Will Thomas Jane Make Any More PUNISHER Short Films?

Will Thomas Jane Make Any More PUNISHER Short Films?

Earlier this year at the San Diego Comic Con Thomas Jane surprised everyone with a new Punisher short film, "Dirty Laundry." But will that be the last time we see Jane as Frank Castle? Come find out!

In a recent interview with the website, Nerd Bastard, Thomas Jane was asked if he has any plans to make more Punisher short films.

Jane: Well as far as The Punisher goes I kinda said what I wanted to say with the short film and it was the version of Frank Castle that I always wanted to see and it was very gratifying to finally put it out there. Phil Joanou — a great director — and Chad St.John — a fantastic writer — and we just kind of got a dream team of guys to put that together and I would love to see the three of us do a Punisher film, but I don’t know if that would ever happen. I don’t know, again it’s like the studio seems sorta bent on making a two hundred million dollar version of a comic book movie. So yeah, I think the fans are kind of missing out.

Jane also was asked if he thought it was harder to make comic book movies that have more of an adult bent since Hollywood generally views the genre as big budget productions.

Jane: That’s just the way the business is turning these days, these movies have to be more and more expensive and they have to hit a broader and broader audience, but like Road to Perdition, which came out probably ten years ago, that was a great comic book film, its probably my favorite comic book film and I was hoping to see more movies based on you know, sort of more literate comic books or stuff that wasn’t super heroes. But, [with] movies in general they’re making less of the of the sort of lower budget films and it seems to be more of the bigger budget movies across the board. And I would love to see more comic book films that were adaptations to film that were not super hero oriented.


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Reasonnnn - 12/6/2012, 5:15 PM
Thomas Jane is the man.
JokersWild - 12/6/2012, 5:19 PM
Jane is the best Punisher actor out there. Dirty Laundry proved that the right mix can be achieved for this character on the big screen
duncboy - 12/6/2012, 5:20 PM
While the first Thomas Jane Punisher movie wasn't great, it certainly was entertaining (even if it didn't seem to match up with the comics exactly). This short film however, was kick-ass.
YesOffence - 12/6/2012, 5:21 PM
H'es absolutely right. If the studios realised that the Punisher will never be a kid friendly Marvel film they could do something brilliant with it. After seeing "Killing Them Softly" I could only imagine what Andrew Dominik could do with a Punisher film.
jimpinto24 - 12/6/2012, 5:24 PM
Thomas Jane was awesome as The Punisher!
TheEqualist - 12/6/2012, 5:25 PM
Idk i liked Jane till i seen Ray Stevenson take the Frank Castle mantle and..Punisher Warzone was My Favorite

TheEqualist - 12/6/2012, 5:40 PM
@splenda...lol ...the whole movie was over the top..just like the comic..i loved it.
nowtheresaBATman - 12/6/2012, 5:43 PM
Ray Stevenson IS Frank Castle.

& ALL 3 Punisher movies have sucked.
smlshin - 12/6/2012, 5:43 PM
Kevin Fiege has stated that the Punisher has reverted back to Marvel. Even thought it may never happen, I hope Fiege noticed the short film and might consider bringing Jane back to the role.
Jollem - 12/6/2012, 5:44 PM
i liked all three punisher flicks

tom jane is the man
ATrueHero1987 - 12/6/2012, 5:47 PM
I'm just glad Marvel got the rights back. R rated CBMS can be successful. ex. Blade movies(the first 2 anyway) and Road to Perdition.
DioFoRio - 12/6/2012, 5:53 PM
[frick] yeah Road to

loved The short Tom Jane did.
StrangeHero - 12/6/2012, 5:54 PM
Both Stevenson and Jane portrayed The Punisher very well, in their own unique way. I just hated the villains they chose in both films. I mean, seriously... John Travolta? I wish they would have done Kingpin for Warzone.

And yes, Jane is the man!
Brail1975 - 12/6/2012, 5:54 PM
Yeah, I was not expecting that. That was good. I don't think Marvel will ever make that.
MisterMagurlypse - 12/6/2012, 5:57 PM
Jane IS Frank Castle, period. Frick the flims, they just need to make a HBO series of Punisher. I love the '04 flim, he gets the $h¡T beat out of him and keeps on ticking.
Pokeysteve - 12/6/2012, 5:58 PM
The short film Punisher was a little too aloof. He didn't really seem to care that people were getting the crap beat out of them. He only jumped in there at the end.
Preston - 12/6/2012, 5:58 PM
I would like to see a Daredevil VS Punisher movie:

Either fighting each other:

Or, working together:

They make the best frienemies in the MARVEL universe.

WeaponX7785 - 12/6/2012, 6:00 PM
OMG if the First Thomas Jane Punisher didn't convince people he is the best to play Frank Castle this short most certainly does. He is the [frick]ing man!!!
Luminus - 12/6/2012, 6:05 PM
@Preston: How the heck is Daredevil dodging those bullets? Castle is literally spraying the room. lol.
ADomenick91092 - 12/6/2012, 6:06 PM
I would love for Jane to play Frank Castle in another feature-length film or a TV series. Come on, HBO, FX, or AMC, get on it!
TheAmazingShmoo - 12/6/2012, 6:09 PM
I thought the Thomas jane punisher were kick ass! They should definately include him in the MCU. They could make the Punisher movies rated R, but if he crosses over into another marvel movie it would be PG-13.
yourdaddy - 12/6/2012, 6:15 PM
ray stevenson's a much better punisher.

[frick] this guy.
Jollem - 12/6/2012, 6:22 PM
@KamenRiderJ22 - i like that punisher undertaker pic

DEATHbyEXILE - 12/6/2012, 6:34 PM
Bad-Ass defined:
mattattack - 12/6/2012, 6:56 PM
Anyone who actually thought War Zone was a good film is [frick]ing brain dead. Seriously.
siggisuperman - 12/6/2012, 7:00 PM
mattattack I agree I do not understand what people see in it. I thought the one Jane did was pretty decent. I watched it recently.
Bread - 12/6/2012, 7:02 PM
A punisher tv show would be perfect, like Person of Interest but with the punisher.

But seeing as how that's not going to happen anytime soon, I hope they can give him a good movie or at least a role in some other movie.
Jollem - 12/6/2012, 7:21 PM
war zone had the look and feel of ennis' max run, as well as references to characters from the series. there are even scenes where it almost looks just like some panels from the books. stevenson planyed a great, badass frank. tom jane played two good franks as well. the 2004 movies' story could have been better. the unrated version is the one worth seeing
TheRationalOne - 12/6/2012, 7:25 PM
Thomas Jane was a far better Punisher than Stevenson. And his Punisher movie is very well done. It may not have been the best interpretation of the character cuz you clowns won't settle for anything less than straight up slaughter scenes to the point of it being a borderline snuff film. But the 2004 Punisher made Castle a believable, strategic, and vulnerable character, and the storyline worked well for what they were doing. War Zone took the snuff film route and ended up sucking. Stevenson looks the part, but Jane is just more entertaining and charismatic.
vtopa - 12/6/2012, 7:26 PM
Neither movie was good, but I give jane credit for doing the short. Shows he cares about the character, and he is right about the studios expecting every superhero flick to be a mega blockbuster. Sometimes more is not better.
Jollem - 12/6/2012, 7:34 PM
the '89 punisher had a better punisher story than the 2004 movie :)
cmax - 12/6/2012, 7:35 PM
I never gave a [frick] about the Punished until Tom Jane's movie. It was awesome. Tom Jane is Punisher - Marvel needs to realize this!
OtakuPapi - 12/6/2012, 7:35 PM
War Zone was a better movie. Thomas Jane does great low budget movies. But Frank Castle needs a new actor with new blood! You people give Jane too much credit!
TheEqualist - 12/6/2012, 7:51 PM
very true i agree that the 89 story was a better one but i also love how the 04 was done..bloody..and yes i personally expect boarderline snuff when it comes to a PUNISHER movie...i think people forget that these Comic book movies are exactly that, A comic book movie. let them be a lil outrageous if it means sticking to the source character..
IMO Stevenson's Punisher was and IS in every way shape and form the Punisher i read growing up...And the character i read growing up is what i wanted to see..stop getting to " real " with the characters..stick to the source.

Jane did a great Version of the character for the time but stevenson did better, sure someone will out do him as well in the future.
TheEqualist - 12/6/2012, 7:54 PM

Hell ya ,they should! I'd like to see AIRWOLF make a comeback in Expendables 3 too.
TheEqualist - 12/6/2012, 8:04 PM

lol...ya Nick Cage is kind of a cancer...I did like him in Lord of War and Faceoff but lately his movies are shit..hope it doesn't follow to EX3

AIRWOLF....keeping fingers crossed
I haven't seen Bullet To the Head yet, worth checking out ?
TheStranger - 12/6/2012, 8:23 PM
More Tom Jane Punisher movies please!
maxxgone - 12/6/2012, 8:41 PM
see right there this board/talkback has come up with the perfect way to do both punisher & daredevil:

amc/tv em both. they can even crossover. i swear to god especially DD could be nearly as big as TWD - the law angle plus the crime-fighting. its a guaranteed hit.

and whomever said the punisher could be a harder R 'person of interest-esque', hit the nail on the head.
parkerray - 12/6/2012, 8:50 PM
Like them both, but until Ray Stevenson takes the trouble to make his own Punisher movie, I'll take Jane.
mgeoff88 - 12/6/2012, 8:57 PM
I want Thomas Jane to come back as Punisher. He is the Punisher to me. I didn't even bother watching War Zone.

I assume if a new Punisher movie is made, it would be a reboot.
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