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Marvel's Punisher To Feature Battle Van

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:30

Jon Bernthal is slated to kick some butt as Frank Castle in Marvel's Punisher, so of course he is going to need some help.

While Batman has the Batmobile, The Punisher has the Battle Van!

Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb confirms the epic Battle Van from the comics will be featured in Marvel's Punisher Netflix series. 

"They travel around in the Battle Van in the comics, so it was important for us to do our version of that,"  Jeph Loeb confirmed with Netflix. "It’s not the Batmobile, but it’s definitely an iconic character that people know."

Punisher's Battle Van first appeared in the comics in 1975 and is Frank's mobile base of operations and houses all his tactical gear and weaponry. The first Punisher Battle Van was created by the Mechanic, with Punisher's #1 bud Microchip having created the recent versions.

In Marvel’s The Punisher, after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

Marvel's Punisher debuts later this year starring Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle; Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, aka Jigsaw, Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces, and runs a successful private military corporation called “Anvil”; Ebon Moss-Bachrach will play Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them; Amber Rose Revah joins as Dinah Madani, a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher; Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society; Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive; Paul Schulze as Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle; Jaime Ray Newman plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife whose marriage has made her life far more complicated, and Michael Nathanson as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah.