Jon Bernthal Looks Nuts and Awesome in First Punisher Photos

'The Walking Dead' star looks right at home in the vigilante's vest.

Earlier this summer, Jon Bernthal was cast to play the Punisher in Netflix’s Daredevil. Bernthal was widely acknowledge to be a terrific choice to play the psychotic moralist because he seems kind of angry all the time; even when he’s playing a lawyer in Show Me a Hero, he seems ready to break out a shotgun or two.

Now we have our first set photos of Bernthal as the Marvel anti-hero, courtesy of JustJared. He’s all cut up and beating up bad guys while wearing a bulletproof vest. His famous skull t-shirt is notably absent, which fits into the show’s preference for realism over comic book fantasy.

The takeaway: Bernthal might live up to the hype.

Media via AKM-GSI/JustJared