Oct 152017

Ever since the trailer of ‘The Punisher’ came out last month, people have primarily been discussing two things – Marvel Comics and actor Jon Bernthal, whose character Frank Castle will be seen going to extreme lengths to avenge his family’s murder. 

While we were still recuperating from the action-packed dark trailer of ‘The Punisher’, Jon is already out with the next bone-chilling trailer of his upcoming release ‘Sweet Virginia’. After flooring us with his performances in ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Baby Driver’, ‘Wind River’ and ‘Snitch’; Jon is all set to take us on another nightmarish ride where you will witness him unleashing his innermost demons. 

Sweet Virginia Trailer© Oddfellows Entertainment

Although the trailer is slightly towards the milder side when it comes to showcasing brutality, it still has massive potential to mess you up both psychologically and emotionally. Based on Ben and Paul China’s 

‘Black List’ script, ‘Sweet Virginia’ revolves around Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo star who now runs a motel in Alaska. He soon befriends a mysterious guy, Elwood (played by Christopher Abbott), who is responsible for wrecking havoc and raising hell in the town. However, Sam is blissfully unaware about his friend being the one responsible for the bloodbath. As the truth starts surfacing and secrets are revealed, Sam finds his inner dark impulses overpowering him, something he had kept hidden under the garb of peace all this while. 

Jon is at his usual best in the trailer and this movie is definitely special for him as he acknowledged in a tweet that “this film is close to my heart.” 

Sweet Virginia – Official Trailer l HD l IFC Films.This film is my heart. I hope y’all dig it. Big. Love. J.  https://t.co/kyH8JPLAeJ

— Jon Bernthal (@jonnybernthal) 13 October 2017

Besides Jon, who has earlier showed his acting prowess and potential to be a badass guy, Abbott too has done a fabulous job in this nail-biting trailer. Although, we don’t think his notorious avatar should come as a surprise, since he has earlier proved how terrifying he can be in ‘A Most Violent Year’ and ‘It Comes at Night’. 

Directed by Jamie M. Dagg, the movie also features Imogen Poots, Odessa Younng, Jared Abrahamson, Darcy Laurie and Rosemarie DeWitt. The movie is slated for a November 17 release and our excitement now knows no bounds.  

Sep 212017

Netflix has been working on ‘The Punisher’ solo series for quite some time now. Owing to the great response that the character’s appearance in the second season of ‘Daredevil’ received, the streaming giant decided to make this Marvel hero’s (or should we say anti-hero) fans happier, but details about the same were unexpectedly kept under wraps. 

Except for some cryptic hints and messages in the form of short video snippets, Netflix didn’t reveal much, not even the expected release date.

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— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) August 28, 2017

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— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) August 28, 2017

But now, Netflix suddenly dropped the series’ first full trailer and gave us an idea as to what to expect from the series- blood, violence, explosions, a ton of guns.

We see the character of Frank Castle, played by Jon Bernthal, who was recently seen in Daredevil’s second season as a heartbroken man, with a brutal mission. The trailer shows everything that he’s been through which releases the beast inside, hinting at the comic-book character’s origin story.

Full trailer of ‘The Punisher' and it is pretty violent© Netflix

“They killed my family to get to me,” he says. “I was a part of a covert CIA operation. The man in charge wants me dead. Homeland, the FBI, everybody’s a part of this.”

Metallica’s ‘One’ plays in the background as Castle prepares to avenge his family’s murder. 

From what we can see, the series might be more dark and brutal than Netflix has teased it as being.

Even Bernthal confirmed this in an interview when he said that the show will see Frank go to an even darker place, and will take the story to somewhere it hasn’t been before:

“The show takes you on this journey of Frank becoming more and more human again and then shutting off and shutting off and going back to what works for him, and the place where he kind of belongs and I think that’s a place of solitude and of darkness and destruction. It’s going to get into as dark and as brutal places as you’ve ever seen in the Marvel world, I can promise you that.”

To get into the shoes of the character, Bernthal said he stayed fairly isolated during filming, and wanted to be authentic to the gravity of the character. 

But alas, the exact release date still hasn’t been released; however the show does appear to be coming soon, sometime in 2017 only.