After bingeing season 2 of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix over the weekend, fans are waiting for the other shoe to drop. With Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil now having been cancelled by the streaming service, there is every possibility that The Punisher will meet the same fate in the coming weeks.
Star Jon Bernthal has been talking to Collider in a new interview, where he’s addressed the notion that this might be the last hurrah for Frank Castle on Netflix:
“Yeah, it’s gonna be what it’s gonna be. I get it. You know what I know. Part of the deal with this profession is that you can make a choice and worry about the shit that you can’t control, or you can worry about the shit that you can. For me, all I’ve ever cared about with this project is that I want it to be as good as it can, and I’ll fight to make it as good as I can. It’s not whether we get the chance [to do another season] or not. For me, to put energy into saying that I want it to be this or I want it to be that, that makes no sense. But if we’re doing it, you better believe that I’m gonna put all of my energy into making it good. I like to focus on things I can control, and I certainly cannot control that.”
If this is indeed the end for Bernthal’s Frank, though, he seems to genuinely regard his performance as just another in a long line of Punishers, and is happy to have been a part of the character’s history:
“I feel like he’s a bit in my bones, in that sense, but as far as the gravitas of what it means to play the character, I’m just super humbled. And look, I’m one of many who’s gotten to play him, in one of many iterations of the character, and there will be many more, after I’m done.”
We’re still waiting to hear if The Punisher will join the majority of its sibling series in the ‘done’ pile at Netflix, and will bring you an update when it’s officially been decided.