Yes I know, The Punisher is a comic book movie and those kinds of movies are not 100% up our street. It is a different kind of comic book movie though, one of the few manly comic book movie series out there. It has been a while since we’ve heard anything about this series though. The last two movies were good, but time appears to have moved on without returning to the franchise, even with five of these movies being released per week.
An interesting update comes though via Collider, they spoke with Tom Hardy:
Collider: I heard Warner Bros. has a few more superhero movies, maybe one or two that they’re developing [Laughs].
HARDY: I want The Punisher… I want The Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something…I don’t know what I want.
You as Punisher could be very interesting.
HARDY: I’m not big enough to be The Punisher, I’m 5’9” [Laughs].
But I actually think that adds to the character.
HARDY: Frank Castle, I would love it. Is that him, isn’t it?
Yeah. It’s Frank Castle.
No doubt this premise and piece of casting speculation would divide readers here. Anyone remember the controversy over Tom Hardy playing Bane? That guy is supposed to be even bigger than The Punisher.