Fans of “Daredevil” have known for some time that Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher (played by Jon Bernthal) would be appearing at some point during the upcoming second season. What some of them may be surprised to know now is that the series is not planning to make you wait very long at all to see him in action.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Castle will be appearing almost right away during season 2, and judging from what executive producer Doug Petrie told the website, having him on board will make viewers ask many questions about whether or not this is someone we should be rooting for:
“Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we’re also going to force people — the way we force Matt — to second-guess themselves … Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky s–t. We have not shied away from the rich complicated reality of Now. If you’ve got a gun and you’re not the police you’re going to incite strong feelings. We’re stirring the pot and we’re aware of the headlines where we live and we’re trying to get people to think.”
If this was another show, we’re not quite sure that bringing The Punisher aboard would work. However, “Daredevil” has already created the sort of universe where he can be a natural fit, and some of the issues regarding violence and brutality can be explored. We’re looking forward to seeing how many of them are tackled … but we’re also looking forward to the show as a whole. It’s entertainment first and foremost.
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