San Diego Comic-Con is well known as a garden of heavenly delights for anyone interested in TV or movies, especially if those things have any geek cred. Well, SDCC 2017 just offered up our first major scenes of The Punisher from Netflix, and the footage was freakin' amazing. CinemaBlend's own Nick Venable was in attendance Friday night during the Marvel's The Defenders panel in Hall H, when the crowd was surprised by an awesome ass load of scenes from The Punisher. Here's what they showed.
The clip began with shots of Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) playing guitar with his, later, dearly departed daughter Lisa, and then playing the same song alone, likely in the wake of her death. The mournful moments don't last long, though, as we're then immediately shown Frank as he drives a car over a man and his motorcycle. Frank is officially in Punisher mode, my friends. The video then takes us to Juarez, where a guy is enjoying getting seduced by a few lovely ladies. Unfortunately for him, Frank is watching the scene through the scope of a sniper rifle, and the sound rings out seconds before we watch the man's head get shot off in a bloody burst. Way to cock block, Frank. The camera then zips back to Frank, but it's revealed that he's actually in El Paso. Uh, holy shit. Did Frank just kill a man in another country without a remote controlled device? Yes. Yes, I think he did.
The Punisher footage then gives us a glimpse at Frank going after a (relatively) respectable looking older fellow with a suitcase in an office building. Frank corners him in a bathroom stall, and the man tries to reason with him, noting that, at this point, he's already killed all the people responsible for the deaths of his family. He won't be placated, though, that's just not the Frank we know and love, so he chokes the guy out as two unsuspecting men walk in and begin to pee. Frank kills him while the other men assume some clandestine sexy times are happening in the stall. That's when we got the money shot, and it's revealed that Frank has been wearing his infamous Punisher shirt for his bathroom escapade.
As you can imagine, this is when the audience in Hall H erupted into cheers. Now, I don't know about you, but I got some serious goose bumps just reading over these few disconnected scenes from what will be The Punisher on Netflix. The clip didn't give us a premiere date, but from what we've heard earlier, it's possible that the show will be up on the streamer sometime in November. This will give the series some nice breathing room from the premiere of The Defenders on August 18. We'll be sure to get even more details about the show as the debut nears, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest news on The Punisher.