Frank Castle, a.k.a The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) leaves a trail of bullets, blood, and dead bad guys in the new trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher series.
The trailer for the Netflix-exclusive series kicks off with glimpses of a much happier time in Castle’s life. He’s teaching his daughter how to play Metallica’s “One” on guitar (as you do) and sharing a peaceful moment with his wife, before a masked man in military garb shoots Castle’s wife in the head and sends him on a warpath. Cue the expertly edited mix of Metallica’s heavy metal guitar riffs and gunshots.
The rest of the trailer shows off brutal action sequences, lots of gunfights, and very few plot details. We do learn that the death of Castle’s family was part of a covert CIA operation and that the leader of said operation wants Castle dead. The trailer also shows some of Castle’s potential allies in his fight for vengeance: Daredevil’s Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and David Lieberman a.k.a Microchip (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a tech genius from the comics who has his own reasons for wanting these men dead.
The Punisher is a brutal, no-holds-barred character and the trailer thankfully captures the moodiness and intensity of the comics. In typical Netflix fashion, the release date is obscured at the end of the trailer, but fans can expect the binge-worthy series to roll out later this year.
Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts.