Karen Page Almost Wasn’t In Punisher Series
When Daredevil Season 02 got details, many were happy to see that The Punisher was going to make an appearance. Though the character has had live-action interpretations before, none of them resonated with fans. That is, until Jon Bernthal took over the role, and within the course of a season became an instant fan-favorite. So much so that he got his own series which is set to air on November 17th. But in that series, fans will see another familiar face, Karen Page.
In Daredevil Season 02, Karen Page was very sympathetic to Frank Castle (Punisher), and did all she could to help him get peace and justice for his family. Yet, at the end, she basically renounced him because of the violence he did. So…it begs the question, why is she coming to the series if she doesn’t believe in Frank anymore? Well, because the showrunner asked her to return.
Steve Lightfoot talked to Mashable and said point blank:
“I asked to have her, because she and Frank [Castle] are so great. Frank is a closed-off military guy, and this is a woman he treats like an equal more than anyone else.”
How much she’ll appear in the series is unknown, but it’s clear she’ll have an important role if the showrunner is to be believed.