After a memorable, Emmy-worthy debut in Daredevil, Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle was given his own series in late 2017. The first spinoff series in the world of The Defenders got off to a strong start, but things quickly fell apart during its second year thanks to some disappointing villains.
Now, Marvel's Executive Vice President and Creative Director Joe Quesada has shared some very cool artwork he created exclusive for those who worked on The Punisher season two.
As you can see, the badass vigilante is depicted opening fire on some unseen enemies (with his iconic skull emblem in the background). This has never been seen before now, and that's a shame because it would have made a great promotional poster for the show when it was on the air.
Of course, by the end, Netflix lost interest in promoting these Marvel TV shows and they went out with a whimper rather than a bang as a result.
Now, the fate of The Punisher is very much up in the air, and while Bernthal has expressed interest in reprising the role, we don't know how likely that is. After all, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige could choose to reboot all the characters featured in this corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe somewhere down the line; for now, they're off limits for at least a year or two.
Check out the artwork below and see more from Quesada by clicking HERE!
Here's another one from the Punisher archives. This was the final art for the start of season 2 cast and crew t-shirt.— JoeQuesada (@JoeQuesada) March 24, 2020
Hint: If you squint you can see it. pic.twitter.com/8pkqa2edds