Jon Bernthal returns as Frank Castle – aka the killer vigilante the Punisher – in Daredevil: Born Againaccording to The Hollywood Reporter.
Bernthal will join Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, reprising their roles as Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk, respectively. All three delivered iconic turns as those characters in Netflix’s Daredevil, which ran on that streaming service from 2015-2018; with Bernthal starring in its own two seasons The punisher spinoff.
When Netflix’s Marvel shows all went on the chopping block in 2019, fans assumed they’d never see those particular actor/character combinations again — Disney seemed to be fishing for family-friendly Marvel content only on its brand-new streaming service Disney Plus. and whether the Netflix shows were even canon with the rest of the MCU was an open question.
But not so much more! Cox entered Spider-Man: No Way Home And She Hulkand and D’Onofrio briefly Hawkeye; and last summer Marvel Studios announced that their story would continue in Daredevil: Born Againno less than 18 episode TV series that would premiere on Disney Plus in the spring of 2024.
At this point, the only clue as to what to expect from the series is the title, which references a classic arc by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli in which the Kingpin, after learning Daredevil’s identity, seeks to methodically ruin his life – and the Punisher does not. not appear at all. Elements of Reborn served as partial inspiration for season 3 of Daredevil on Netflix, but didn’t get a full retooling, so it may be that the title is less of a comic book reference and more of a meta text: After half a decade, Marvel’s Netflix is back live.