Frank Fortress is taking up a authorities conspiracy in Netflix’s upcoming Marvel sequence The Punisher, and he is doing it with out the assistance of tremendous mates. So far as why Frank is not getting any assist from the superhero stars of The Defenders on his mission, showrunner Steve Lightfoot says that is a query that’s maybe higher answered by Marvel:
I feel it is one thing that it’s worthwhile to discuss to somebody in Marvel about that as a result of once I got here in to take the present on, it was all the time very clear to me that they needed it to kind of inform its personal story and run by itself monitor and probably not intersect with what was occurring in The Defenders. That was a part of the temporary. I suppose I might speculate on the explanations for that, however I feel from what I perceive the unique idea for the 4 characters that turned The Defenders was all the time the plan and the Punisher spun out of that. However very a lot definitely once I got here within the temporary was all the time that it was to be its personal present and its personal factor separate from that.
Steve Lightfoot makes it clear to Syfy that it was not his resolution to exclude any of the forged of The Defenders from The Punisher, and passes the buck to somebody at Marvel to reply. He additionally mentions the truth that when Marvel initially got here up with the concept of this Netflix Marvel universe, The Punisher was not supposed to have his personal sequence. Lightfoot says that from the start this sequence was meant to be one thing separate from what the opposite heroes had been doing, so it seems the likelihood wasn’t even mentioned when he got here on board.
Which could be very attention-grabbing contemplating characters from the opposite Marvel Netflix exhibits make their method into The Punisher. Deborah Ann Woll seems as Karen from Daredevil and though the comics that includes a handful of team-ups between Frank Fortress and the Satan of Hell’s Kitchen, it does not look like having the hero seem if just for a second in an episode would not have been that onerous to write down in. Then once more, Daredevil is not keen on killing, and as our review of The Punisher states fairly clearly, Frank does quite a lot of that on this sequence.
Which is probably going the explanation The Defenders weren’t lumped in with Frank Castle’s adventure in The Punisher. Killing is not a problem the opposite Netflix heroes take calmly, so inserting them in a state of affairs the place the hero of the story is consistently killing is problematic at greatest. Hopefully, it is an issue Marvel can finally discover a approach to write round, because the considered Jon Bernthal’s Punisher by no means with the ability to be part of a superhero ensemble with the remainder of the Netflix heroes is a bit saddening.
All episodes of The Punisher will go dwell this Friday, November 17th on Netflix. CinemaBlend is not the one outlet to have reviewed the present, and people which can be curious as to what different critics thought earlier than they binge it this Friday ought to head here. For extra fall exhibits to look at as the times wind all the way down to the most recent Marvel sequence, remember to go to our fall premiere guide. For a take a look at a few of the exhibits who had been unable to outlive the 12 months, go to our cancellation guide.