In a little over a month, the second season of the highly acclaimed Daredevil will hit Netflix, this time around introducing two new fan-favorite characters: Elektra (Elodie Yung) and Frank Castle aka the Punisher (Jon Bernthal). We have yet to see too much from either of the characters in the tiny amount of footage that has been released, but everyone has raved about what each of them, especially Punisher, will bring to the show.
Now both showrunners, Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, along with cast members [Jon] Bernthal, Charlie Cox, and Deborah Ann Woll have shared more of their thoughts on the character. You can watch the video interview below courtesy of TV Guide, but we have also pulled some quotes below for you to read.
Both of the showrunners wanted to make sure Punisher is a complex villain, that will cause plenty of mayhem in Hell’s Kitchen.
PETRIE: Jon Bernthal really embodies Frank Castle in this way that is completely traditional and completely new at the same time. He’s this vicious guy who has got this kind of inner wound that will never heal.
The best part about Frank Castle in our world is that it makes Matt Murdock look at himself and go “What’s the difference between me and this guy?”
RAMIREZ: We tried really hard not to label him one thing. He’s not a PTSD victim, he’s not a vigilante. He kinda keeps shaking off those labels and kinda tells you to go screw yourself.
By making him so complex, Punisher’s story is one I am very much looking forward to seeing. Bernthal, Woll, and Cox each teased what this character will mean for each of them and the larger story.
BERNTHAL: You know for me, it has always been about the personal trauma that he went through and the mission he’s on.
WOLL: In a way, his objective is the same as Matt Murdock’s. It’s just about how far he takes it.
COX: He has to kind of really examine who he is and what he does and whether he’s ultimately being of help to the city and to the public or whether what he’s doing is detrimental because of the likes of people like Frank Castle.
Season 2 of Daredevil will debut exclusively on Netflix on March 18th at 12:01 a.m. PST.
Source: TV Guide.