"Punisher" Solo Series Not 'Actually Happening' at This Time, Says Jeph Loeb

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 at 10:31am PST

Meagan Damore, Assistant Editor

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For now, the Punisher is sticking to "Daredevil."

It's no secret that the Punisher is headed to Netflix. After all, the gun-slinging anti-hero has been heavily featured in the promotional material for "Daredevil," including trailers, photos and character portraits. Since his involvement with Netflix's street-level corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was announced, rumors of a solo "Punisher" series in the vein of "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" have surfaced online -- but, according to Marvel Television's Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb, that's all they are.

"I think that's something that people are speculating on, as opposed to something that's actually happening," he said.

"It's certainly our hope that any of our characters will be embraced and that people want to see more of them," he added.

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Of course, that doesn't mean a Punisher solo series is entirely off the table. At the at the TCA Press tour in January, Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said that "any character that’s in [the Marvel Netflix series] is on the table...It’s always possible. All the characters in the universe could also spin out."

However, it looks like the Punisher will stick to "Daredevil" for now, at least according to Loeb.

Starring Charlie Cox, Elden Henson and Deborah Ann Woll, "Daredevil" season 2 arrives on Netflix March 18.

(via Digital Spy)

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