Marvel's The Punisher Season 2 Trailer Shows Billy Russo Amassing an Army


What did you think of the show's first trailer?

In terms of plot, The Punisher Season 2 finds Frank protecting a young woman (Giorgia Whigham), who is being hunted for some kind of valuable information that she holds. He faces off this season with two main villains: John Pilgrim (the very creepy Josh Stewart), a religious fundamentalist who paradoxically loves murder almost as much as Frank does, and the escaped Billy Russo, whose face isn't nearly as disfigured as everyone makes it out to be, which is a shame, because that would have been cool. However, there's another wrinkle introduced as we see Bernthal's Castle get caught up in a whole new fracas when he saves the life of a mysterious girl, which will put him in the crosshairs of a lot more enemies.

In the first season of The Punisher, Castle was seemingly free to resume his life without fear of prosecution, thanks to a Presidential pardon. When she later asks him his reason, he answers, "What was I supposed to do?" That may be the case, but it's easy to see the other side of it too. Even though he's on the right side of these various conflicts, you kind of want someone to check Frank Castle's unstoppable macho killing spree. Try as he might to stay away from the life, Castle is a living, street-level lead character on an MCU series-which means he's destined to forever meet innocent people on the run from the Russian mob and kick himself in the ass for caring. Per usual, Castle shows just how badass he is by taking on a group of guys at a bar.

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On Thursday, Netflix released The Punisher Season 2 trailer on YouTube, which shows Russo sporting a gruesome-looking mask during a merciless spree to find Castle. It's entertaining more often than not, and mostly well made. Maybe it still will-who knows!

The Punisher Season 2 returns Friday, January 18 on Netflix for 13 episodes.