It was two years ago today when Daredevil Season 2 premiered on March 16, 2016. And did you know what’s highly significant about it? The answer’s in three words – Jonathan Edward Bernthal! The man I never knew or heard of before until February of 2015 when it was announced that Jon Bernthal was picked by Marvel Studios to play the part of Frank Castle, The Punisher in Daredevil Season 2. I got excited when I read the news about it on my wi-fi smartphone right after I arrived at my former job. Then, a little over a year later, Daredevil Season 2 premiered on Netflix. And the incredible Emmy-worthy performance of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, The Punisher, instantly took the entire world by storm. Never mind the likes of Charlie Cox and Elodie Yung, Jon Bernthal literally stole the whole show!!
Believe me. Jon nailed The Punisher role perfectly! Just think of it. Frank and a chained up Matt arguing over how crime should be fought in Hell’s Kitchen, the touching graveyard scene, the courtroom tantrum and entrance, the epic prison fight, Earth, Wind, and Fire’s 1975 hit song Shining Star, Karen and Frank’s first signs of romance (#kastle), Frank confronting The Blacksmith (aka Ray Schoonover), faking his own death, and most of all, the epic debut of the iconic skull emblem as he was leaving the Castle Family house one last time. Can anyone who is an actor match their acting performances with Jon Bernthal? No, they can’t! Not even the other Punisher actors can compare to Jon Bernthal’s masterful performance in my opinion.
So impressive was Jon’s acting performance that Jeph Loeb and the Marvel Studios crew instantly green-lighted the creation of The Punisher solo series which premiered on November 17th of last year. And just like in his debut appearance in Daredevil Season 2, Jon masterfully perfected the role of The Punisher and made Marvel’s The Punisher a masterpiece. And already Punisher Season 2 is filming as I speak. Thus, we need to be patient and wait for many months; it’ll be early 2019 before we see Punisher Season 2 premiere on Netflix and become spellbound by Jon’s incredible acting performances once more.