Marvel and Netflix will debut 'The Punisher' Nov. 17, going head-to-head with 'Justice League'
Let's hope the gamesmanship of the comic book titans never ends.
Word came today that Marvel and Netlix will release its standalone "The Punisher" series on Friday Nov. 17. That also happens to be the release date for DC Comic's "Justice League."
Starring rising star Jon Bernthal, "The Punisher" centers around one of Marvel's most controversial and polarizing figures. While most "super heroes" avoid actually taking lives, that's pretty much Punisher's MO.
This news would come as more of a surprise if Marvel hadn't already done something similar in the past. Back in 2016, Marvel looked to take a bit of the wind out of DC's sails when it debuted season two of Netflix's "Daredevil" series a week before the March 25 release date of "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice." We'll never know how much of an impact this might have on "Justice Leagues'" box office gate but's it's something to consider.
Watch the latest trailer for "Punisher" released Thursday.