Netflix's The Punisher series has been a long time coming, and fans are excited to see Frank Castle in a solo outing. Just don't tell The Punisher himself, or you might end up in his crosshairs on Twitter. But more on that in just a bit. First, if you already counted yourself among those excited for the show, you'll feel even more hype thanks to a new trailer. And if you weren't pumped before, see how this blend of gunplay and Metallica suits you:
It's a finely put together piece of marketing, for sure. And if that didn't pique your interest, I'm not sure anything will. That said, the real fun is going down on Twitter, where the official Punisher account is getting into character. Like, way more into character than most #brands would dare. The account is roasting, trash-talking, and borderline threatening fans (but like, in a fun way) and it's pretty entertaining to watch:
While you're busy talking, I'm actually getting things done.September 20, 2017
That's Frank to you, bud.September 20, 2017
pic.twitter.com/C8ifdeZQlqSeptember 20, 2017
Most of the tweets seem to be in response to fans asking for the release date which is still officially a secret - though an episode director offhandedly mentioned back in June that the show would premiere in November. But maybe don't ask a man with a giant skull painted onto his chest to reveal his secrets. He will not be nice.
When you learn that I make the rules, pal.September 20, 2017
Crying about it won't help you get your way, pal.September 20, 2017
If I catch you looking again, we're going to have problems.September 20, 2017
You'll binge when I tell you to binge, pal. pic.twitter.com/365XcHdwo1September 20, 2017
If you need a reminder of why fans love Jon Bernthal's portrayal of this anti-hero, go back and watch Daredevil season 2. Or... at least the first half of it, before it becomes all about ninjas. Castle's quest for vengeance is a deeply personal one, and though comic book fans have heard the story a hundred times by now, Bernthal puts some real weight behind his performance. Plus, nobody in the Marvel Netflix universe handles a weapon quite as well as the Punisher.
Hopefully his next adventure will be just as enjoyable when it debuts.