POLL RESULTS: Do you think Joe Manganiello should play THE PUNISHER?

POLL RESULTS: Do you think Joe Manganiello should play <i>THE PUNISHER?</i>

A little over a week ago I asked you to vote on the True Blood actor's comments, that he'd like to be the next actor to portray Frank Castle. Click the jump to see the results.

"I'd love to do a version of 'The Punisher,' but it would have
to be directed by Michael Mann. Like a hardcore,
rated-R version of 'The Punisher.'"

And a decisive victory for the yes votes! A whopping 74% percent of the CBM community want Joe as your next Frank Castle. Hopefully Marvel is listening and makes sure this promising actor gets a shot.

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CaptainTall - 9/10/2011, 3:50 PM
aRandomSinisterClone - 9/10/2011, 3:51 PM
Marvels gay but Joe is awesome, bring it
CrashTest - 9/10/2011, 3:52 PM
He has my vote!
coopshep39 - 9/10/2011, 3:53 PM
hell ya but the need t cut his hair
Checkmate - 9/10/2011, 3:53 PM
I keep missing these polls.
I say nay.
Luigi - 9/10/2011, 3:53 PM
He'd be okay but I think that would be settling. They could find better.
drykillogic22 - 9/10/2011, 3:54 PM
He'd make a great Flash Thompson though.
This guy couldn't carry a movie if he had a forklift.
aaronite1999 - 9/10/2011, 3:58 PM
Manganiello would make an awesome Conan - hopefully they'll be rebooting that again soon.

As for the Punisher, he'd be cooler in movies starring other Marvel heroes, otherwise it's just another flick featuring a pissed-off guy with a gun...
drykillogic22 - 9/10/2011, 4:00 PM
@Nailbiter True Blood?...That's not saying much. And Eric owns that show...And even he can't act well enough to star in a blockbuster.
PaulRom - 9/10/2011, 4:02 PM
I'd prefer Jon Hamm, but Manganiello wouldn't be a bad Punisher. Hell I wouldn't mind if they brought Thomas Jane back, he was phenomenal.
drykillogic22 - 9/10/2011, 4:02 PM
He would have made a good Venom though...
LastSon94 - 9/10/2011, 4:05 PM
honestly i dont see him as Punisher....daredevil maybe, or even Moon Knight
Anthony1992 - 9/10/2011, 4:05 PM
Good director.
Good cast.
Kitchen Irish storyline without butchering it.

PaulRom - 9/10/2011, 4:06 PM
While we're in the topic of Punisher, I finally got to see the 2004 film yesterday (I know, I'm very late). It was pretty decent, cheesy at times but Jane was perfect. I'll post a review tomorrow-ish.
KALel3412 - 9/10/2011, 4:07 PM
he is a good actor, rather see him as hawkman, but he would own punisher
AC1 - 9/10/2011, 4:08 PM
How hard does that guy work on his body?! I mean holy shit man! That guy is so [frick]ing jacked!
OK, random slightly gay outburst aside: I wouldnt mind Joe in the role, but I'm sure there are better out there.

I'd prefer to see Jon Hamm as Jigsaw, have him as a gentleman mobster who becomes a brutal disfigured killing machine.
AC1 - 9/10/2011, 4:09 PM
And yeah, he'd be a better Hawkman
jessepostal - 9/10/2011, 4:09 PM
ill never understand why so many people want thomas jane back,that movie was terrible,boring and not very punisher at all,the only part i liked was the harry heck scene,id take dolph back before thomas jane,and war zone blows tom janes version out of the park,its the comic come to life!
marvel72 - 9/10/2011, 4:09 PM
i think he'd be alright as the punisher,but a better choice would be hercules or wonder man.
Greengo - 9/10/2011, 4:16 PM
That sonuva bitch is f'n yoked. Bastard!

J/k he's pretty cool.

WTF? Hawkman? GTFO! That would never happen!!! HAHAAAAHAHAAHAHAHAHA

You guys are f'n funny ass mofo's. Don't ever change.
TheSnuggler - 9/10/2011, 4:17 PM
I've never seen him act, but I feel like if an actor wants a role, looks the role, and has the acting chops to do it then go for it. The same situation applies to Isaiah Mustafa and Luke Cage, he fits the role perfectly and I feel like he would be perfect for the role in a Jessica Jones TV Show.
Anthony1992 - 9/10/2011, 4:19 PM
Hell, bring Barracuda to the big screen.
We need a villain to match Castle's strength.

However, the story is primarily set in Florida and let's face it, Hensleigh pretty much murdered that possibility.
mtwiggs - 9/10/2011, 4:20 PM
@jessepostal Couldn't agree with you more man. T. Jane was a really lame Frank Castle.

I'm a fan of The Punisher, but honestly, I think it's time to give up the ghost when it comes to bringing Frank to the silver screen.
PoPcornDude - 9/10/2011, 4:23 PM
even Dr. Strange will be perfect for him !!!
marvel72 - 9/10/2011, 4:24 PM
i'd watch a punisher movie made by marvel studio's.
NeoBaggins - 9/10/2011, 4:24 PM
And this is why we're not casting directors.
marvel72 - 9/10/2011, 4:34 PM
ray stevenson + tarantino = the punisher (how he should be)
Greengo - 9/10/2011, 4:37 PM
@elguason: lmao :)
marckos - 9/10/2011, 4:37 PM
ray stevenson + tarantino = the punisher (how he should be)
Jer3miah - 9/10/2011, 4:39 PM
If they have someone like Goyer or the guy who wrote The Departed script, then this would work very well. He has the look and he's hardknock when he needs to be.

Dummy-fans and dummies in hollywood always want to put action before plot. That's why a Punisher movie will never work. Unless they get their minds from out their asses and draft someone with a GREAT script, not what's going to sell more. It'll sell big no matter what. Plot... Plot! PLOT!!
Greengo - 9/10/2011, 4:39 PM
Wtf markos marvel72 just said that
Greengo - 9/10/2011, 4:40 PM
ray stevenson + tarantino = the punisher (how he should be)
Greengo - 9/10/2011, 4:42 PM
Ray Stevenson was perfect. Spittin image of Punisher from the comic books.

Thomas Jane is too efiminate for Punisher.
lynnmoreland - 9/10/2011, 4:42 PM
BooYah - 9/10/2011, 4:54 PM
^^^^ HELL NO!!!
JWStubner - 9/10/2011, 5:01 PM
scmittydude - 9/10/2011, 5:02 PM
i agree with BooYah!
Cerebro - 9/10/2011, 5:02 PM
God no.
JWStubner - 9/10/2011, 5:05 PM
althought Ray Stevenson didn't really do all that bad of a job. He was just in a poorly made movie.
Tainted87 - 9/10/2011, 5:11 PM
Everyone says Jon Hamm because he plays a character with slicked-back hair on Mad Men.

People will say Joe Manganiello should play Hawkman because he has a slightly pointed nose that stands out.

I think Punisher is pretty much screwed to begin with. The best actor suited to play Frank just doesn't want to do it anymore. What does that tell you?
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