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Marvel’s Punisher Will Have No Supernatural Elements, Jon Bernthal says

Marvel's The Punisher (Frank Castle)

Don’t expect The Punisher to have to center his chi.

Jon Bernthal says the newest addition to Marvel’s Netflix lineup won’t feature The Hand, dragons, or undead ninjas. Nothing in The Defenders will connect to Frank Castle in The Punisher.

Bernthal told EW:

We are stripping down every supernatural element. This show is different. It looks different. Frank is a character rooted in the most basic human emotions… He’s a comic-book character, but he doesn’t fly, he doesn’t have X-ray vision. He’s an unbelievably skilled soldier who’s been very, very angry and very, very hurt.

So far, the only character from any of Marvel’s other Netflix series who will make an appearance in The Punisher is Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page.

The Punisher doesn’t yet have a release date, but it is set to air sometime late this year.