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The Punisher Season 2 – Preview #2

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To be honest, I wasn’t expecting a full blown trailer to show eight days before the premiere on Netflix. But, considering Netflix is cutting cords with anything to do with Marvel (see Iron Fist, Daredevil, etc), we should probably enjoy it while it lasts.

At the beginning of the trailer, we see Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) standing at a bar, before having to rescue a young woman there – who could be Amy Bendix (Giorgia Whigham) – but due to her being referenced as ‘the girl’ we can’t be sure.

By the looks of things, the attackers didn’t look to steal jewellery or her purse, they aimed to kill her with the use of shotguns and automatic weapons. Castle turns back to his old ways of bashing skulls into a knife and saving someone that desperately needed it (and ‘punish’ the bad guys), then is able to talk to her privately.

It is unknown who the people are that tried to kill the young woman or what her connection is to the plot, but they were obviously a large crime organisation or syndicate.

You see during the discussion between Castle and the young woman that, because of their own losses, they will be able to connect on an emotional level and work together throughout the season. Castle, though, is more likely to work alone and keep her out of danger.

According to the IMDb of the show, if the young woman character is Bendix, she is only in three of this season’s episodes.

Meanwhile, Jigsaw, aka Billy Russo (Ben Barnes), is out of the hospital bed that Castle put in him in last season. Whether or not he escaped, made a deal or is just released from hospital remains to be shown, but we will probably find out near the beginning of the second season.

One thing is for certain, Jigsaw is hell-bent on getting revenge against Castle.

Through blurred vision, Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah) turns around and aims her pistol at a blurred Russo; in the small clip, it is unclear whether he hurts Madani or kills her. Either way, if Russo wants to get to Castle, he’ll probably go for people who put him in the hospital bed in the first place, working his way up to The Punisher himself.

Castle looks to receive a severe beating before taking a knife to the chest, though, of course, he just does not die. This could be near the end, where he goes head-to-head with the organisation that we saw at the beginning and throughout the trailer, or it could be an introduction to the organisation nearer the start.

There is no doubt that there will be another bloody and gory reunion with Castle and Russo at some point in the season, and if it is anything like last time, it will be another great showdown.

Fans aren’t really happy with the way Jigsaw has come out in the show but some hope that he gets more deformed through the season or leading into the next – assuming there is one. It remains to be seen whether Netflix will keep this one Marvel show: who knows?

This looks to be a Michael Bay-type season with lots of explosions and gore, looking good from start to finish, but we will have to wait until we can binge it from January, 18.