Frank Citadel made his bloody return to Netflix on the finish of 2017 when The Punisher debuted, and he didn’t disappoint. Marvel’s most violent vigilante kicked some severe ass in his action-filled freshman season, and the present’s success naturally led to a swift renewal. We’re excited to see the place the following season takes Frank, however it appears to be like like he will not truly be going far, as a result of Season 2 is reportedly conserving him squarely inside the confines of New York Metropolis once more, which suggests we may even see him persevering with to mingle with different heroes from the Defenders universe.
New particulars concerning the manufacturing of The Punisher‘s second season have began to circulation in, and the following set of episodes are stated to be going into manufacturing someday this 12 months in New York Metropolis. Because of this Frank will proceed to function in his pure habitat for the foreseeable future. Whereas he may nonetheless enterprise exterior of the town for just a few episodes (which he did in Season 1), it appears probably that the majority of the upcoming arc will stay in New York, which retains Frank round to doubtlessly present up in different Defenders offshoots like Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
This location resolution, which was reported by the parents at Omega Underground, appears like a wise alternative after we contemplate how Frank pertains to the opposite heroes and supporting characters in these exhibits. He continued to have a strong bond with Karen Page on his personal present, so it is obvious that he is not insulated from the opposite members of this universe, even when showrunner Steve Lightfoot wished to keep superpowers out. The Punisher provides an thrilling layer to each scenario, so conserving him round as a wild card may simply present a way of unpredictability to each different sequence. And who would not need to see Frank Citadel and Jessica Jones knocking again some whiskey photographs earlier than entering into a huge bar brawl?
Anybody who has saved up with the general Defenders universe ought to see how this represents an intriguing chance. Each Netflix Marvel hero brings one thing distinctive to the desk, however the actual magic occurs when two heroes of various ideologies get an opportunity to debate (or ague) the deserves of their respective personalities. And that is occurred extra typically with the opposite 4 exhibits as time has passed by.
For some visible proof, look no additional than the argument between Matt Murdock and Frank Citadel during Daredevil Season 2, the place we first fell in awe with Jon Bernthal’s anti-hero.
Now that The Punisher is rumored to be sticking round New York a short time longer, which means that we will hopefully see extra moments like this because the Marvel Netflix panorama continues to broaden. Although he does not have any particular powers, Frank Citadel has one of many most extreme black-and-white mentalities of any comedian ebook character in existence — therefore his costume’s coloration palette — which at all times makes his presence alongside different heroes an interesting combination.
The Punisher Season 2 will start its New York-based manufacturing later this 12 months, and we are going to convey you extra details about the upcoming run of episodes as new particulars are made out there. Till then, take a look at our midseason premiere guide, and if you wish to dig into extra Punisher-centric content material, then make sure that to learn our in-depth review of the present, and hearken to our Punisher episode of The Cord Cutter Podcast to listen to what we needed to say concerning the insanely violent sequence.