Over the past few months, there have been reports of a possible spin-off for The Punisher, a character that makes his debut in the second season of Daredevil. Of course, shortly after those reports hit, Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb was quick to say that the reports were nothing more than speculation before going on to say anything was possible.
However, as we have yet to see any reports outright saying it wasn’t happening, and after witnessing Bernthal’s portrayal of the character in the second season, I’m expecting both Marvel Television and Netflix to confirm a spin-off for The Punisher over the coming weeks, and it appears as though I’m not the only one hoping for the series to come to life. Daredevil, himself, Charlie Cox wants to see a Punisher series happen – and he’d even love to appear on it should it happen.
Well, yeah, really good question. Look, I have to preface all of this – because I got in trouble in the past for speculating – so I preface it all by saying I have no idea what the Netflix-Marvel plans are. I have no idea if there’s going to be a third season. If there was one I have no idea what characters would be involved – all that core stuff but you guys get that.
But as I’ve got to know this show, this character a little bit, I would love to see – and I know this is something that’s speculated about and I have no idea if it’s possible or not possible – having worked with Jon [Bernthal] I would love to see Punisher get his own show. I’d love to see that happen. It’s such a rich character and Jon embodies him in such a spectacular way. Fans are going to be overwhelmed and pleased with what he brought to the character so I’d love to see The Punisher get his own 13 episodes. And if he does, I’d love to be in it [laughs]. I’d love Daredevil to make an appearance.
When it was announced that Marvel and Netflix had partnered together to produce four series – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist – with all four shows leading to The Defenders mini-series, it wasn’t known if we’d see multiple seasons for these shows. However, shortly after Daredevil debuted its first season on the streaming service to praise from both critics and fans alike, it was announced that a second season would be coming – and only a year after the first! This, of course, was a lot quicker than the season two renewal for the second series, Jessica Jones, which more than likely won’t premiere until after The Defenders arrives in 2017. So, when it comes to Daredevil possibly landing a third season? While it’s more than likely, it’s hard to call at this time.
While making the promo rounds for the second season, Screen Rant had a chance to speak with the series star Charlie Cox about a possible third season and what he’d possibly like to see should it happen. His hopes? Bullseye, a character that was originally rumored for the second season of Daredevil, and more Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio).
If we are fortunate enough to continue making the Daredevil series, I can’t imagine doing a run of Daredevil where Bullseye doesn’t show up at some point. It would be great to have him around at some point. Who would play that part I have no idea but I just think there’s such an interesting, rich character there, and also of course, the history that Bullseye has with Karen Page is an interesting dynamic. When you read the comics it’s etched in a Daredevil memory all that stuff.
I’d also like personally, again if we continue to make the Daredevil series, rather than have a new character every season I’d love us to explore more of the Wilson Fisk stuff. It’d be great if at some point Vincent D’Onofrio would come back for a season. There’s so much Daredevil-Wilson Fisk left untold. As he really came into his own, as Wilson Fisk turned into the Kingpin at the end of season one, I’d love to see what that now does to the Daredevil-Fisk dynamic going forward if we were to do a season 3 or 4 or whatever.
Cox isn’t the only person who’d love to see more Fisk. D’Onofrio’s portrayal of the iconic villain is still ranked as one of the best performances in a comic book adaption to date, and he more of him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the better.
Daredevil season two is currently streaming on Netflix.
Source: Screen Rant.