Recently I’ve been digging around the internet researching things about the Defenders and I learned that Jon Bernthals’ Punisher would be making an appearance in this show. This got me very excited because the Punisher is by far the best part of Daredevil season 2, especially the scene where Kingpin beats the crap out of him!! Putting that aside though, I’ve been trying to think, what could be the Punishers role in Defenders?
To come up with some ideas I took a look back at the character in the comics and also the version that appeared in the Daredevil Netflix series and Ive got some hunches.
1. The first idea that came to mind was that the Defenders are going to get themselves in a pinch and need more help from someone who’s a bit more extreme. Matt Murdock could find the Punisher and ask him for help to take down the big bad of the series who is being played by Sigourny Weaver.
2. It could also go in the opposite direction. The Punisher is what you would call an anti-hero, a hero who has flaws and sometimes takes a more violent and deadly route. Frank Castle(Punisher) is also susceptible to doing the wrong thing but he thinks it’s the right thing. This can be seen in Daredevil season 2 when he completely obliterates the Irish gang because he thinks that’s the right way to deal with them. Anyway, what I’m trying to get at here is that he could become persuaded by Sigourny Weavers character to assist her in taking down the Defenders.
Personally, I think it would be much cooler to have the Punisher fighting against the Defenders because who doesn’t love some good hero fighting hero action. But whatever role Punisher is playing in this series he is most likely going to have a big impact in one way or another.