Following the tragic news that Jason Statham would not, in fact, be playing Bullseye in Daredevil season two, comes word that the Punisher has been cast. It doesn’t quite make the hurt go away, but hey, everyone loves the Punisher.
Marvel.com announced today that comics’ most popular gun-toting vigilante will be played by Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street and Fury.
Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television said of the casting,
“Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences. Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”
Bernthal will be the fourth actor to play the role.