Netflix Responds to ‘Punisher’ Spinoff Rumors
Just yesterday, word broke that Netflix and Marvel might spinoff Jon Bernthal’s Punisher from Daredevil Season 2 for his own series, though the company kept surprisingly mum in its official TCA presentation. Still, Netflix claims the potential for any of their Marvel characters to garner a spinoff, also clarifying a bit of their timetable.
Rest assured, while Netflix and Marvel may indeed intend a Punisher spinoff to join the lineup at some point, neither side have anything concise to say at this time. Asked about the possibility, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos could only offer:
Any character that’s in there is on the table … It’s always possible. All the characters in the universe could also spin out. Right now, these are produced at the scale of a major film, so there are long production times and long post times. In some case, when we have character crossover, it makes it more difficult to manage production. It’s not the goal to put out more than one or two out a year.
That last quote seems particularly interesting, in that we know Luke Cage will arrive later on this year, while it remains unclear when and where Jessica Jones Season 2 might live on the schedule. Even Marvel head Jeph Loeb isn’t sure how the schedule shakes out after Luke Cage, considering Iron Fist, The Defenders (and a potential third season of Daredevil) still on the docket.
We’ll keep you updated on the latest, but might Netflix find time for The Punisher after all? Check out the latest from his Daredevil Season 2 premiere on March 18 below.
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