Punisher: Live Action Suits Throughout The Years

Since the Punisher’s first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 from 1974, Francis Castiligone AKA Frank Castle is pretty much the same. He’s as tough as we speak, vigilante waging a one-man war on crime in order to get revenge for the murder of his family. Let us see the list of Live Action suits.

Punisher Live Action Suit Evolution

Since the Punisher’s first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 from 1974, Francis Castiglione AKA Frank Castle is pretty much the same. He’s as tough as we speak, vigilante waging a one-man war on crime in order to get revenge for the murder of his family. Sometimes I just believe, he takes his family name to murder people who aren’t capable of change. He rose in popularity from the mid-80s to the mid-90s. For some people, it is very good.

But he has only message to bad guys out there

Those who do evil to others, the killers,rapists,psychos, sadists..you will come to know him well.Frank Castle is dead,call him The Punisher.

Frank Castle is an honest ex-Marine who has lot of respect for Captain America and James Rhodes AKA War Machine.

Fun Fact: Now Punisher is a War Machine since Rhodey AKA James Rhodes died at the hands of Thanos thanks to Captain Marvel. But today we are here to celebrate Frank Castle’s Live Appearance in Movies & TV Shows.

Let us see the list of Live Action suits.

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Thomas Jane from Punisher (2004)

This Punisher is almost accurate to comic series and people loved it. It could have improved on action series. Origins was bloody violent but after that violence was little let down. It is as memorable as Tobey Maguire playing Spider-Man.It is the people’s second choice to play as Punisher.

Film costume borrows from Garth Ennis run on Punisher comics. Instead of sweat shirt, they gone with T-Shirt and Leather Jacket. The Leather Jacket is somewhat similar to what Keanu Reeves wore on The Matrix. He didn’t even used much weapons except Shotgun,Arrows,Mine Bombs.

He only wear this during Climax Scene. After that POOF.

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Ray Stevenson in Punisher War Zone (2008)

A slight better looking Punisher than Thomas Jane.The costume more looks like body armor. It is something a war of soldier wears. Almost a realistic body armor, if I say so for myself. Not only do that, he has the experience of Marines. That guy can kill anyone in seconds. He was at war with crimes not with himself.

It has neck guard as well and he carries way more weapons like every kinds of pistols, even with silencers , revolvers, rifles ,pocket knifes, flares, grenade launchers. This guy had it all. Finally a good Punisher suit but too bad film was forgotten as it was solely focused on violence and crude language.

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Jon Bernthal as MCU’s Punisher in Daredevil Season 2 (2016-Present)

After two bad attempts at film, Netflix and MCU(Marvel Cinematic Universe) swooped in and saved the day with this new suit. Granted that he did not get until Season 2 of Final Episode in Daredevil end.He was a killer in this both literally and figuratively.In this suit, he is somewhat wearing the armor once he killed Schoonover and got access to weapons closet, he designed and painted iconic white skull on black armor except he has big black coat in it, but rest of it is same.

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Jon Bernthal as MCU’s Punisher in Punisher (2017-Present)

This suit is very similar to it just removed the black coat but with more ammo pouches and also keeping small weaponrys for stealth attempt.He sports the signature death’s head logo much like modern comics which is like basically a source of this skull’s roots and has loads of ammo pouches. Even though he is short but very much bulky.Just like previous film Punisher War Zone, he is wearing a Kevlar armor to protect himself from bullets as his previous experience. It is very much realistic depiction of his suits from comics. This suit is perfect amount of practicals with theatrics. In Season 2, we hope we get to see this suit more as they promised they would show he is adopting the mantle of Punisher, hope they keep up the promise. Even if it means cancellation of the series just like other MCU Netflix TV Shows.

But here are some unused costumes which were made but never implemented.

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Design by James Holland
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Designed by Code LGX

So this is it, all the costume evolution of Punisher in Live Action. Let me know in the comments which one you like it most. I am going to do this a lot in Marvel Street Fighters.

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27 thoughts on “Punisher: Live Action Suits Throughout The Years”

  1. Wow..hope to see the latest suit in the upcoming season of The Punisher because the trailer was very promising showing that he is now on the path to what defines the punisher

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  2. I love the costume James Holland designed. I watched the Punisher and related Marvel shows on Netflix and enjoyed them all but I can see how it may bring disappointment with any little changes from the comics. Luckily they stayed true toodt

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  3. I have not watched any of the episodes of these series, it doesn’t sound like my type of movie to be honest. I do like the last costume though, the one designed by James Holland. Shame it has never been implemented.

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  4. I like the suit designed by James Holland. Considering the fact that the Punisher is an ex-marine, then a camo suit would be a good choice. Well, that’s just me.

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  5. I am not an action fan but my husband would love types and might enjoy… I am more into less punishable movies and like humor.

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  6. Never watch the show but heard it a lot from my friends. I would love to see the show when I have time for it. The suits looks good though

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  7. I haven’t watched this film. I am positive that my older will enjoy as this her kind of movies. I will share this post with her.

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