Jon Bernthal to Return as Punisher for ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ Series

Jon Bernthal will return as the Punisher for Disney+’s upcoming 18-episode 'Daredevil: Born Again' series, according to 'The Hollywood Reporter.'

Jon Bernthal attends Marvel's "The Punisher" Los Angeles Premiere

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Jon Bernthal attends Marvel's "The Punisher" Los Angeles Premiere at ArcLight Hollywood on January 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Jon Bernthal attends Marvel's "The Punisher" Los Angeles Premiere

Jon Bernthal will return as the Punisher/Frank Castle for Disney+’s upcoming 18-episode Daredevil: Born Again series.

The Hollywood Reporter shared the news, which was confirmed by Bernthal posting on Instagram:

Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will also be reprising their roles of Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk for the series.

The new Daredevil series was announced by Marvel boss Kevin Feige during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. Daredevil: Born Again is expected to premiere sometime in the spring of 2024.

Just announced in Hall H: Marvel Studios' Daredevil: Born Again, an Original series starring Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio, streaming Spring 2024 on @DisneyPlus. #SDCC2022

Bernthal discussed playing Frank Castle and the “resonance” he feels to the character in a 2021 interview with THR.

“That character, in particular, has real, real, real deep, deep meaning for me and resonance in me,” he said at the time. “He’s really in my heart, man. He’s really in my bones. I’m enormously protective of that character. I’ve said before that there’s nothing in this world more important to me than my wife and my kids, and only until you understand that kind of love and what it really means to willingly die for somebody, [do you understand] what it would be like if somebody took them from you.”

Bernthal continued, “That’s a road and a darkness and a rage that really, really scares me and brings me to places that I’ve worked the last 20 years to get away from. So I was really grateful, respectful and wary of the places where that role took me and the world in which I had to live in. That being said, that’s where that character needs to be. It needs to be a level of darkness.”

Since Netflix’s Daredevil series ended, Cox has reprised his role as Matt Murdock in the Marvel Disney+ series She Hulk: Attorney at Law and the 2021 film Spider-Man: No Way Home. Cox is also set to appear in the forthcoming Disney+ Echo series.

Stay tuned for more details about Daredevil: Born Again.

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