While we got our first quick look at Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 courtesy of a teaser that debuted during New York Comic Con, The Punisher made his big entrance this weekend in an all-new trailer that played to crowds attending Comic Con Experience in Brazil. That footage has yet to leak online. But we do have a description of what was shown, which offers a sneak peek at how Frank Castle will be introduced in this new season, coming spring 2016.
When Marvel's Daredevil returns with all-new episodes, there will be a new vigilante in town. And he does things a little differently than blind lawyer turned crime fighter Matt Murdock, played once again by Charlie Cox. It was announced this past summer that Jon Bernthal would assume the role of The Punisher, who arrives to clean up the streets of Hell's Kitchen with deadly force. The difference between Frank and Matt is that Castle likes to kill his victims. And when he is introduced, it will be made quite clear that this guy shows no mercy. That much was teased in the latest footage.
Netflix and Marvel brought this special preview to Brazil as part of the two hour panel presentation. The sneak peek kicks off with Matt Murdock still wearing the crimson costume introduced at the end of Marvel's Daredevil Season 1. He is seen walking into a dimly-lit, walk-in freezer with slabs of meat hanging from the ceiling off of hooks. Daredevil creeps through the chilly space, using his ultra-sensitive hearing to pinpoint his target.
As the camera pans out, we also get to see that there are human beings hanging upside down along with the raw hunks of beef and pork. Matt investigates, finding one man who is still alive. Murdock slides the injured man off the hook, asking who has done such a thing. The man's barely audible response is as such.
"They? It was just a guy."
The scene cuts to a rooftop. It is night. A man with a sniper rifle has his sights set on a taxi. We see the man's face, and are introduced for the first time to Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle. The Punisher is getting ready to execute an unknown target. Before he can pull the trigger, the gun is kicked out of his hand. Daredevil has arrived on the scene to stop this next murder.
The two vigilantes have it out in a rooftop fight in the middle of an undisclosed location in Hell's Kitchen. But we don't get to see a clear winner in this battle. Just as the punches start to intensify, the teaser cuts to the Marvel's Daredevil logo. This is followed by '2016 - Netflix'. It is said to be a thrilling preview, but it will definitely leave you wanting more.
It isn't known when this sneak peek will be made available for all audiences. Or if it was cut together only for the Comic Con Experience crowd. In the past, Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 has been described as The Punisher Vs. Daredevil. Both vigilantes will have a decidedly different coda in how they work through their problems. But the end of the season will find the two Marvel superheroes teaming up to fight a common evil.
It isn't known how early The Punisher will be introduced in Marvel's Daredevil Season 2. But this latest footage has people speculating that it will be done fairly quickly. We don't have a confirmed premiere date for these all-new episodes. But they will also introduce Elodie Yung as Elektra and Stephen Rider as Blake Tower. What do you think?