The Punisher is a franchise that hasn’t taken off over the years, with three actors who have taken on the role of Frank Castle. Ray Stevenson’s Punisher fell straight from a graphic noval (as did everything else in Punisher : War Zone) and Dolph Lundgren’s take on the character was, well Dolph Lundgren. But Thomas Jane got the short end of the stick as he nailed his performance while hindered with a low budget and a less than fathfull script. Not getting a second chance must of bothered him some what as he is back as Frank Castle, kind of. While at Comic-Con, Thomas Jane releaved a ten minuet short, directed by Phil Joanou called Dirty Laundry, witch you can check out here
While in San Diego, Jane stated “I wanted to make a fan film for a character I’ve always loved and believed in – a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It’s been a blast to be a part of from start to finish — we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.”
While the spacial effects are cheap, it certainly has a hard edge to it and it’s always good to see Jane doing some ass kicking. Having Ron Pealman involed certainly doesn’t hurt. With FOX deleauping a Punisher TV series, they may come knocking on his door. Or maybe Marvel can give it a forth go, maybe he could join The Avengers. Maybe not.