Jon Bernthal, who stars as Marvel TV's Punisher,Â appeared at this past weekend's Ace Comic-Con and was asked a by a fanÂ who Frank Castle would ally himself with.
â€śI'm in love with Tom Holland, you know what I mean? Thatâ€™s my dude," Jon BernthalÂ responded. "For me, itâ€™s not about... I have no aspirations or desire to do anything besides what I'm doing. I love this character. I believe in him. Heâ€™s in my bones. I feel honored to play him, and I want to keep playing him. So in all honesty, thereâ€™s no part of me that says, 'Oh, I hope Iâ€™m in the movies.' It's whatever itâ€™ll be. That being said, there's one character and one actor that I just have the utmost respect for in the Marvel Universe and without a question it's Tom," Bernthal explained.
Jon Bernthal and Tom Holland actually starred together inÂ Pilgrimage.
"Heâ€™s equal parts a good person as a great actor, and he does all that stuff himself, heâ€™s a sick athlete, heâ€™s got a great family, and I think the world of him," Bernthal said.
The two also helped each other out getting cast for their respective Marvel characters by making audition tapes.
â€śWe were making tapes from Ireland in the process of getting him cast in Spider-Man, and then he and I made a tape for The Punisher,â€ť BernthalÂ previously told theÂ New York Daily News. â€śWe were constantly making tapes for Marvel â€” just acting together. These tapes definitely do exist. You can call Marvel and ask for it, but thatâ€™s like breaking into Fort Knox.â€ť