Since Marvel ended its Netflix adventures canceling all of its shows there (Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and The Punisher) there’s been plenty of rumors about the destiny of them. Kevin Feige seemed excited about the possibility of having some members of The Defenders (all of the Netflix Marvel shows but The Punisher) at the MCU. There’s been some speculation about a potential revival fo Daredevil at Disney+, and rumor has it that both Iron Fist and Luke Cage will reboot in one of the Disney-owned streaming platforms (Hulu or Disney+).
Now, the latest rumor regarding those characters is that The Punisher may reboot at Hulu. Considering the necessarily R-rated nature of Frank Castle, it would hardly fit with the MCU’s PG-13 style.
However, Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox led to rumors of Marvel venturing into R-rated films with Deadpool. Similarly, according to We Got This Covered, it may follow the same way with The Punisher with a continuation of the Netflix show via Hulu.
Marvel Studios also want The Punisher in the MCU films, but that seems a little odd. The essence of the character hardly fits into a PG-13 film. However, the rumored Hulu revival would fit nicely to continue exploring one of its most famous anti-heroes without sacrificing its tone.
The news is not yet confirmed so it’s not known which cast members would return besides Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/The Punisher. The project is still in discussion phases but it seems that Marvel Studios is quite interested in going forward with it. We Got This Covered says the source that broke the news to them was the same that told them about She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and the Obi-Wan TV show before they all were announced, so it seems as a trustworthy source.