Marvel has released the first official trailer for its latest Netflix series, The Punisher, and it makes one thing very clear: The Punisher is going to kill a lot of people.
The trailer is set to electric guitar and gunfire, and shows Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher (Jon Bernthal), witnessing the death of his wife and family, vowing to kill anyone responsible, and then realizing that their murders might be part of a much bigger picture.
Each of Marvel’s Netflix series has a signature style or calling card: Daredevil boasts acrobatic fight scenes; Jessica Jones is sardonic, sexual, and dark; Luke Cage is an allegory about power that’s laced with hip-hop; and the mess that is the first season of Iron Fist is all about mystical martial arts.
The Punisher, judging by this first trailer (there was a sneak peek at the end of The Defenders), is leaning into the gun-fueled hyperviolence that the character brought to the second season of Daredevil. And it’s more than happy to bludgeon this point to death.
The series is expected to premiere later in 2017, but Netflix has yet to announce a release date.