Several bangs, in fact.
Netflix revealed the premiere date for Season 2 of January 18 in a teaser trailer last week, which featured Jigsaw - Castle's old best friend, Billy Russo, who is now embracing his villainous self. We've been waiting to see exactly what to expect in the new season and now, we get a close look at some of the most intense moments from the sophomore campaign of The Punisher. And them in his.
The teaser trailer Netflix that released in recent days actually showed Castle flicking open a cigarette lighter to burn a presidential pardon that's addressed to him. Season two finds Frank in all too familiar territory.
New and old enemies come into his life and he is pressured to make the decision on whether or not to fully accept himself as the Punisher. "How do you think that feels?"
When that happens, it's very uncertain where the character would end up - as mentioned recently, The Punisher is probably exempt from the 2-year no-competition clause that prevents Marvel from making their own series based on the previously mentioned characters, but with his ultra-violent tendencies, Frank Castle will definitely not be an easy fit for the rest of the Marvel roster. We don't know what will cause Castle to reclaim his Punisher persona, but it likely has something to do with Billy Russo's return as Jigsaw - complete with a new mask.
It's worth noting that Punisher may be one of the last Marvel series to ever premiere on the streaming service, given the cancellations of Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, and no plans yet for Jessica Jones beyond the yet-to-premiere third season. Check out the trailer below, as well as the official key character art and new photos in the gallery!
If you haven't caught up on The Punisher Season 1, you can stream it on Netflix.