Despite the setback that is Iron Fist, the Netflix series have done well bringing the other “heroes” of their universe to life. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and because of Daredevil Season 02: The Punisher. The Punisher has always been a fan-favorite character, but his movies…lacked in many ways. Let, Daredevil Season 02 put Jon Berthal in the role, and over the course of 13 episodes he proved what the character could be given the right material. And that’s why he’s getting his own series later this year.
But, what does he think about his character? Well, he let Moviefone know his take on it:
“I think Frank is brutal. Frank is damaged. Frank is tortured. I think Frank, when he engages in violence, there’s something utterly satisfying and addictive for him to be doing that, and that may not be something that the audience can agree with or get behind. But I’ve always fought to preserve that, and I think that that’s a part of him. I think the pain and what’s behind the violence and the reason why he’s committing the violence, that’s a different story. I want to explore that, too.”
“So I think that’s the real challenge: being bold enough to not make him too heroic, at least ‘heroic,’ is important to me. That being said, I think there’s Frank Castle inside of everybody. I think being a father and being a husband, he’s a character that I deeply empathize with,” he concluded.