The Punisher: New Cryptic Trailer and Coded Messages Released By Netflix

The Punisher (played by Jon Bernthal) will shoot his way to Netflix this fall, and we can’t be any more psyched. After finding out what really happened to his family at the end of Daredevil season 2, Frank Castle was last seen helping Daredevil before going on his own mission to punish all those responsible for taking his loved ones away from him. 
Netflix released a teaser trailer – devoid of the release date – about a week ago, and they have done the exact same thing again in an even more cryptic manner by releasing what one might mistake for the opening montage of the upcoming series, as well as a slurry of Morse code tweets on social media.

— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) August 28, 2017

In this video, fans are basically introduced to all the major players in The Punisher’s origin story, as it were, and it’s clear there’s an overall motif of “redacted information” at play, since so much of the random visuals seen on the screen feature the word “Classified,” along with a ton of official-looking paperwork with key details blocked out and scratched through.

There’s Ben Barnes’ Billy Russo, whose ties with Frank go back to their time together in the U.S. Special Forces, when the two were best friends. Second up is the show’s biggest tie to the rest of Netflix’s Marvel series, Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page, whose Daredevil-borne character was the most sympathetic to Frank’s plight when he was first introduced. Then we see Paul Schulze’s CIA bigwig Rawlins, who knows Frank from a time when they both served in Afghanistan. Amber Rose Revah’s Dinah Madani, a Homeland Security agent who is very troubled by Frank and his actions. Finally, there’s Ebon Moss-Brachrach’s Micro, a colleague of Frank’s with a past in the NSA and a willingness to help the cause. It’s interesting how it all breaks apart and comes back together as Frank’s face, implying all of these people made him who he is.

The trailer, which frustratingly hides that release date, was preceded by 13 different tweets in Morse code. While one may be forced to think that it is Netflix’s way of telling us the release date, it is, however, not the case as the 13 tweets translates to the title of each episode in Frank Castle’s origin story. See the full list below:
Ep. 1: 3 AM
Ep. 2: Two Dead Men
Ep. 3: Kandahar
Ep. 4: Resupply
Ep. 5: Gunner
Ep. 6: The Judas Goat
Ep. 7: Crosshairs
Ep. 8: Cold Steel
Ep. 9: Front Toward Enemy
Ep. 10: Virtue of the Vicious
Ep. 11: Danger Close
Ep. 12: Home
Ep. 13: Memento Mori
We still have no idea when the official release date is, but the cryptic way Marvel has gone in terms of promoting The Punisher only builds up our anticipation more. Trust us to let you know once the release date is officially announced… Till then, check out the other news buzzing around the Marvel Cinematic Universe here

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