We finally have a release date, folks!
In a new trailer for Marvel and Netflix's newest show The Punisher, we not only see a bunch of new scenes of Frank and his story, but we also got a release date. Mark your calendars because this show is dropping on November 17th, 2017. Are you planning on bingeing it?
As you may have known, in the wake of the horrible Las Vegas shooting a few weeks ago, The Punisher's panel at NYCC was cancelled, and it was suspected that at least the release date would have been shared there.
As for this new trailer, it's definitely letting us know what we're in for, and that's a dark, violent thirteen episodes. We'll get to see in excruciating detail how Frank Castle became the no-nonsense killer we met in season two of Daredevil. I didn't think the last few Marvel/Netflix shows were particularly gritty, but this looks to be the grittiest of them all.
Though we see Karen Page a few times in this trailer, we also get a quick glimpse of a bunch of new characters that I look forward to meeting. I never read the comics, so they're all brand new to me.
While all four of the Defenders have superpowers to some extent, Frank does not, so this show, even from the trailers, feels different and allows it to kind of stand alone. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, we'll have to wait and see on November 17th.
Watch the newest trailer for The Punisher
I wonder how much of the show will be flashbacks and how much will be set in the present, and if the flashbacks will be continuous in the show or just in one or two past-centric episodes. Marvel and Netflix haven't disappointed me too much so far, and Frank's inclusion in Daredevil was interesting, so I'm looking forward to this show.