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Punisher is going to get pretty violent in Daredevil's second season

Daredevil's second season is set to air next year, but details about what fans can expect to get out of it have already begun to surface.

Included in these details are descriptions of what Jon Bernthal's Punisher will look like, how he'll act and just how important he is to the sophomore season's narrative.

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, unlike Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin — who was introduced at the end of the third episode during the show's first season — Punisher will make his grand entrance during the new season's premiere and will instantly come into contact with Daredevil.


Although Punisher shares some similar ideals with Daredevil (like wiping the streets of no-good-doers and violence perpetrators), his approach is extremely different, and the new showrunners (Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez) have made it their mission to demonstrate those differences.

Unlike Daredevil, Punisher relies heavily on violence to take care of his city, and will be outfitted with various weapons at all time to symbolize his different approach to solving crimes. The symbolism wasn't lost on Petrie who told the magazine that having a character who took "lethal justice" into his own hands in 2015 was "tricky shit."

The showrunner added that they were going to use Punisher's reliance on gun violence, however, to try and get the characters in the show and the people watching to question the ethics surrounding every one of Punisher's decisions.

Most interesting, however, is that this version of Punisher has been modeled after Robert De Niro's famous character from Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle.

The showrunners admitted that they saw quite a few similarities between the two characters, but were worried about messing up one of the most beloved comic book icons. Even Bernthal admitted that he's had people walk up to him and warn him not to mess anything up.

Fans will get to see if Bernthal pulls off the character or flounders sometime in 2016 as no official date has been given for the show's second season.