Fans were very happy with Jon Bernthal’s portayal of Frank Castle aka The Punisher in Marvel’s Daredevil season 2. Not only did he do a good job portraying the character, we eventually got to see him wearing the skull logo on his chest. Then Netflix wisely decided to keep it going and give the man his own series and include his ‘guy in the chair’, Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). Now fans can get even more excited as now we know that he will also get his Battle Van.
From the Netflix Media Center we have Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb saying:
They travel around in the Battle Van in the comics, so it was important for us to do our version of that. It’s not the Batmobile, but it’s definitely an iconic character that people know.
According to Moviepilot.com:
The Punisher sees Castle holed up in the basement-level base of his old ally, Micro. Production designer Scott Murphy made the Battle Van’s parking bay a central part of the set, and set the Punisher’s wall-mounted armory next to it. The idea’s clearly that Castle can toss the weapons he needs into the van, and then drive out into action. For his part, Bernthal wryly admits he kept getting yelled at by the crew for driving too fast!
The Battle Van was an important part of Castle’s war on crime. An armor-plated mobile base of operations that allowed him to be where he needed to be with what he needed to get the job done. Will the Netflix version get as high-tech as the comics? We’ll have to wait and see. But just having it in the series will make fans very happy.
Marvel’s The Punisher will be released on Netflix later this year, no specific date has been given.