We’re nonetheless coming down from the endlessly brutal first season of The Punisher that debuted final yr, however now it appears like new particulars associated to Season 2 are already beginning to floor. Season 1 despatched Jon Bernthal’s Frank Citadel down a deep and darkish spiral of revenge, and Season 2 is shaping as much as take issues in an much more ominous course. Particularly, new potential casting particulars for The Punisher Season 2 could have simply leaked, and so they tease a possible adaptation of Garth Ennis’ The Slavers story arc.
Two particular character descriptions have simply leaked on-line courtesy of That Hashtag Show. Each feminine characters, one is called Annie Beir, whereas the opposite known as Kim. Annie is described as a teenage lady who’s used to dwelling on the streets; she’s “scrappy” and “conscious of her setting.” However, Kim Davis is described as a lady in her mid-30s who works as a therapist.
When taking a look at how these characters could issue into Season 2 of The Punisher, one story arc that very clearly involves thoughts is Garth Ennis’ The Slavers, which ran from 2005 to 2006 within the Punisher MAX line of comics. The story particularly focuses on Frank going after a human trafficking operation (one thing that was addressed in Daredevil as properly), and it offers closely with the safety of escaped intercourse slaves. Annie might be a stand-in for The Slavers‘ Viorica, whereas Kim’s character description appears to share quite a few similarities to the character Jen Cooke from the identical storyline.
None of this essentially means that we are going to see an adaptation of The Slavers on The Punisher, however the proof positively helps that chance. Garth Ennis’ writing has persistently stood out as a transparent inspiration for lots of the storylines which have featured Frank Citadel within the Netflix nook of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and showrunner Steven Lightfoot has already expressed an curiosity in adapting more Ennis characters like Barracuda and Kathryn O’Brien. For The Punisher to doubtlessly dive again into that properly for Season 2 makes fairly a little bit of sense.
Along with the opportunity of The Slavers receiving an adaptation, rumors have additionally instructed police officer named Marvin Skelling could enter the image throughout Season 2 of The Punisher. Though we can’t affirm this but, some have theorized that this might transform Detective Cleaning soap — a longtime ally of Frank Citadel within the NYPD. Cleaning soap has appeared in quite a few Punisher storylines through the years, and he even made his live-action debut in 2008’s Punisher: War Zone. If Cleaning soap does present up, then it stands to cause that The Punisher‘s second season could mix The Slavers with different storylines as properly, creating an adaptation that is not solely a 1:1 tackle the supply materials.
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