Since Marvel announced that The Punisher would be getting his own series for Netflix in 2017, casting news on the project has continued to grow. Recent announcements include new faces such as Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, the man who becomes Jigsaw, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, and Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani. Along with these casting announcements, set photos have continued to make their way online from the set. It was in those photos that we first learned that Karen Paige (Deborah Ann Woll) would be reprising her Daredevil role for the upcoming series. Now, courtesy of Reddit user BhuceWayne, we have reason to believe Rob Morgan will get a chance to reprise his role as Turk Barrett. For those who don’t know, Turk Barrett originally appeared in both seasons for Daredevil and recently returned for Luke Cage. Although his character has had a rather limited amount of screentime, he has quickly become a fan favorite due to his quips and comedic relief.
So where does this latest report came from? It appears IMDb is listing Duwaun White as a stunt double to appear for the actor.
Duwaun White … stunt double: Rob Morgan / stunt performer (2 episodes)
This information should be taken with a grain of salt, as IMDb has routinely gotten information like this wrong, but it would certainly be nice to see the character once again, even if it’s only for 2 episodes. Much like Rosario Dawson‘s Claire Temple, Turk Barrett has seamlessly jumped in and out of series and even appeared in the Jessica Jones comic which was released prior to the show’s debut. In that comic, Turk shows up in the hospital following a beatdown from Daredevil, sharing a page with Claire Temple and Jessica Jones.
Morgan would be a great addition to The Punisher series. Even though I wouldn’t call him a villain, he is far from a good guy for sure, but he still brings the levity that fans of the MCU films are used to from their heroes. He is so much fun, we even put together a short video montage of the character and his exploits, which you can check out below.
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Source: IMDb via Reddit