Thomas Jane Done With Punisher
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?
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