While Marvel and Netflix only just released The Defenders, the partnership’s next series isn’t too far off. The Punisher is set to release this year, but we don’t know when. Now, Netflix is dropping what appears to be some information related to the series. The show’s official twitter account unleashed a series of 13 Morse Code tweets, ending with this teaser:
Fall in. pic.twitter.com/nq7kxyidIC
— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) August 28, 2017
When you decode the tweets, you get what look to be episode titles for the upcoming show.
Two Dead Men
The Judas Goat
Front Toward Enemy
Virtue of the Vicious
The Punisher’s arc of Daredevil season 2 specifically mentioned that Frank Castle served in Kandahar, and Memento Mori is the name of a story arc in the Punisher comics. It seems pretty plausible that these are episode titles. With the exception of The Defenders, all of Marvel’s Netflix shows have received 13-episode seasons, as well.
That trailer up top ends with a jumbled release date, with only 2017 clear, leading us to believe that the date will be revealed pretty soon. With Autumn just around the corner, there isn’t much time to reveal the date and give people time to prepare.
The Punisher follows Frank Castle, ex-soldier turned vigilante after his family was gunned down by organized crime. The character first popped up in Marvel comics in 1974, and has bounced around since then as a guest character and in his own books. As shown in Daredevil, the Punisher acts as a foil to standard heroics. Where characters like Daredevil hesitate to kill, Frank Castle is more than prepared to pull the trigger when the target is a criminal. This makes him both a sympathetic character for us and puts him at odds with just about every hero in the Marvel universe. He often is at his best as a foil for characters like Daredevil and Spider-Man, but we’re eager to see how he does in his own series after being a highlight of Daredevil‘s second season.