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Thomas Jane Done With Punisher

Posted By:Staff
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:01

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The ship has sailed for Thomas Jane and The Punisher.

While speaking with I Am Rogue, Thomas Jane was asked if he was in talks with Marvel to reprise as Frank Castle, with Jane offering the following:

 I feel like I've done it. That's why I did the short film. I wanted to create something that was truer to my own vision of what that movie could be. I feel like I put that out there. It was really well received. I hope that The Punisher will continue. I hope they get an idea of what it can be and how to make it successful. I hope that they use that short film as a template for how to make it truer to what that character is. I feel like I've done it even though it was a short film. I said what I wanted to say with that guy. I don't think I ever really was the perfect Frank Castle.

I look at him as Italian. A guy who, I guess I'm the right age now, but I would see him as a weathered guy. My body is not quite perfect for Frank. I would see Frank as more of a square jawed, lock-jawed kind of guy. I don't know who it would be. I think you'd need an unknown to play Frank. He’s really the ideal asshole!

Thomas Jane portrayed the Punisher in the 2004 film which grossed over $54 million on a $33 million budget.

While Thomas Jane may no longer be The Punisher, the rights are back at Marvel and Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight recently revealed that he would like to do a Punisher series. Maybe it's even possible we'll see Frank Castle in one of the Netflix shows?

Thomas Jane currently stars in Vice and also has The Expanse coming out this year for SyFy.

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