6 Things We Want to See in the Punisher Solo Series

Friday, 29 April 2016 - 12:13PM
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Friday, 29 April 2016 - 12:13PM
6 Things We Want to See in the Punisher Solo Series
Marvel just made our year with the announcement that Jon Bernthal's Punisher is getting his own Netflix spin-off, and we're already hoping and praying for certain elements of the character to make their way into the series. Now that Frank finally has an adaptation worthy of him, here are six things we want to see in the Netflix solo series:

Punisher MAX


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This one is a no-brainer. Garth Ennis' run of Punisher comics is consistently hailed as the definitive version of the character, and we would love to see some version of these storylines on screen. Jon Bernthal even read these specific comics as an inspiration for his take on the character, but Daredevil season two mostly followed the plot of Daredevil: Means and Ends, which means that any Punisher MAX stories are up for grabs.


Barracuda


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Speaking of Punisher MAX, Barracuda would be a perfect villain to adapt, especially from Garth Ennis' five-issue miniseries, The Punisher Presents: Barracuda. Like the Punisher, Barracuda is a veteran with a tragic backstory, which would make him a great "evil twin" counterpart to Frank. Barracuda:Punisher :: Punisher:Daredevil.

Jigsaw


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Barracuda would be our first choice, especially since Jigsaw already got an underwhelming adaptation in Punisher: War Zone. But then again, he's still a great villain, and Daredevil's last adaptation was pretty lackluster, so we'd be happy to see Marvel take another crack at it.

Thomas Jane




Although Bernthal is being hailed as the "definitive" Punisher by many fans, there's still a lot of love for Thomas Jane's version, especially in the above short "Dirty Laundry" (which I think is on par with Bernthal's version). Obviously, it would be strange if he played too large of a role, but it would be fun and self-referential to see him make a cameo.

Karen Page


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I'm not the biggest fan of Karen as a character, but her dynamic with Frank was the most interesting relationship of Daredevil season two. Like all of the best TV relationships, their scenes together made both characters more complex and afforded them both more depth. Regardless of whether their relationship ever turns romantic, I'd want Karen to show up on the Punisher solo series as a reminder of Frank's humanity. 

Spider-Man


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All right, yes, we know this could never happen, because that's not how the MCU works. But we can dream, right?
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