The trailer for Punisher season two, courtesy of Netflix, has been dropped, slated for a “soon” release.

You know what that means, right? You can fully expect a statement, courtesy of Netflix, announcing the cancellation of Punisher, slightly after whenever “soon” is.

That’s just the way of the world these days, as so far we’ve had the same news about Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil; the latter of which had an absolutely phenomenal third season.

Have a watch of the teaser…

Exciting?

While the first season of the show was about Frank Castle aiming to avenge the deaths of his wife and children, and uncovering a huge conspiracy in the process, this season will be about him really taking on the mantle of The Punisher.

Steve Lightfoot, Showrunner for Punisher told Collider:

If you ask, ‘What is the theme of season two? It’s about Frank really adopting the mantle of The Punisher.

See? Told you.

Meanwhile, producer Joe Quesada spoke to ComicBook.com during San Diego Comic Con and he sounded pretty damn excited about Bernthal’s second outing as the vigilante:

It is just crazy stuff. Crazy stuff. It’s going to be exactly what fans want.

Last year, this time, I was going around telling people like you [Punisher is] the best show we may have done.

I think there were three fans on the floor, they were like, ‘Come on, man.’ I’m like, ‘If you don’t think it’s the best show that we’ve done and if [Jon] Bernthal is not Frank Castle, I will pay your Netflix subscription for a year.’ Never collected, thank God.”

It’s hard to see Punisher, in all its dark ways, surviving the alleged move to Disney’s own streaming service, since that’s what most people think is going to happen to the rest of the Netflix/Marvel properties.

Disney did say that they would be open to making R-rated film and TV shows, but it feels like a long time until they’d make that step.

At this point, you sort of get the impression that Disney just turn a blind eye to what goes on on Netflix, like a Christian mum whose teenage son keeps smoking weed in his bedroom

Only time will tell what’s going to happen to Frank Castle, fictionally and otherwise…

Images via Netflix