The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal To Play The Punisher on Marvel’s Daredevil
The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal will play Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher on Marvel’s Daredevil.
Like Daredevil, The Punisher is also a morally-dubious vigilante determined to clean up to streets of New York’s Hells Kitchen. However, the Punisher is a tad more brutal about it. His alter ego is war veteran Frank Castle, a martial arts expert whose family were executed by the mafia, prompting the Punisher’s hatred and savage revenge on the evil streets of New York.
Bernthal played the best friend of series protagonist Rick Grimes, Shane Walsh, for two seasons on the Walking Dead. Following an affair with Rick’s wife, Shane left the survivors group and later plotted to kill Rick. His life was eventually ended by Rick.
Speaking of the exciting appointment, Marvel head of TV Jeph Loeb said, “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.”