AceShowbiz - Netflix has just debuted the first full trailer for the new Marvel antihero series "The Punisher" where Jon Bernthal plays the titular character. The video offers a sneak peek at his journey for revenge after his family was slaughtered.
"They killed my family to get to me," he says. "I was a part of a covert CIA operation. The main charge wants me dead. Homeland, the FBI, everybody's a part of this." He vows, "I'm going to kill them all" as his killing rampage is glimpsed throughout the video.
The trailer shows a first look at Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) who offers to assist Frank in his revenge. It also gives a glimpse at Billy (Ben Barnes) as well as Homeland agents Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah) and Sam Stein (Michael Nathanson).
The series is expected to be released sometime this year. It was originally developed at FOX but the project fell apart and eventually relocated to Netflix after Bernthal's introduction as Frank Castle in the second season of "Daredevil" got positive feedback from fans.
On his solo show, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.
Bernthal is not the first actor playing the character. Dolph Lundgren portrayed the antihero in a 1989 movie, Thomas Jane in 2004, and Ray Stevenson in 2008. Although the previous adaptations were not developed under Marvel banner, the actor studied them all to prepare for his role. "Once you devour and eat up as much as you can, my way is to make it as personal as possible," he said.
On the big screen, Jon Bernthal was last seen in "Wind River" and "Baby Driver". He will next be seen in thriller "Sweet Virginia". His other projects include "Shot Caller", "Pilgrimage", "The Peanut Butter Falcon" and "Widows".