The rumors have been flying thick and fast since ‘The Punisher’s’ inclusion in the hit Netflix ‘Daredevil’ series and indeed speculation has been so convincing that many websites us have been assuming that Marvel would be green lighting a Punisher series.
In a recent interview for press Marvels head of television development Jeph Loeb poured cold water over the rumors, which means Netflix will likely go unpunished.
The rumor somehow got started shortly after Netflix released the first images of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle AKA ‘The Punisher’.
“I think that’s something that people are speculating on, as opposed to something that’s actually happening,” he said.
“It’s certainly our hope that any of our characters will be embraced and that people want to see more of them.”
Loeb went onto address the lack of awards recognition for ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Daredevil’.
“What we’re really trying to do is to tell the best stories that we can,” he said. “For us, the greatest award was when Netflix called and said, ‘We’d like to do another season with you’.
“When they announced that Jessica Jones was getting a second season, every single report said, ‘It should come as a surprise to no one that Jessica Jones has received a second season order’. I’m the guy going, ‘Well, it was a surprise to me!’
“It isn’t a given in television. The fact that we get to continue telling stories with these characters speaks a lot about the quality of the storytelling and the acting and the writing. We are telling the best stories that we can at Netflix, and they seem to be responding to it.”
‘Daredevil’ will return for a second season on Netflix on March 18.