All I can say to that question is, "Hell, yeah!"
So recent rumored reports around the web-o-sphere is that Netflix and Marvel are discussing a potential Punisher live action show. "Why not?" I say.
In case you haven't noticed, most of the Netflix Marvel characters are their more street-level heroes. For me, it doesn't get more street-level than Frank Castle as the Punisher, offing mob guys, gang members, drug dealers, petty thieves, terrorists - you name it.
Fan demand is high no matter what the nay sayers say. With two critically and financially failed movies under Marvel's hard boiled vigilante's belt, maybe a TV series would work better for one of my favorite characters in comic books? I think it has a good chance.
While Netflix and Marvel haven't confirmed or denied these rumors, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos had a reply for what's going round. "Any character that’s in there is on the table … It’s always possible," he said at a Television Critics Association event.
However, he did also finish the answer with, "All the characters in the universe could also spin out. Right now, these are produced at the scale of a major film, so there are long production times and long post times. In some case, when we have character crossover, it makes it more difficult to manage production. It’s not the goal to put out more than one or two out a year."
Netflix and Marvel also confirmed at the Television Critics Association event that there will be a Season Two for Jessica Jones. So, even with the excitement bumping around based off these rumors, we might not get a Punisher spin-off Netflix series for quite some time.
Daredevil and Luke Cage are slated for this year in 2016. From there, all we know is that Iron Fist is in 2017's docket. Will the Defenders be next for 2017 or will Jessica Jones Season Two be squeezed in there and the Defenders pushed back?
Who knows, but I hope a Punisher series happens obviously. On the comic side of things, Amazing Spider-Man #129 and the first appearance of Frank Castle as the Punisher has been a hot comic since confirmation of Jon Bernthal being cast as the extreme comic book vigilante icon.
I've talked about this particular key issue comic more than enough already. I've probably yapped to death about this character more than enough as well, but, oh, well.
Since the character will run into Daredevil The Man Without Fear in Season Two of the show, even the 1st published meeting and battle between Daredevil and Punisher in Daredevil #183 is now a hot comic on the move up. That once over-looked key issue seems to be still going strong also.
The 1st origin of the character in Marvel Preview #2 is getting love in the market for high grades, but it's still being quite over-looked currently in my opinion. 9.8s have yet to hit the $1000 mark and 9.6s have moved into the $300 mark. 9.4s are in the 200 zone currently.
There's been no 2016 CGC sales for Marvel Preview #2 as of yet. I need to get my copy slabbed this year.
Of course, those aren't the only Punisher keys that are getting love in the market. There's also his #1 issue from his 1st headlining 4 issue mini-series plus a few others as well. I wouldn't even doubt if the clash between Punisher and Daredevil in Punisher #10 from his 1st on-going series is getting snagged up, but I haven't checked on that.
Anyhow, I've got my fingers crossed for an eventual Punisher spin-off show. Not just on the comic investment side of things, but as a fan. I'm both excited and worried about his debut in Season Two of Daredevil, but I and we won't have that long of a wait.
Daredevil Season Two is set to premiere March 18th.