After some rumors, It looks like we have Jon Bernthal back as Punisher in Daredevil: Born Again. However, monkey’s paw time, it seems Foggy and Karen are out. According to trade THR, Bernthal will return as Frank Castle and he will appear next in the upcoming Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again. Check out what the trade had to say.
Jon Bernthal is returning to his most punishing role. The actor will reprise Frank Castle, aka antihero the Punisher, in Marvel Studios’ Daredevil: Born Again for Disney+, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Bernthal joins Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio in the series, which begins shooting in New York this month. In a departure from other Marvel series, which come in at six or nine episodes per season, Born Again is planned as a whopping 18-episode epic. Writers and executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord are behind the show, which is expected to bow in the spring of 2024.
Given that we’ve also heard some string rumors that Kirsten Ritter is back as Jessica Jones in Born Again also, it will be interesting to see if that also gets confirmed?
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Bernthal and Cox were actually great together within Daredevil Season 2. Therefore to see these two reprise this dynamic is exciting. I thought The Punisher was not as good a series as it could have been, but it was okay. However the character and Bernthal were great in their Daredevil debut.
Foggy and Karen Out
Sadly, there may be some bad news for Daredevil fans. This has also been speculated and rumored, but THR says Foggy and Karen are out.
However, other actors from the Netflix Daredevil series are not expected to return. Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson, who played classic supporting characters Karen Page and Foggy Nelson, respectively, are not on the roll call for the Marvel series. It is also unclear whether those characters will be recast or excised from the story.
Honestly that does disappoint me a little. I felt like Foggy and Karen really grounded Matt outside of his night pursuits. In fact the relationship seemed to improve and yet fracture in places when both later found out Matt’s secrets. Does this mean the roles are being recast, or there just won’t be a Foggy or Karen yet? Perhaps it’s simply economics and both actors would cost too much for minor roles. However Deborah Ann Woll had previously said she hadn’t even been contacted by Marvel yet.
We will just have to wait and see I suppose?
What do you think of Jon Bernthal back as Punisher in Daredevil: Born Again? What about the news Foggy and Karen are out? As always leave any thoughts below.