According to IGN Marvel Studios and Netflix have announced that Walking Dead alum John Bernthal has been cast as Frank Castle/ Punisher for the second season of Daredevil on Netflix. According to the release The Punisher will dispense his own brand of vigilante justice on Hell’s Kitchen no matter how lethal the results and his presence will bring big changes to Matt Murdock’s world.
The Punisher is a character fans have been anxious to see in the MCU ever since the rights to the character reverted back to Marvel and with Daredevil’s dark and gritty tone it makes sense that a dark character like the Punisher would debut there. Actor John Bernthal was previously famous for his portrayal of Rick Grime’s friend Shane on The Walking dead. Netflix is running full steam ahead on season two of Daredevil which was a hit for the service and it’s expected to debut sometime in 2016.