Milo Ventimiglia Tweets Interest In Marvel's PUNISHER

Ever since Marvel regained the rights to the Punisher, there has been much speculation as to how the character would be incorporated into Marvel's Cinematic Universe. Well now it appears that actor Milo Ventimiglia is lobbying for the role - or possibly already has it? Hit the jump for more!

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By LMB10 - 6/21/2014

Milo Ventimiglia is a big comic fan, in particular Namor and Batman, and also lent his likeness to the comic book Rest. If that wasn't enough, he also starred in the popular show Heroes. Now that we know he won't be returning to that in the upcoming Heroes: Reborn, it appears that Milo has his sights set on another character - a not so nice one.

The actor recently responded to a tweet from Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor Frank Grillo, who said forget being a rockstar - "Be in a Marvel movie", to which Milo replied "Sounds like a plan." Then a while later, Milo tweeted out "#FrankCastle says go f*ck yourself Friday. LA, CA. @RussCundiff @nathanedmondson @Marvel", with an attached image showing him in a Punisher shirt. He went on to tweet "Hating the world right now buddy, Punisher style", followed up by some more tweets and retweets that were either Milo lobbying for the role hard, or Milo hinting that he could well be the Punisher.
 
More interestingly, Nathan Edmondon, who is the current writer on the brilliant Punisher series, likes the idea - a lot. He retweeted Milo's various tweets, even saying himself "[Milo] would make a helluva Frank, right?" Milo's also been interacting with Daredevil showrunner Steven De Knight recently, saying "And you know a thing or two about great stories." Will we see Milo suit up as Frank Castle in Marvel's upcoming Daredevil show? Who knows!
 
That's all I could find, and although it likely is just Milo lobbying for the part, it is also very possible that he and a few others are dropping some hints before Marvel makes the announcement official. What would you think of Milo as the Punisher? Drop a comment below!

Marvel's Daredevil is set to air in early 2015, whilst Nathan Edmonson's The Punisher run is on sale now.
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avengersnerdfan21 - 6/21/2014, 11:01 AM
Does anyone have that Age of Ultron CineEurope footage description that was taken off yesterday?
Mrcool210 - 6/21/2014, 11:02 AM
interesting choice
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 6/21/2014, 11:02 AM
I still think he would make the perfect Nightwing, but the idea of him being the Punisher doesn't sound that bad
Sumitsjc - 6/21/2014, 11:02 AM
MAYBE !!
SuperCat - 6/21/2014, 11:03 AM
I can see it.
Jollem - 6/21/2014, 11:05 AM
when people pitch themselves for a marvel studios movie, i don't think marvel studios likes that. it's like they take offense or something

and marvel studios doing anything with the punisher anytime soon? yeah, that's a laugh
TheDarkPassenger - 6/21/2014, 11:05 AM
Dirty Laundry.
ezio619 - 6/21/2014, 11:05 AM
he is young then i would imagine Frank to be, he is 36, but maybe,i can kinda see it
SuperCat - 6/21/2014, 11:06 AM
themidnightking - 6/21/2014, 11:06 AM
@avengersnerdfan
I was wondering about that also, I've been looking everywhere for it
TheSuperguy - 6/21/2014, 11:08 AM
Cool! I really wanna see the Punisher in the MCU!
avengersnerdfan21 - 6/21/2014, 11:09 AM
@themidnightking
Glad I'm not the only one
dio - 6/21/2014, 11:16 AM
Punisher will make an appearance in the Netflix shows I guarantee. Never would have thought of this dude but he reminds me of a young Sylvester Stallone. I dig it.
Jollem - 6/21/2014, 11:17 AM
EzioKenway1225 - 6/21/2014, 11:18 AM
themidnightking-wait there was age of ultron footage description posted?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/21/2014, 11:19 AM
Not bad, but there is only one:
DefcoN - 6/21/2014, 11:20 AM
@dio well, he was Rocky Jr. in the 2006 movie.
JoJo1982 - 6/21/2014, 11:21 AM
Pretty much confirming my idea of Punisher popping up in a daredevil tv show a few months ago
Jollem - 6/21/2014, 11:21 AM
dio - 6/21/2014, 11:22 AM
OH SHIT DEFCON!! Never saw that Rocky .Stopped at the one where Pauly got him that Robot Butler...any good?
themidnightking - 6/21/2014, 11:23 AM
@ezio
Apparently, but I missed it
XF14 - 6/21/2014, 11:26 AM
Never heard of him, looks close enough
JoJo1982 - 6/21/2014, 11:28 AM
I remember seeing Gerard Butler breaking this guy in half in the movie Gamer
themidnightking - 6/21/2014, 11:28 AM
@Ezio
Jollem - 6/21/2014, 11:29 AM
DefcoN - 6/21/2014, 11:35 AM
@dio he wasn't given much to do but he was ok IMO. I've never seen him in anything else though.
EzioKenway1225 - 6/21/2014, 11:35 AM
Themidnightking-oh crap!!, damn and some black panther news too!!
Jollem - 6/21/2014, 11:37 AM
LMB10 - 6/21/2014, 11:37 AM
BatManHeisenberg - 6/21/2014, 11:40 AM
Wait, BP is confirmed? Why was it taken down? And who is directing?
LMB10 - 6/21/2014, 11:42 AM
Pretty sure both those artciles were fake.
TheBrotherhood - 6/21/2014, 11:44 AM
Kinda funny that Milo and Chris Evans had their career debuts on the same tv series, Opposite-Sex (Fox). Oh yeah Allison Mack was in that too!
jimoakley666 - 6/21/2014, 11:45 AM
Pfft. No. Ray Stevenson all the way.
DeusExSponge - 6/21/2014, 11:45 AM
BatmanHeisenBerg - Apparently Reginald Hudlin
BatManHeisenberg - 6/21/2014, 11:45 AM
He'd be a great Punisher. I think, at least.
dio - 6/21/2014, 11:45 AM
Defcon ,Saw him in Heroes and some Vampire flick on NetFlix. I'm down for it. Worse case scenario , recast.
BatManHeisenberg - 6/21/2014, 11:48 AM
If he;d direct it, it'd be great. He wrote the Black Panther series for several years. Perfecto.
batman1216 - 6/21/2014, 11:49 AM
I don't know about this. I am open minded, but I prefer a more mature, gritty and bulky guy playing Punisher. Like many other say, I see him as a Nightwing type. I see a Stallone type as the Punisher.
IcemanX - 6/21/2014, 11:58 AM
Milo as Casey Jones would be [frick]ing awesome
Bread - 6/21/2014, 11:58 AM
I guess he'd be alright. I still want Thomas Jane back.

If they're going to cast somebody new, I think they should pick Jim Caviezel.

Punisher will definitely appear on Daredevil, and hopefully get a spinoff.
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