On the promotional trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom Hardy talked with Collider about his departure from the upcoming Suicide Squad film and this is what he had to say:
Collider: I heard Warner Bros. has a few more superhero movies, maybe one or two that they’re developing [Laughs].
HARDY: I want The Punisher… I want The Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something…I don’t know what I want.
You as Punisher could be very interesting.
HARDY: I’m not big enough to be The Punisher, I’m 5’9” [Laughs].
But I actually think that adds to the character.
HARDY: Frank Castle, I would love it. Is that him, isn’t it?
Yeah. It’s Frank Castle.
Now that Marvel has the rights back to The Punisher it seems likely that the company will want to introduce him at some point, but will it be into a Netflix series ala Daredevil or will it be a full fledged film? We will have to wait and see, but Tom Hardy as Frank would be as exciting as any casting you could announce!
As for Splinter Cell, Hardy has already signed on to play Sam Fisher in the film. Director director Doug Liman recently exited the project. No word on a release date.
More as it becomes available