We have some news about the problem riddled Punisher 2 release! We were made aware of the following plot synopsis from our friends at moviesonline:
Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the “Punisher Task Force” hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.
Starring Ray Stevenson (HBO’s “Rome”) as Punisher, PUNISHER: WAR ZONE is directed by Lexi Alexander and produced by Gale Anne Hurd and Ari Arad. The film’s executive producers are Kevin Feige, Ogden Gavanski, Oliver Hengst and Jeremy Latcham.
I have to be honest with you guys, once Thomas Jain bailed on this project I pretty much lost all hope. He was kept in limbo forever and said “screw it.” I can’t blame him, he isn’t short for work and this isn’t the series that will garner him oscar attention. I hope the best for Ray Stevenson but when Batman started to switch up actors…bad things happened.
This film looks like it is going to get a “restart,” (this is where the first movie happened – but you pretend it didn’t so you don’t have to retell the origin story). This is a good idea, but why call it Punisher 2? How many restarts are we going to get from marvel? Will we have an electra restart as well? I think this tactic is acceptable in moderation, but to restart the Hulk and Punisher franchises so close together has me a bit concerned.
International friends – what are your thoughts on the matter? Punisher 2 – good/bad/meh?