Fox Developing Marvel's 'Frank Castle' The Punisher Television Series!
Recent reports suggest that Fox has bought a television series for MarvelComics character Frank Castle, better known as 'The Punisher.' For more details, make the jump!
The trades of Variety, among other media outlets, are suggesting that Disney's ABC channel has sold a television series based on famous Marvel comics character Frank Castle, better known as 'The Punisher,' to FOX. Learning only last year that Marvel Studios retained the rights to the character, find out below vaguely what they have planned for the vigilante.
The Punisher is described as an hour-long procedural with a Marvel signature and a new take on one of comic book giant’s iconic characters, Frank Castle, a rising star detective with the NYC Police Department who moonlights as the vigilante Punisher seeking justice for those the system has failed. Bernero will executive produce along with Marvel. This marks the first sale this season and the first one ever outside of ABC for Disney-owned Marvel, which is developing TV series based on its properties through ABC Studios.
With ABC series adaptations of The Incredible Hulk and Jessica Jones under development, it seems Marvel-Disney are making use of owning their characters, going beyond the bigscreen; as well they should. Anyhow, while there's three feature films based on The Punisher, the last of which in 2008, do you think a television series does 'Frank Castle' justice?
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