Originally Posted by Loki882
Yes, because violent anti-heroes mowing down criminals NEVER works onscreen. Well except for Death Wish, Taken, Dirty Harry, Man on Fire, that Jodie Foster revenge movie, etc.
Revenge fantasies have worked as star vehicles for a handful of box office legends. But unless Marvel and Netflix can land a lead actor with the appeal of 70's era Clint Eastwood, a 13 episode Punisher tv show is a tough sell.
Frank Castle is a great fit, however, as a kick ass supporting character who alternates between friend and foe with the rest of the Defenders. I can imagine getting a glimpse of the skull shirt before an episode fades to black and wondering if he is going to help our heroes or make things that much worse for them.