When Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle/The Punisher appeared as a key player in the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil, fans were immediately enthralled. The actor not only delivered a fantastic performance but also managed to steal the show. Which is why it wasn’t entirely surprising that shortly after the second season premiered, rumors of The Punisher receiving his own Netflix series began to swirl. And it was then announced shortly thereafter that Bernthal’s Castle would, in fact, be getting his own series – although an air timeframe was never announced.
Since then, Marvel has been characteristically silent about the project. However, Reddit user Spyderbite seems to have scraped up our first tidbit on the highly anticipated series. It appears that the Netflix mobile app has listed The Punisher as a 2017 release, making it the third Marvel property to be released on the streaming site that year, after Iron Fist and The Defenders. (It’s worth noting that the date does not show when viewing the site via a PC.)
While this isn’t exactly confirmation, it’s the best indicator we have for a release date as of yet.
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