While promoting his upcoming film, Kill the Irishman, Stevenson talked about the fact that Marvel has reacquired the rights to the vigilante superhero from Lionsgate, allowing them to go ahead with a new Punisher film if they choose to.
Stevenson says that he’s even talked with Marvel about doing another Punisher but admits, “It’s way out of my hands.” If the opportunity arises though, he’d love to reprise his role as Frank Castle. He says, “If it’s on my path to do him again, I’ll definitely do my best.”
I like the Punisher, a lot, and think he has a place in the Marvel shared movie universe if they intend to use the character. I have a hard time accepting so many actors portraying multiple roles in Marvel movies as he already has a role as one of the Warriors Three in the Thor movie, similar to Idris Elba putting double duty in Thor and the upcoming Ghost Rider sequel.
I welcome the idea of a return of the Punisher and don’t have a problem if Stevenson comes back as the psycho with a skull chest in future films, and hope they continue to re-acquire the rights to their characters moving forward.