Because the world patiently awaits the information of whether or not or not The Punisher will get a Season 2 from Netflix, showrunner Steve Lightfoot shared his ideas on a pair of notable villains he’d like to make use of within the present’s future. Whereas Lightfoot stresses that he hasn’t given Season 2 an excessive amount of thought this early on, he completely name-dropped the villainous Barracuda and fellow vigilante Kathryn O’Brien as two most well-liked potentialities. In his phrases:
I have never even thought of Season 2…however one of many villains I like is Barracuda. I believe he is nice enjoyable. I additionally actually like O’Brien. I assumed she was all the time actually cool. Definitely these two leap out at me initially, however there are such a lot of nice characters there. It is a very enjoyable sandbox to play in.
As most followers of The Punisher will attest to, Steve Lightfoot supplied up two very fascinating characters that he’d be involved in adapting to live-action for a possible Season 2 of the Netflix drama, as informed to THR. Season 1 took the slow-burn route in straight laying out its villains, so it might be an thrilling prospect to see how Lightfoot would spin a sensible arc out of Barracuda, whose ruthless habits virtually matches that of Frank Fort. Raised poorly from a really younger age, Barracuda finds his means into particular forces coaching after being recruited out of juvie. Already thought-about a foul egg getting into, Barracuda does not get any much less ruthless previous that stage and his massive measurement mixed together with his Inexperienced Beret coaching to make him a strolling tank of a homicide machine as soon as he left the navy. Anybody who watched Season 1 is aware of that the navy angle is a straightforward connection for this universe.
Kathryn O’Brien, in the meantime, shares an analogous dynamic with Frank Fort that is not in contrast to that of Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul. A CIA agent initially enlisted to seize Fort, O’Brien went by means of authorized troubles earlier than finally falling in love with the hero. At one level, she even saved him from her ex-husband, Invoice Rawlins. O’Brien and Rawlins did not have a superb marriage — he framed her for a criminal offense and left her for useless in a battle zone — so it is fully comprehensible she wasn’t launched alongside Paul Schulze’s Rawlins in Season 1, even when she does occur to point out up going ahead. It would not have been very sensible to instantly try to set Frank up with one other girl when he is attending to the underside of his household’s deaths in Season 1.
Coincidentally sufficient, each O’Brien and Barracuda are loosely tied into the identical storyline in The Punisher comedian books, as each had been created by comedian mastermind Garth Ennis. O’Brien finally ends up turning into pregnant from a sexual encounter with Frank, unbeknownst to him, and it is solely after her demise that the kid is given to her sister. Barracuda discovers the kid is Frank’s and kidnaps it, with the intention of killing her in entrance of a captured Frank, who’s made conscious the kid is his and finally saves her, taking Barracuda down in probably the most Punisher means attainable. Which might have been extreme, besides Barracuda as soon as survived some extent clean shotgun blast in shark-infested waters, so suffice to say, he is a troublesome man to take down.
The Punisher doesn’t have a Season 2 renewal this time, however Season 1 is at the moment accessible for streaming on Netflix, and it has gained over lots of followers at this level. These ready on information of a renewal can kill time by visiting CinemaBlend’s fall premiere guide and our 2017 Netflix schedule, each of that are chock filled with tv reveals that warrant some consideration. For a glance forward at what’s coming in 2018, be sure you try our midseason premiere guide. For an inventory of reveals that had been cancelled in 2017, look no additional than our cancellation guide which is virtually a corridor of fame of disappointing tv.