DAREDEVIL – Jon Bernthal Cast As The Punisher

Jon Bernthal (‘Fury,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘The Walking Dead’) has joined the cast of the upcoming season of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ streaming only on Netflix in 2016.

Bernthal will portray Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, one of Marvel’s most popular characters. Castle is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s 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.”

‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios. Season one of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ starring Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson and Elden Henson is now streaming on Netflix.

Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane, and Ray Stevenson previously played the iconic skull-shirted vigilante in live-action form. Marvel recently reacquired the rights to character, along with Ghost Rider, and Blade, after their respective film rights packages lapsed.