edges.

With that in mind, here are ten Punisher stories that are probably too dark for consideration for The Punisher’s appearances in the McU… »

- Rob Leane

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10 Huge Crossover Events For Marvel’s Phase 4

5 February 2016 10:53 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Gone are the days when something as small as sticking Black Widow into Iron Man 2 would be enough to excite the fans of Marvel’s films. Now, after two gigantic Avengers movies and all those teasing post-credits stings, audiences have come to expect a bit more.

In reaction to this, Marvel Studios have turned Captain America 3 into Captain America: Civil War, lifting beats Mark Millar’s massive comic book crossover of the same name and stuffing shedloads of other superheroes into what was originally perceived as a solo adventure for Steve Rogers. Meanwhile, Hulk is set to appear in Thor: Ragnarok and they’re also developing Infinity War – an Avengers story so huge in its crossover-friendly scope that they’ve had to spread it over two movies.

After these three films reach cinemas, audiences will continue expecting massive Marvel movies with tonnes of cameos and lots of inter-franchise crossover excitement. »

- Rob Leane

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"Daredevil" - 'The Punisher' Leaked Set Images

3 February 2016 12:11 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ leaked set images of actor Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead") as Marvel Comics' vigilante 'Frank Castle' aka 'The Punisher', appearing  in Season 2 of the Marvel TV/Netflix TV series "Daredevil":

"...'The Punisher' is a vigilante who aims to clean up Hell’s Kitchen...

"...by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results..."

"Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on...

"...with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability...

"...that will connect with audiences," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television.

"Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of 'Matt Murdock'...

"...and nothing will be the same."

Created by writer Gerry Conway, with illustrations by John Romita, Sr. and Ross Andru, 'The Punisher' debuted in Marvel's "The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (Feb. 1974) as a vigilante who employs murder, »

- Michael Stevens

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"The Punisher: Dirty Laundry"

31 January 2016 4:40 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ actor Thomas Jane, recreating his role as 'Frank Castle', aka Marvel's 'The Punisher", in the film "Dirty Laundry", co-starring Ron Perlman ("Sons Of Anarchy"):

"I wanted to make a fan film for a character I've always loved and believed in," said Thomas Jane". "A love letter to 'Frank Castle' & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it.

"It's been a blast to be a part of from start to finish -- we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Thomas Jane in "Dirty Laundry"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Prepping for the New Punisher – Geek Girl Navigating the World Prepping for the New Punisher

29 January 2016 5:01 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

I’ve been a fan of the Punisher since Archie comics did a lame crossover one-shot forever and a day ago. The brief and, let’s admit it, watered-down for the teeny-bopper set, introduction stuck with me. I was old enough to realize there was a whole lot about Frank Castle Archie Comics wasn’t going to tell me, but young enough not to resent his intrusion into the placid cheese of Riverdale.

As far as mash-ups go, the comic, of which I have two of the variant covers, it was a standard issue bad guy interrupting the big dance action setup where nobody got killed because this was the Punisher it was okay for your mom to spare a casual glance towards. I’m not saying I’m proud of it, but I’m being honest about my start.

Comics-wise, the Punisher is probably one of the less politically »

- Patricia

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Lift The Veil and Stare into the Abyss: A Film Review

22 January 2016 4:00 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director: Phil Joanou. Writer: Robert Ben Garant. Cast: Jessica Alba, Thomas Jane, Lily Rabe and Shannon Woodward. The Veil is a haunted story, from Blumhouse Productions. The film takes place inside a Jim Jones' cult. But, in this film, there is life after suicide. Thomas Jane (The Punisher) plays Jim Jacobs, the cult leader. Jessica Alba (The Eye) plays a documentarian, in search of closure. A creepy cabin invites viewers into a horrifying time, while the film offers at least two decent jump scares. As well, Jane provides a great performance as the curtain falls on many of the characters. In the end, The Veil is a decent horror film, which draws viewers into its growing darkness. The setting focuses on a small, dilapidated cabin. This type of setting has been used many times before, in horror. This time, in this remote locale, the characters try to piece together »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Charlie Cox says Daredevil could be recast if the character appears in Avengers: Infinity War

21 January 2016 8:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since The Russo Brothers said that they had 67 characters in Avengers: Infinity War – a number they clarified was figurative – fans began to speculate who was going to be in the ensemble cast. Hell, we even did it ourselves. Many fans jumped to the conclusion that the Netflix side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – must surely be involved.

Well Daredevil himself, Charlie Cox, has said that he’s not had the call from Kevin Feige just yet. But even if Marvel did decide to have Daredevil in Avengers: Infinity War, it doesn’t have to be Charlie Cox in the role.

“Marvel TV and Marvel Studios are two very different things,” he told Et. “So even if the character were to appear in that film, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I would appear in that film. I will pick a fight with the guy that they choose. »

- Luke Owen

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"Any Character That’s In There Is On The Table": Netflix's Ted Sarandos Talks The Future Of Marvel At Netflix

20 January 2016 7:55 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"There’s a danger that happens in writing comics, it seems every 10 to 15 years, where you paint yourself into a corner or you get into such convoluted continuity that only the most hardcore of fans can figure it out," Kevin Feige told Newsarama way, way back in 2008. At the time, the only two Marvel movies to his name were "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk" (which was technically a Universal release). And while he was already laying out the path to "The Avengers" back then, I'd wager even he couldn’t foresee the branches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe reaching out to Netflix. The streaming service got out of the gate with the first two Marvel properties last year in “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” and they couldn’t have asked for a better response. Both shows were critically well-received and embraced by fans, and there’s much more on the horizon, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Any Character That’s In There Is On The Table": Netflix's Ted Sarandos Talks The Future Of Marvel At Netflix

20 January 2016 7:55 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"There’s a danger that happens in writing comics, it seems every 10 to 15 years, where you paint yourself into a corner or you get into such convoluted continuity that only the most hardcore of fans can figure it out," Kevin Feige told Newsarama way, way back in 2008. At the time, the only two Marvel movies to his name were "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk" (which was technically a Universal release). And while he was already laying out the path to "The Avengers" back then, I'd wager even he couldn’t foresee the branches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe reaching out to Netflix. The streaming service got out of the gate with the first two Marvel properties last year in “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” and they couldn’t have asked for a better response. Both shows were critically well-received and embraced by fans, and there’s much more on the horizon, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Week in Spandex – Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Force, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and more

2 January 2016 4:01 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers, Infinity War, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Agent Carter, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Force, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and more…

Entertainment Weekly helped to usher in the New Year by peeling back the curtain on November’s Phase Three origin story Doctor Strange, releasing the first official images of Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme, along with some concept art for the film [see here and here], as well as some details on Tilda Swinton’s The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo [see here] and Mads Mikkelsen and Rachel McAdams’ as-yet-unrevealed characters [see here and here]…

…As well as revealing that Benedict Cumerbatch’s popularity almost cost him the role of Stephen Strange, Marvel Studios »

- Gary Collinson

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