Netflix has released a full-length trailer for The Punisher, their upcoming Marvel series with Jon Bernthal in the title role. This trailer brings all the violence with it, the appropriate fetishistic glimpses of weapons, and arguably the best Metallica song of all time.
Check it out:
There’s a plot here, but it doesn’t really matter, does it? The plot to The Punisher has become an archetype in action filmmaking, the more important part of this is they absolutely nail the aesthetic of the comics. I dig the inclusion of “One” in the trailer, the look of the skull feels right, the settings are sharp light and shadow. Solid.
Jon Bernthal is perfect for Frank Castle, because he’s kinda perfect for everything he does. His appearance in the second season of Daredevil was a definite bright spot for that show (which nobody really talks about anymore, huh…), so this might be worth your time. LEt’s hope it has at least a little more than The Defenders brought to the table. Anyone remember that one?
The Punisher will drop on Netflix… some time this year? No official date yet, but expect that before long.