Thomas Jane Is Back As THE PUNISHER In New Short Film "Dirty Laundry"

It's been eight long years since we've seen Thomas Jane as Frank Castle. He makes his dramatic return to the role in this deliciously violent short, "Dirty Laundry," which also features Ron Perlman.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/16/2012
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    "I wanted to make a fan film for a character I've always loved and believed in - a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It's been a blast to be a part of from start to finish -- we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it." -- Thomas Jane


The rights to The Punisher are once again with Marvel and even though three live-action films have been made from the property, none have truly captured Frank Castle in all his brutal glory. Of the three actors that have played The Punisher, to me Thomas Jane's portrayal is clearly the best. His passion for the character has earned him respect within the comic book community.



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Joker11 - 7/16/2012, 2:23 AM
Sweet!
Joker11 - 7/16/2012, 2:23 AM
First also!
xcrementus - 7/16/2012, 2:28 AM
sweet merciful crap. Tom Jane is the man. I need more Punisher...now!! FX, pick this up and run with it!!!
Iceman01 - 7/16/2012, 2:32 AM
Freaking awesome!
musashi - 7/16/2012, 2:37 AM
Brought to you by Jack Daniels!
CristianCorbett - 7/16/2012, 2:46 AM
this is insane
I can only imagine the crowd reaction to this.
MikeHawk - 7/16/2012, 2:48 AM
OMFG YESSS yup Jane is the Punisher
Luigi - 7/16/2012, 2:49 AM
BAAD [frick]ING ASSSS!!!!!!!!!!
Luigi - 7/16/2012, 3:05 AM
Did Jane direct this too?
0ptimusCrime - 7/16/2012, 3:05 AM
WOW!! BLOOD AND GORE!!!

Nice!
Jollem - 7/16/2012, 3:07 AM
awesome! i thought gangsta dude shot the kid when he bit him at first :(

anyone that didn't like War Zone because it had comic booky, slightly over the top violence may want to turn away and not watch the short :)
IIIAdamantiumIII - 7/16/2012, 3:08 AM
OH MY [frick]ING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JANE IS THE [frick]ING MAN!!!! BRING BACK THE PUNISHER ASAP!!!!!
nailbiter111 - 7/16/2012, 3:13 AM
Sorry, that's my opinon. As a long time contributor in the comment section I would expect you to know that I often share my opinions in my articles.
comics2film - 7/16/2012, 3:15 AM
Loved thomas Jane's portrayal punisher. Really tried to watch ray stevenson warzone considering they had some good actors but it was crap. Bring back thomas jane as the punisher. This was friggen fantastic!
pollix22 - 7/16/2012, 3:17 AM
Wait! WHAT!!!! I want so much more, this is the s%@t!!!!!
IIIAdamantiumIII - 7/16/2012, 3:17 AM
and gotta give props to ron perlman as well guys !!
Jollem - 7/16/2012, 3:22 AM
IIIAdamantiumIII - 7/16/2012, 3:25 AM
* having worked with glass and recycled glass bottles , coke bottles and some liqueur bottles are hard as [frick] and at times next to nearly impossible to smash, they chip and crack, but you really have to hit them in the sweet spot for them to shatter. TRY IT AT HOME KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!
Tankpjh - 7/16/2012, 3:28 AM
I'm with teabag on this one I enjoyed Tom Janes Punisher but loved Ray Stevenson take, buy this was amazing and gritty.

That would be the best way to start a new film or tv series.

nailbiter111 - 7/16/2012, 3:29 AM
@intruder - i made a slight edit. are you happy now my love?
TheMarvelWay - 7/16/2012, 3:30 AM
This was AWESOME! A+!!!! I'd love to see the audience reaction to this-MASTER FREAKIN PIECE!!!! HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!
Jollem - 7/16/2012, 3:31 AM
@nailbiter111 - ain't giving ya crap, but, i think when you journalistic warrior folk put yer comments in your articles in a declarative manner and not in a comments section, some people might get the impression that is what is. ya know? as in, some people might see editors as authorities on whichever matter and not simply just as any other fan like themselves.
Daniellantern - 7/16/2012, 3:32 AM
Bring back Tom Jane as Punisher!
TheMarvelWay - 7/16/2012, 3:33 AM
@teabag The Punisher was restrained in that film. Not really Jane's fault! Actually Jane was present and involved in the beginnings of War Zone and the more bloody direction. But they wouldnt give him a good script.
MrReese - 7/16/2012, 3:34 AM
ok.....1st of all wow!!

2nd of all I just found out everything sounds more tense with a Zimmer score. XD

& 3rd why the [frick] can't they do this kinda shit 4 the actual film.XD
Smokey - 7/16/2012, 3:35 AM
That was awesome!!! The Punisher deserves some sort of tv show or something...
Charliee13 - 7/16/2012, 3:43 AM
I wasn't a fan of punisher with jane in, i think ray stevenson played him better even though war-zone had a lot wrong with it.
But jane kicked ass just then and clearly has a passion for the character, mixing the violence of war zone with the better writing of janes movie clearly works.
Please marvel give the guy another chance, we all know thats the reason jane made this video!
HannibalKing - 7/16/2012, 3:43 AM
Marvel, pay attention.
TheOther - 7/16/2012, 3:44 AM
make a Punisher sequel! come on!
NeoBaggins - 7/16/2012, 3:47 AM
I think I might like Jane's Punisher better, but there's no way I can say WAR ZONE wasn't on some hard Comicbook shit. The kills and Stevenson's look was undeniable (better than Volstagg). War Zone is a fun, bloody B-Movie and Jane's Punisher is an 80's style, action revenge flick. Nice to see Jane in the role again and with War Zone style violence lol. Damn





Valandil - 7/16/2012, 3:55 AM
The best Frank Castle. His Punisher is soooo underrated.
inky - 7/16/2012, 3:56 AM
@teabag i agree the movie was a poor attempt but it was in part the fault of travolta's mob boss attempt was so lame but jane did the punisher well, much better than earlier attempt by big named action star lol.
he should have been given a second chance with better supporting cast and with this he seems to have found the edge he missed in his earlier punisher.
in my humble opinion he should be given the chance.
Hellmont - 7/16/2012, 4:07 AM
Ray Stevenson and Thomas Jane are both great actors.
I will say that in my personal opinion Stevenson plays the psychotic cold blooded Punisher to the T. He really instills fear into the audience. He has a menacing stature and voice and screams The Punisher.....But Thomas Jane can give whatever is left of Frank Castle....depth.

The first Punisher film lacked the cold blooded Punisher Atmosphere, a half assed script, poor dialogue and a rather lazy storyline.
Warzone had an even worse script. A first time female "action" Director. Who apprently must have been somebodys cousin or something because what she did with the differnt colored scenes to give it a more "comic book" feel was stupid and then the action sequences were way to over the top?

Now this 10 min clip is better than the two films combined. I give Kudos to Thomas Jane and Ron Pearlman for being Pro Active Actors. Who have the balls to involve themselves and their time in a project that we will either see results from or never hear of anything else like this again.
Thomas Jand and Ron Pearlman have my deepest respects for basically letting Marvel know hey! this character has tremendous potential if handled correctly.

Ladies and Gentlemen....

The Punisher has arrived!!!
DrRockso - 7/16/2012, 4:15 AM
"as a EDITOR" what are you, thirteen yrs old? ;-|
Bobbywoodhogan - 7/16/2012, 4:16 AM
That was awesome, there's no way they should have made that abomination Punisher War Zone. Punisher starring Thomas Jane was abit disapointing but fun, all they had to do was do another with TJ make it more gritty just like this film is. This was fantastic and better than both Punisher films combined. Bring back Thomas Jane.
Jollem - 7/16/2012, 4:19 AM
i very much liked all 3 punisher movies. if i never read Welcome Back, Frank i probably would like the 2004 punisher film a little more. the director's cut helps
comicmoviesdcmarvel - 7/16/2012, 4:21 AM
so Fox own the rights to Punisher, Daredevil, Fantastic Four and X-Men yet they have not started their own MCU? and they haven't done Wolverine vs Punisher, Punisher and Daredevil teamup or Fantastic Four and X-Men team up?! WHAT THE FUUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you could make a pretty sick ass team using the characters that they own, they either need to get started or give the damn rights back to MARVEL for an epic MCU!!!!!!!!
CptShellhead - 7/16/2012, 4:30 AM
Wicked good! That's what we need for Frank!
jimoakley666 - 7/16/2012, 4:34 AM
Well. That was absolutely [frick]ing amazing. I still think Stevenson was the better Punisher, but this was bloody brilliant. Better than both (don't count that Lundgren version as a Punisher film) previous movies.
0ptimusCrime - 7/16/2012, 4:54 AM
3 Punisher movies?
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