Tuesday, February 27, 2018

PC POST #396: Marvel's the Punisher announces new cast with Mennonite? No 'Micro' for season 2?

Yesterday was the beginning of the very first day of filming the Punisher season 2, and Marvel officially unveiled three new actors.

Josh Stewart (Shooter) was cast as "John Pilgrim" a man whose calm exterior belies a ruthless interior. Despite having left behind a life of violence, circumstances will force him to use his old skills and bring him into Frank Castle’s world.

Floriana Lima will play the role of “Krista Dumont,” a smart, compassionate, and driven psychotherapist for military veterans.

Giorgia Whigham has been locked to play “Amy Bendix,” a street-smart grifter with a mysterious past.

This pretty much gives us some hint that the "Slavers" might be a theme that we will all see in the upcoming Punisher season 2.
"Krista Dumont" can be a similar character as Jen Cooke and "Amy Bendix" could be Viorica.
Jen Cooke

The curious fact about the discription of "John Pilgrim" is that he remembered me a lot of Mennonite.

Mennonite appear in Jason Aaron's Punisher MAX, released in 2010. This character appeared in PunisherMAX #3-#5.
He was a highly trained assassin back in the day until he joined in the Mennonites. His wife saved his life and he left his past life of violence behind him, focusing in his wife health who suffered from severe illness.
Later on, he was contacted by the Mafia to take out Frank and once again he surrendered himself to the life he has left behind years ago and decided to hunt down Frank and he almost killed him.

The most strange fact is that in the article of Marvel, where they announced the cast they mentioned returning characters they didn't mention Ebon Moss-BachRach as 'Micro'.
"Stewart, Lima, and Whigham will join returning cast members Jon Bernthal as ‘Frank Castle,’ Ben Barnes as ‘Billy Russo,’ Amber Rose Revah as ‘Dinah Madani,’ and Jason R. Moore as ‘Curtis Hoyle.’"

So where is 'Micro'?

Lieberman is living a good life with his family. It doesn't make sense sacrificing his family to join forces with Frank, despite that he owes him for everything Frank did for his family. 

But, if Billy Russo is coming back, he knows who Lieberman is and his family. I expect that Billy might want to take revenge and he will start with the ones closer to Frank. I could foresee a major incident involving Lierberman's family and getting him back in the game more focused on Frank's war.

This is just a theory unless they want to give Frank a new sidekick and let rest Lieberman for a bit.

Let's wait and see what will happen.

There is no date for the release of season 2 but it's expectable to be in 2019. There are three shows ahead of the Punisher series such as Jessica Jones S02, Daredevil S03, and Luke Cage S02.

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  1. Amy Bendix is a character from the comics and is definitely not viorica.

    1. What???... And here I thought this person was an expert on the Punisher... oh well...