Thomas Jane Leaves Punisher 2

By Josh Tyler 2007-05-16 11:49:40discussion comments
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Even though no one watched the first one and nearly everyone who did hates it, Marvel is dead set on making a Punisher sequel. Whether theyíll try to do what they did with Hulk and reboot it or just go for a straight sequel we donít know. What we do know is that whatever they do theyíll do it without Thomas Jane.

Itís not because they donít want him. Jane simply thinks the movie sucks. He sent a letter over to the guys at AICN in which he says: ďWhat I won't do is spend months of my life sweating over a movie that I just don't believe in.Ē

Youíve got to respect that. Itís not like Thomas Jane is Tom Cruise and has tons of high profile roles like this offered to him every week. Turning down something like this canít be easy for an actor like Thomas Jane. But he doesnít believe in the movie (it sounds like he still loves the character though) and so heís out. Well done Jane, well done.

Itís a real mystery why Marvel wants to make this movie anyway. The first one was even worse than the old Dolph Lundgren version. It wasnít Janeís fault exactly, but everything else about it was just awful. Itís one of the worst superhero movies ever made. Itís not like Hulk which wasnít as good as some had hoped and made a lot of money just not quite as much as it might have. Punisher was a complete and total, stinking disaster. Thereís nothing to be gained from forcing it on us again. Hopefully Janeís departure will be a bullet in Punisher 2ís head.
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