Rumors have Marvel developing a Punisher series for Netflix. Facts have Tom Hardy interested in the character. Could the two parties come to a deal?
In the wake of the success of Daredevil, Marvel and Netflix are rumored to be developing another round of series from properties under Marvel's control. In an interview with Collider, Tom Hardy expressed a serious interest in taking up the mantle of Frank Castle!
Now, Hardy is probably unaware of the rumors and may not be very interested in taking a role in a Netflix series but, then again, maybe he would be given his current work on other TV series. For those of you wondering what he might look like as The Punisher, here's an idea courtesy of Boss Logic:
Collider: I heard Warner Bros. has a few more superhero movies, maybe one or two that they’re developing [Laughs].
HARDY: I want The Punisher… I want The Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something…I don’t know what I want.
You as Punisher could be very interesting.
HARDY: I’m not big enough to be The Punisher, I’m 5’9” [Laughs].
But I actually think that adds to the character.
HARDY: Frank Castle, I would love it. Is that him, isn’t it?
Yeah. It’s Frank Castle.
What do you guys think? I'd love to see Hardy as Frank Castle. He has the intensity to bring the character to life in a way that's never been done on screen.
SOURCES: Collider, Boss Logic