The Netflix Marvel TV Shows have finally found a permanent place in Disney+. But sadly these seasons had previously been canceled by Netflix while they were on air. So, what does that say about The Punisher: Season 3 ? Will we get a third season? Or will the streaming site only have 2 seasons? Well you’ll read all about it later in the article!
The Punisher first appeared in the series Daredevil in 2016. Following this fame the comic book character was adapted into a whole Netflix series. The Punisher’s goal is to chase down criminals and give them a taste of their own medicine. For now it has only two seasons which you can stream on Disney+.
John Bernthal is the reason why the show got such positive reviews. The way he portrayed all emotions in the series was truly phenomenal. The casting directors made the perfect choice of choosing him in the role. But if the third season returns will he come back as The Punisher? Moreover we recently saw Matt Murdock in Spider Man NWH which means that Disney might gradually introduce these characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And if this happens it will be only a matter of time until we get more seasons.
The main plot revolves around how The Punisher deals with the trauma that others gave him. His entire family was ruthlessly murdered due to which his only goal in life became to punish the ones who hurt his family. However in the middle of all this chaos he uncovers a strange military case. This story gets well developed in the 26 episodes (originally made by Netflix). In case you need a better understanding of the character you can also stream the first two seasons of Daredevil!
Release Date The Punisher: Season 3
Well the bad news is that The Punisher: Season 3 never got renewed by Netflix. Back in 2019 the streaming site announced that despite the terrific crew and acting skills the show will not return for a threequel. The cancellation news came shortly after the release of the second season.
But why did the third season of The Punisher get canceled? The contract between Netflix and Marvel which was signed in 2013 expired in 2018. And The Punisher is not the only one which had to face the wrath of cancellations. A lot of other Marvel shows including Daredevil and Jessica Jones were also canceled.
When John Bernthal was asked about the third season of the Punisher he replied that playing that character meant everything to him. And if he’s given one more chance to portray him then of course he won’t miss the chance. The actor also spoke up on the cancellation of the series. According to him he gave the show all that he could so he’s not really disappointed over what the cancellation was because his input wasn’t considered at all. These statements of Bernthal are giving us hope for the better future of the franchise!
Is The Punisher: Season 3 possible despite the cancellation?
Well, as mentioned earlier the shows recently added to the Disney+ library were quite popular back in the day. And the fans are still asking for the renewal so obviously, Disney won’t let this potential go to waste. There is still a lot of uncovered story of Frank that needs to be put out. Hence a third season does seem possible. But as we know we can never predict when the third season will come out because it depends on Disney’s schedule and their plans for these shows.
Overall the series did not seem to please fans. According to them it did not rightfully portray Frank’s story which was accurately depicted in Daredevil. Moreover, the cost for the making of such Marvel shows is very high due to CGI and other special effects. So, these might be the reasons why the show originally got canceled.
The finale of the second season did not end on a conclusive note. It left the story incomplete which shows that the team was not prepared for the cancellation. However, now that the show has secured a place on the streaming site we have high hopes! For more updates regarding The Punisher: Season 3 stay tuned!