There's still no official release date for Netflix's latest Marvel spinoff series, "The Punisher," but that hasn't stopped the streaming service from releasing some tantalizing teasers for the show. Now, we have our first official photo from the series, forecasting some intense times ahead for our titular protagonist.
The image depicts The Punisher, a.k.a. Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), suited up all in black, with his signature skull insignia splashed across his midsection. It's a dark photo, in both coloration and in mood, as Frank, lurking in the shadows, gazes menacingly into the lens, his eyes narrowed and his fists clenched. In short, he looks pissed, and ready to issue a beat-down on a moment's notice.
That feeling certainly lines up with the show's official synopsis, released by Netflix along with the still:
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.
Based on this image, it looks like Castle is more than prepared for the job.
"The Punisher" is due to hit Netflix sometime later this year.