Marvel's 'The Punisher' and 'The Defenders' Get Official New Posters

Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 12:14PM
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Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 12:14PM
Marvel's 'The Punisher' and 'The Defenders' Get Official New Posters
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It shouldn't be a big surprise to hear that Marvel and Netflix are taking The Defenders to San Diego Comic-Con; after all, that's Marvel's next big release in August. What's more surprising is that The Punisher is coming along for the ride.

We haven't heard too much about The Punisher ever since a spinoff series was ordered by Netflix last year, after his successful, violent run in Daredevil season 2. But the show's been given its first poster just for SDCC, which could've been considered a "first look" at Frank Castle (played by The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal) if we hadn't already seen him running around Hell's Kitchen.

But since Daredevil season 2 also doubled as Punisher's origin story, he was mostly running around in normal, skull-less clothing until the end. We only got a small glimpse of Frank in his traditional outfit with that iconic skull drawing crudely spray-painted over some body armor, so it's good to see that here, even if it's obscured by a bit of viscera. And of course, he has a much bigger coat now. Check out the poster below, drawn by Marvel CCO Joe Quesada:

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It's about what you'd expect from a Netflix Marvel show - as we've already seen with shows like Jessica Jones, Marvel isn't afraid to get bloody with these shows, which you might have noticed from the only splatters of color in that poster. And assuming Frank Castle hasn't changed much since we last saw him, that's just as likely to be his own blood as it is to be someone else's, although most of the time, it was a mix of both.

On the other hand, the newest poster for The Defenders is much brighter, which fits the color schemes that Netflix likes to give the individual shows - Daredevil was red, Jessica Jones was purple, Luke Cage was yellow, and Iron Fist green. With only a couple exceptions, nearly all the marketing for The Defenders has been a mix of those colors as it unites the heroes from all four shows.

Here's the latest look at the street-level Avengers, drawn by Joshua James Shaw:

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If you happen to find yourself at SDCC, both of these posters will be for sale, although the Marvel booth at Comic-Con will probably have a mass of people around it at all times. Whether or not Marvel will reveal any official release dates or trailers for The Punisher is unclear, but now that they're just starting to promote the show, those may not be far behind. There's already a great Defenders trailer set to Nirvana, so we may not need another one for that.



The Defenders premieres August 18, 2017 on Netflix, while The Punisher is expected to hit later in 2017.

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