Netflix’s, The Defenders brought all of the MCU’s street-level heroes together, with one glaring, gun-toting exception. Frank Castle, better known as the fugitive vigilante, the Punisher wasn’t invited to the party, but Jon Bernthal, who plays the deadly vigalante, is game for it in the next season of The Defenders. And at a recent panel at a convention, Bernthal revealed two reasons why he wants in.

On Sunday, Bernthal and fellow Punisher co-star Ebon Moss-Bacharach appeared at a panel at ACE Comic Con in Arizona. During the Q&A portion, Bernthal was asked which of the Defenders he’d love to appear onscreen with. The actor revealed his two choices: Daredevil star Charlie Cox (again), and Jessica Jones lead Krysten Ritter.

On Charlie Cox, whom Bernthal already appeared alongside in Season 2 of Daredevil, Bernthal said: “You know, I love Charlie [Cox]. I’ve worked with him before and I’d work with him again on anything in a heartbeat. He’s the reason I’m doing this. He brought me into this and his performance is what made me want to do it.”

On Ritter: “I’m a huge fan of Krysten’s [Ritter] too. She’s killer and I’d love to work with her as well.”

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“That being said, they’re all great,” added Bernthal.

Should Frank Castle ever meet the Defenders, one should expect the former Marine to be hostile. In the comics, the loosely-organized Defenders have never had the Punisher in their ranks. And as recent as 2017, in Brian Michael Bendis’s run on The Defenders comic, Frank Castle knocked out the Defenders with nonlethal rounds, putting them in the hospital. It’s kind of a jerk move against fellow superheroes, but Frank Castle didn’t get his name for being brutally polite.

As the MCU franchise reaches the end of its “Phase Three” in cinema, the TV universe continues to thrive without an end in sight. The Punisher has bee greenlit for a second season. The Defenders hasn’t been confirmed for renewal, but Jessica Jones is now filming its sophomore season while Daredevil will eventually return for Season 3.


Marvel’s Jessica Jones will return to Netflix on March 8.

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Finally, there’s some legitimately good news about production on Rick and Morty Season 4. Animation has officially begun, though that also means the release date probably won’t arrive for half a year or more.

Rick and Morty’s animation supervisor Eric Bofa Nfon tweeted last Friday about a “Casual meeting,” saying in the tweet that it was his “First week back!” Nfon included the hashtag “#RaM4,” clearly referencing Rick and Morty Season 4. There’s also an Emmy award sitting on the table, no doubt because the show won an Emmy for Season 3’s “Pickle Rick” last year.

One of Spider-Man’s lesser-known enemies is hitting the big screen, which is actually kind of a problem. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, we’ll again see Tom Holland as the hero, forced to team up with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, who audiences got their first glimpse of in a trailer released on Tuesday. Because of Mysterio’s mastery over illusions, potentially anything in the trailer could be called into question. Even returning characters like Nick Fury.

Spider-Man has a big fan in Flash Thompson. Unfortunately, Flash also makes Peter Parker’s life a living hell, and the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home really delivers on this dichotomy with a great gag that pays homage to the Flash Thompson from the Spider-Man comics.

On Tuesday, Marvel film star Tom Holland premiered the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which Peter Parker embarks on a vacation to Europe but is recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) for a very special mission.

Video game developer Epic Games structures seasonal gameplay for Fortnite: Battle Royale around the actual seasons of the year. Winter has already come, but before long Season 8 will cue spring.

Each season has around 10 official weeks of challenges with at least an extra week at the end. These many challenges offer players a chance to earn rewards throughout the season, and they carry over their rewards when the whole process restarts each season.

You’re driving alone down a dirt road, and you’re falling asleep at the wheel. Suddenly, a burst of light streaks across the sky — there’s a floating, flat shape in the air right in front of your truck, and though it soared quickly into view, it seems to have stopped completely. A beam of light shoots out from underneath the craft, and a little man with huge eyes, an enormous head, and a tiny body appears in the middle of the road. He doesn’t want to hurt you; he just wants to stick a probe in your nasal cavity.