THE PUNISHER Showrunner Talks Potential Season 3 Plans; Wants To Include Daredevil And Kingpin

THE PUNISHER Showrunner Talks Potential Season 3 Plans; Wants To Include Daredevil And Kingpin

The Punisher showrunner Steve Lightfoot has begun to reveal details on the direction he would like to take a potential third season, including plans to bring both Kingpin and Daredevil onto the show...

By HeavyMetal4Life - Jan 25, 2019 12:01 PM EST
Filed Under: The Punisher
Source: Heroic Hollywood
The second season of The Punisher premiered on Netflix this past weekend and, in the closing seconds of the finale, fans were treated to an epic visual of Frank Castle fully adopting the mantle of the Punisher as he guns down a gang, teasing what could be a very comic accurate future for Jon Bernthal's portrayal.

While it seems likely that Netflix will continue to clean house of its Marvel properties, showrunner Steve Lightfoot has already begun planning for a third season, noting that Netflix hasn't canceled the series... yet. Lightfoot told he has a really exciting idea for where to take the show in a third season, revealing they have a whole story in mind that "Marvel know about and they're also excited about."

I think, the idea I have is very much back in the city. The theme is seeing Frank, now he has fully embraced the mantle of The Punisher, where that takes him and what problems that throws up for him as he follows that path. I can't say much more than that really. But yeah, we're hoping we get the good word and we go ahead and dive back in.

There is one iconic MCU villain in particular that Lightfoot would like to see appear in the show in the futre: Kingpin. Frank Castle and Wilson Fisk already have some unfinished business from Daredevil Season 2, and Lightfoot would love the opportunity to work with Vincent D'Onofrio and explore the comic history of these two characters. Lightfoot would also like to see Charlie Cox's Daredevil reteam with Bernthal's Frank Castle.

Yeah. All those guys are great. Obviously Daredevil and Punisher have a lot of history and story between them in the comic books. So it would be great to dig into some of that. Also villains like the Kingpin who was featured in quite a lot of the Punisher books as well. So it would be fantastic to get some of those guys back into the show if we can make it work.

If The Punisher is renewed for a Season 3, would you be excited to see Frank Castle share the screen with Kingpin and Daredevil again? Be sure to share your thoughts below!

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HeavyMetal4Life - 1/25/2019, 7:22 AM
The dream villain team-up I want to see:

RocknRolla - 1/25/2019, 12:06 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - she sucked, but okay....
knocturnalzen10 - 1/25/2019, 12:02 PM
HOLY S************* ARE WE GETTING DEVIL IN CEL BLOCK D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GhostDog - 1/25/2019, 12:07 PM
@knocturnalzen10 - Matt has already had enough hell in a cell lol

knocturnalzen10 - 1/25/2019, 12:12 PM
@BlackBeltJones - ikr lol lol i love DD fight better than most films .... it's raw and scaled beautifully imo . plus half of them you're not sure if matt's going to walk out of lol

but if they did devil in cel block D that would include bullseye as well : o imagine all 4 of them in the same area at once #ohmydays
HeavyMetal4Life - 1/25/2019, 12:13 PM
@knocturnalzen10 - goddamn. All 4 of them together, would be a thing of beauty!
knocturnalzen10 - 1/25/2019, 12:17 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - exactly !
GhostDog - 1/25/2019, 12:40 PM
@knocturnalzen10 - Honestly, that cell block d story-line would've been great for season 4 I think; at least part of it. Maybe as a first half of the season.

I'd reveal Matt's identity or at least play with the idea of it being revealed to an extent. Remember, Fisk's lawyer Ben Donovan knows Matt is DD. Maybe he auctions off the information; specifically that prison footage that he maybe kept a copy of for himself, to cover himself. Everyone in the underworld comes out of the woodwork to get a piece. Somehow someone leaks the secret to the tabloids and it’s published on the front page. Matt publicly denies it and sues all of the newspapers who published it, but its still out there.

You could have Matt set up by some criminals he put away and arrested on some bs and put in Rykers. Toss in Frank for an episode or two who hears about the tape circulating the underworld and decides to break into Rykers and protect Matt.

Bullseye is behind it all, it shouldn't be played up as some big reveal, we should know its him, and has orchestrated that Matt be put in prison so they can duke it out. It sounds kind of simple, but Bullseye has always been about revenge. Something along the lines would be cool.

That could be an arc for the first or latter half; or one that's sort of the bigger overarching story while another is supporting.
knocturnalzen10 - 1/25/2019, 12:53 PM
@BlackBeltJones - well said, bravo brother ... so many options and i think that would've been close to the direction they'd go.
HeavyMetal4Life - 1/25/2019, 12:59 PM
@BlackBeltJones - that would be a great arc for half a season!
GhostDog - 1/25/2019, 1:13 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - I would watch the hell out of something like this. I think it would be nice to if we're assuming that Matt is living a happier life. It would allow for a more smart-ass Matt, humorous, more than he already is in dangerous stations.

HeavyMetal4Life - 1/25/2019, 1:15 PM
@BlackBeltJones - totally agree about that!
Vence - 1/25/2019, 12:05 PM
That would be awesome. Imagine a Spiderman reference, nod, or cameo!
GhostDog - 1/25/2019, 12:06 PM
When your assault and psychological torment of that blind asshole is going well
knocturnalzen10 - 1/25/2019, 12:10 PM
@BlackBeltJones - I so wanted to post matt's gif yelling "i beat you " but i can't at work lol
GhostDog - 1/25/2019, 12:15 PM
@knocturnalzen10 - lucky for you, my job is pretty lenient..and I work in a corner haha

knocturnalzen10 - 1/25/2019, 12:20 PM
@BlackBeltJones - teamwork
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