Jon Bernthal’s Punisher Seemingly Confirmed to Return in Upcoming Disney+ Show

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Most of us thought it would never happen but Marvel Studios is bringing in some of the characters from Netflix's Marvel shows and judging by what went down during this year's D23 Expo, it's pretty safe to say that they're set to become major players in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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So far, Charlie Cox's Daredevil and Vincent D'Onofrio have made their respective MCU debuts in different projects but the long-term plan is for them to once again cross paths in the upcoming Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again. As it stands, details about the Daredevil "reboot" have remained under wraps but other characters from the Defenders show are expected to be involved in the project.

Insider KC Walsh recently reported that Jessica Jones actress Krysten Ritter won't be appearing in Daredevil: Born Again due to scheduling conflicts. The character will be replaced by Jon Bernthal's Punisher who is also rumored to be crossing over to the MCU.


In a separate scoop from Tom Smith of Cape Time, Bernthal's involvement in the show was also confirmed but they aren't counting out a potential cameo from Ritter once she's free from her other obligations.

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It's worth noting that while the studio aims to reintroduce Netflix's Marvel actors to its MCU audience, some reports claim that all shows from the streaming platform won't play a factor once everyone is part of the franchise. This could mean that Kevin Feige and company are starting with a clean slate which I think is the best route so that casual fans won't feel alienated.

Daredevil: Born Again is expected to release in Spring 2024. Meanwhile, Charlie Cox will make a cameo appearance as the Man Without Fear in the upcoming episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.