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.

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.

Moon Knight

So, I have been talking about few Marvel street heroes nowadays. But I always wanted to talk about this one person who is neither a hero nor a villain. No, not talking about Punisher at all. Something worse than Punisher, Elektra or Deadpool. The Guy I am talking about is Moon Knight.Now you are wondering who the hell he is?

So let us begin, shall we?

Well many people believe that he is like Batman or rip off, I would say nonsense to this. Stop comparing every hero to Batman. GUY ONLY HAVE MONEY which also is similar to other identity of Moon Knight.Not exactly. There is already a Batman Rip Off in MU.

I won’t give you origins and all, because every site has been giving the same, I would say some pretty facts about him so that you can get the idea and why this idea would actually look good on TV Screen or Movie.

Started out as Bad Guy

He was actually villain in Werewolf by Night #32, his only goal was to try and kill the Werewolf, who is the main star of the respective comic. Until he got his own comic, Moon Knight was an anti-hero , and we get to know more about his past as it was fleshed out, the more readers got a real sense about who Marc Spector(that is his real name)was. Still most of his friends have a hard time rationalizing Moon Knight, considering him too brutal and edgy to be a part of their club.

Serves Moon Egyptian God

He worships Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon. After Marc got killed by Bushwacker in Egypt, his body was brought into a pyramid where it was laid under a statue of Khonshu. Somehow, through divine intervention, Spector was brought back to life. Since then, he spent the rest of his days serving his lord, fighting in the name of said deity, and doing his best to protect those who travel at night. He got some few powers as well.

Multiple Personalities

Marc Spector is not the only one who takes this role. There is also Steven Grant who is a billionaire and Jake Lockley, the taxi driver. Best Part is these persons don’t exist at all. It’s what Marc has created these personalities to keep a tabs on crime as Jake Lockely and Steven Grant just to distance himself from Marc Spector’s bloody past.

But these are not the only identities he has. He took his Avengers personalities as well such as Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Echo — who would “advise” him on his heroics. He even used facsimiles of their signature weapons in battle. Pretty much worse case of Personality Disorder right? Hope no one has to face all these. With taking all of personalities, he do get crazy a lot. LIKE A LOT.

Multiple Breakdowns

As mentioned above point, taking anyone’s personality is sure to make you crazy. But it all depends on the writer. But yes in reality, you would kill yourself.

Martial Arts Training

Well as someone who is a mercenary, you expect that person to know martial arts. After taking the persona of Moon Knight, he learned a lot. His career took him from the Marines to the CIA, which is where he met Jean-Paul “Frenchie” Duchamp. He teamed up with Duchamp when he became a mercenary, and the elder man’s loyalty continued into Spector’s superhero career.His military time added expertise in Judo, Kung Fu, and Savate which is actually known as French kickboxing, which is equal to Olympian-level gymnastics. He’s gained a knowledge of how to damage the human body to the point that he can take down an enemy with a single blow to a nerve cluster. So he is not to be taken lightly at all.

Not to forget, when in case of weaponry, from pistols to machine guns and sniper rifles, he can even wield the heavy duty stuff like grenade launchers and bazookas. He’s also highly proficient with swords, knives, bows, chains, and much more. Bottom line: if it can be used as a weapon, Moon Knight knows how to use it with tremendous mastery. He’s also an expert pilot, and has skills in deduction and interrogation. So you can say, he is not afraid to spill some blood of every scum bag. He is not afraid to get dirty, doesn’t even care that he has to better as long as the job gets done.

High Tech Gear

Well he is rich, thanks to his persona of Steven Grant who can afford some good weaponry like Moon Copter,

Grappling Hook,Crescent Darts. Gosh I love the Crescent Darts, they are so effective.

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He also used a moon-themed motorcycle and limousine.

Wearing White

He likes to wear white for one simple reason-He wants his enemies to see him coming. So he does not prefer stealth like Spider-Man or Daredevil.He wants his enemies to fear him.

Powers

Just because he dresses white and have cool weaponry and gadgets, doesn’t mean he don’t have powers. Let me talk about his powers.He can lift around two tons. His strength varies depending on the phase of the moon and the added strength makes him extra durable.

Additionally, he has a low-level healing factor, similar to Iron Fist; he’s able to manipulate his chi so he can heal faster. Along with his already impressive fighting skills, Marc has a ridiculous tolerance to pain, as seen when he won a fight immediately after the villain Midnight had rammed his hand into Marc’s back and messed with his bones. Additionally, he’s immune to telepathic assaults.

Avengers Membership

Marc Spector joined the West Coast Avengers at the behest of Khonshu, serving alongside the likes of Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Wonder Man, and others. Spector got swept up in an adventure where the West Coast Avengers were transported back in time to ancient Egypt, and had to find a way home. He stayed with the team for two years.

Not only that, when MU(Marvel Universe) got upside down and crazy, Steve Rogers was given Nick Fury’s job people called him Commander Steve Rogers. Cap created a new team of Avengers called “Secret Avengers” which as name suggests focusing on covert ops. But this didn’t last after that he gone his own way. Then again, he joined Avengers to help the Pheonix Force who wreaked havoc by using X-Men’s bodies and Namor.

Punishment for Worse Criminals

You think Punisher does worst to his criminals? Nope this guy tops it.In a way, that no one can thinks about it. He got so much of sick of serial rapists, child abusers, and their ilk, Spector leaped over the edge in taking the law into his own hands, meting out punishment as he saw fit. His punishment? Carving his crescent moon symbol into the foreheads of the guilty. Not only did he peel away a moon-shaped piece of their flesh, he did it more than once if the criminal was a repeat offender.

Another fact you want to hear? When a sad and cry baby criminal complains to the police about MK having dug a chunk out of his head, the detective investigating MK’s work shows him photos of others the vigilante has doled out similar punishment to. And to the criminal’s shock, some of the photos show men with as many as three or four moons cut into their heads. ooof that’s going to leave a mark.

Cut Off Face

Once upon a time in comic,Moon Knight #2 As Bushman advanced for the kill, Moon Knight tossed a crescent dart, which sunk into Bushman’s neck. After Bushman fell, Spector climbed on top of him and produced another razor-sharp dart. Bushman’s supervillain mask was a visage of a face that had had its skin removed but then it come to realisation that it was just a mask. Moon Knight made it permanent by cutting Bushman’s actual face off. Gosh Calm Down.

Current Run

Now there is a new event in MU. Where people of two different heroes combine together and make one hero itself. Not that much great, but their looks are awesome. I knew Spider-Man and Moon Knight will come together and see this is the result.

His name is Arachknight. Don’t know much about the story how it happens. But my favorite getting this kind of fusion, I kind of liked it.

Fun Fact
In Ultimate Spider-Man, Peter Parker(Spider-Man) called him a loonie. I can understand why. But Moon Knight likes the Spider-Man when he get the menace tag.

James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) wanted to work on a Moon Knight film, but now there is no hope as he got fired.

Hope you like these facts about him. Now all of these facts, do you think a TV Show would be suitable or Movie? Let me know in the comments. Hope you like the character now, if you don’t let me know.