While Hall H guests at the Marvel Televison panel at San Diego Comic-Con got to dine on the first episode of Marvel’s The Defenders, they finished the evening with a treat of first footage from the upcoming first season on Marvel’s The Punisher.
Labeled “gritty” by Entertainment Weekly, what screened of the Jon Bernthal-starrer including a scene of deadly sniper Frank Castle picking off a drug cartel enforcer in seedy Juarez, Mexico from across the international border in El Paso, as well as some gallows humor following a gruesome airport restroom fight scene.
Deadline also mentions scenes of Castle hunting down a biker gang in Alabama and a touching scene in flashback of Frank playing guitar with his daughter.
From the sounds of it, Castle will be on a bit of a cross-country road trip through part of the series, taking down criminals before making his way back to New York.
Below is the official press release from the Marvel Television panel at SDCC.
#DEFENDMARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS
TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON AND RELEASES NEW TRAILER
Netflix Also Announces Season 2 Pickup of Marvel’s Iron Fist
Tonight, Netflix and Marvel Television hosted a panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con featuring the star-studded cast of the highly anticipated Netflix original series Marvel’s The Defenders, including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist), Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), and Executive Producer and showrunner Marco Ramirez. Moderated by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, the panel was packed with surprises and sneak peeks, including an appearance by Jon Bernthal, star of the Netflix original series Marvel’s The Punisher coming out later this year and an exclusive clip shown in the room from the series, as well as the announcement of season 2 of Marvel’s Iron Fist.
The highlight of the night was a surprise screening of the first episode of Marvel’s The Defenders, which the 6000 fans were treated to almost a month before its global premiere on Netflix on August 18, 2017 at 12:01am PT. To cap it off, the second action-packed trailer was released too.
About Marvel’s The Defenders
Marvel’s The Defenders follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
Marvel’s The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist). Additional cast members include Academy-Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Scott Glenn (Stick), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing).
Marvel’s The Punisher
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