04 Jan 2019
'The Punisher' confirms Season 2 release date through intense trailer
While the first season received praise, the second season promises to be even more explosive as the teasers showed.
Trailer introduces the protagonist and antagonist for Season 2
Noticeably, the new trailer from Netflix does not show any footage from the upcoming Season 2.
Instead, it shows Frank Castle, or the Punisher and Billy Russo, his archenemy Jigsaw.
Both actors John Bernthal and Ben Barnes give intense voiceovers to their respective characters, indicating there will be some epic showdown in this season.
In conclusion, Netflix confirms January 18 as the release date.
Let me be what I'm meant to be, Castle declares
Netflix defines the upcoming season as a story where Castle becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a girl.
The investigation makes him a target of old and new enemies.
Forced to embrace his destiny, in-trailer Castle remarks, 'Let me be what I'm meant to be'.
He concludes, 'I'm not the one who dies. I'm the one that does the killing', promising high-octane action.
Billy Russo goes over the edge to complete villainy
Russo's reveal as Jigsaw is a bit different from comics.
Although the trailer shows him take off his bandages from his Season 1 injuries, his face does not appear disfigured enough.
Instead, he wears a mask looking like jigsaw pieces fitted together.
However, the trailer indicates that his mind has been more fragmented than his physical fragmentation, making this Jigsaw all the more dangerous.
Season 2 shows promise, but will it save the show?
From what the trailer shows, Season 2 has immense promise and the showdown between Frank and Billy ought to be magnificent, as Billy seeks revenge and Frank tries to face his destiny as a vigilante.
Despite the exciting season, it might not be enough to save the show as Netflix keeps canceling Marvel content.
However, if The Punisher leaves, it's leaving with a blast.
Do you know?
The trailer has multiple puzzle references
While Jigsaw's name is never explicitly mentioned, there are multiple references to puzzles. Russo refers to a bomb going off in his head, fragmenting it. Frank tries to piece the puzzles of his life together, but some pieces don't fit. Jigsaw is everywhere in Season 2.