MCU fans have the perfect director for a Punisher movie, but it’s never going to happen

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MCU Fans have found the ideal director to realize their vision for a new film adaptation of The Punisher. However, it is unlikely to materialize.

A fan suggested an intriguing candidate for a reboot of The Punisher in r/MarvelStudios: Neo-Noir filmmaker S. Craig Zahler.

Zahler’s signature storytelling style probably fits a fourth iteration of The Punisher. He elicits outstanding performances from his cast and frequently collaborates with Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson and Udo Kier. Zahler’s impressive film work includes films such as Bone Tomahawk (2015), Brawl in cell block 99And Dragged over concrete. His gritty films are slow-burning pivots from the comfort of realism to breathtakingly violent surrealism.

Yet despite his comic book background, anyone who’s ever seen his films knows that there’s probably no sign of a creative marriage between Zahler and Marvel because his work is decided avant-garde. His skills may be ideal for The Punisherbut Marvel Studios’ family-friendly confines would likely stifle his creative vision.

Frank Castle’s story has been adapted for the screen three times so far. The release of The Punisher in 1989 holds a special place in Marvel history. The film, starring Swedish action star Dolph Lundgren, was the first Marvel superhero film ever made. The 2004 reboot of The Punisher, starring Thomas Jane, received poor critical reviews but did well at the box office. the third movie Punisher: Warzone, with Ray Stevenson, bombarded.

Jon Bernthal currently plays as The Punisher in the Daredevil franchise. Whether there is room for another standalone film version remains to be seen. MCU fans have the perfect director for a Punisher movie, but it’s never going to happen

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