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While many comic book fans are waiting to see Justice League hitting the big screen for the first time, there are plenty of others who will be happy to stay home on Friday to binge-watch the hell out of Netflix's The Punisher series. Thankfully, the streaming giant just dropped an excellent new Punisher video that showcases one of those signature badass fight scenes that Marvel's Netflix shows are known for. Only this one has more guns, and it takes place inside a stairwell. Have fun watching!
It's definitely annoying to see a TV clip with its ratios out of whack for a social media post, but I actually kind of like how the vertical display here hides some details from The Punisher's full-screen view. It makes things quite a bit more hectic and confusing at first, but it's an interesting way to tease something while still keeping things hidden. Which, in and of itself, is what a lot of The Punisher's marketing campaign has been, what with all the focus on redacted files, and hiding the official release date until only about a month before release. If there's one thing The Punisher has been excellent at so far, it's keeping audiences guessing.
And if there's another thing Punisher is good at, it's "getting my blood pumping with Jon Bernthal's inhuman growls." Also, it's pretty decent with "showing how much of a beast Frank Castle is without needing to rely on superheroics. That said, watching the above video might cause some to question just how normal a man Frank is, seeing as how he uses the stairwell's firehose as a most unforgiving bungee cord, and it seems like he would have done himself way more damage at the bottom of that big fall. Realistically speaking, landing on stairs seems like the worst anything to land on, even if the drop is just from a foot or two above. Especially with a hurt arm involved.
It's definitely worth noting that the clip above shows Frank facing off against some cops (or what we assume is cops, and not just villains in costume). That something that the vigilantes of Marvel's Netflix shows are constantly having to deal with. And I'm pretty sure Matt Murdock is the only one of the bunch who has reservations about it, since Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Frank Castle aren't filled with such moral quandaries. There are very, very few people in the world that Frank would show mercy over brutality, and though he'll obviously avoid having to kill cops and soldiers when he can...it's always best not to back him into a corner.
The Punisher will finally be hitting Netflix on Friday, November 17, at 12:01 a.m. PT. Stay tuned for CinemaBlend's review, coming on Monday, along with a smorgasbord of exclusive coverage straight from the stars and the show's creator/showrunner Steve Lightfoot. In the meantime, head to our fall TV schedule and our Netflix 2017 schedule to see what other shows are on the way in the future. And if you're wanting to hear more about all things streaming, check out CinemaBlend's own podcast, The Cord Cutter, which recently focused an episode on The Punisher.