Thomas Jane of The Punisher Reveals Marvel’s Rejected Rob Zombie Sequel

the punisher Superstar Thomas Jane revealed his plans for Marvel’s Punisher 2 and a copy of the canceled sequel directed by Rob Zombie. Jane starred as Frank Castle, a violent vigilante who wages a war on crime after his family is murdered by a mob, in the 2004 Marvel Comics adaptation of Lionsgate. During a recent appearance at the Knoxville pop culture fanboy convention in Tennessee, Jane said there were “two recurrences.” the punisher A sequel that never moved under Marvel Studios Chairman and CEO Avi Arad. Lionsgate rebooted with the 2008 release Punisher: Warzonereplacing Jane with Ray Stevenson as Castle and Lexi Alexander who succeeded Jonathan Hensley as director.

“There were repetitions of Punisher 2. One was with Rob Zombie directed, which I thought would be fun. Jane said about House of 1000 corpses And the refuse the devil director. “We were fighting script ideas and trying to find a new director. The Marvel folks wanted to go with a different director, and that was their choice, so it was like, ‘Who is that person going to be?’ ”

John Dahl, Director 1998 they are round and 2001 Joy RideAnd the He was in talks to lead a follow-up with Jin but drop out in 2007. the punisher The sequel “has been through a number of different people,” according to the actor, including “extremely talented” Walter Hill.

The hard times And the 48 hours director It was a pretty pointless act [director]It was economical and sparse dialogue, that had a sense of humor but was really good at work. He’s a man manager, isn’t he? ”

“We met and fell in love with each other and went to the studio. I’ll write it, I direct it, and that will be it,” said Walter. “They ended up saying no to Walter Hill for reasons beyond my comprehension,” Jane said. That’s when I said, ‘If you’re not going to make perfect the punisher A movie with the perfect guy, then who do you have? They floated another manager who didn’t really do anything on that field, and that’s when I had to pull out. I had to say, ‘Listen, I’m not sure if you guys really understand what you’re doing. Therefore, the chances of this happening are very high. ”

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Jane wanted to adapt to 1986 Punisher: Circle of Blood – Writer Stephen Grant’s five-issue story put the Punisher in jail – but the idea is that “we never got any further.”

blood circle He is, basically, the Punisher caught and thrown into prison. “Every man out there wants to kill him because he had a hand in kicking all these men out,” Jane said with a laugh. He was going to the lion’s den, and of course, he put himself there on purpose because he was after this guy who was unforgettable, so he set himself away to go after these guys. I thought, “We can have a lot of fun doing that.” But that’s as far as we’ve come.”

In 2017, Marvel TV rebooted with Jon Bernthal taking on the role of the character in reckless Spinoff series Marvel’s The Puncher, Wwhich ran for two seasons before being canceled on Netflix. Bernthal is rumored to be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe under Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios.


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