Comic-Con saw a handful of trailers for Netflix and Marvel shows that are set to debut. Netflix CCO suggests The Defenders Punisher appearance could happen, despite the character not being part of the original cast.
Earlier last week, we discussed the possibility of having more than two Netflix+Marvel series running in the same year. News on the highly anticipated The Punisher series was scarce, but today, we at least learn that we may see the character sooner, thanks to another franchise set in the same universe.
Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos spoke to IGN about Marvel’s original series Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and “veteran” shows Daredevil and Jessica Jones –
“I doubt that we could produce at the quality that produce at that speed. But we’re gonna try to make them quicker so we can get less downtime between them.”
“The whole cast is called on for The Defenders, which changes the production schedule for the other shows.”
And on the possibility of The Punisher being present in The Defenders Sarandos added-
“Uh… Stay Tuned”
This certainly isn’t a definitive answer, but it does sound like Jon Bernthal’s character is set to make an appearance at some point before his own series takes flight.
Mike Colter will star in the upcoming premiere of Luke Cage, due to go live on Netflix on September 30.