Rosario Dawson Takes Back Her Apparent Confirmation of Jon Bernthal's Punisher Return

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Rosario Dawson Takes Back Her Apparent Confirmation of Jon Bernthal's Punisher Return
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Rumors around Jon Bernthal's return as The Punisher continues to swirl especially after Chalie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio reprised their roles as Daredevil and Kingpin. Recently, Rosario Dawson seemingly confirmed her co-star coming back as Frank Castle but she immediately took it back on Twitter.


Rosario Dawson appeared as Claire Temple, the Night Nurse, as the go-to help of the Defenders and during the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo Q&A Panel, she apparently confirmed that Punisher will be "happening again," even expressing her excitement to reprise her role as Claire Temple.

However, in a tweet, Dawson immediately redacted her statement, saying, "I can’t be trusted…! Getting intel from fans during signings is iffy apparently. My bad. I get excited. Confirmation is key when you’re told what you want to hear…"

Marvel Studios didn't address the statements of Dawson regarding the return of Jon Bernthal as Punisher, neither did Disney.

Following Charlie Cox's return as Matt Murdock/ Daredevil in the MCU and Vincent D'Onofrio's reprisal of his iconic Wilson Fisk/ Kingpin, Netflix's Defenders are getting some attention from the fans who are calling for their story to be canon to the franchise.


When Cox was asked by Forbes about Bernthal reprising his role as the Punisher, Cox can only say, "The only thing I'll say is I don't know who could do a better version of The Punisher than Jon Bernthal and that character is beloved, people are crazy for Frank Castle. So if they're going to do it again, I hope they do it with him because I don't think it gets better than that."

Bernthal has been asked a lot of times but he remains to play coy regarding his reprisal of the role of Frank Castle/ Punisher. A lot of fans are calling for his return especially after his outstanding performance of the character.

Marvel Cinematic Universe has yet to confirm whether Netflix's Defenders are canon to the franchise but there is an upcoming Charlie Cox project in Phase Five with the series, Daredevil: Born Again.

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