This is absolutely wonderful.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
This will sure to get the superhero rumor mill going!
Marvel seems to be on top of the world right now, especially with the recent success of Avengers: Age of Ultron. So it comes as no surprise that everyone wants to jump on board and be part of their Marvel-ous universe!
Tom Hardy recently sat down with Collider and had a quick chat about which Marvel character he'd really like to play! In response to a statement regarding Warner Brothers plethora of superhero movies coming out and Hardy's chances of landing in another superhero flick, the Englishman had this to say:
"I want The Punisher… I want The Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something…I don't know what I want."
He later went on to point out that he felt he wasn't big enough for The Punisher as he points out he only stands at 5'9, but he'd love to play him anyway! We think that Hardy's grittiness, and acting talent far outweighs his slightly smaller stature.
Now could be the time to give the Punisher another shot though, especially since Marvel finally has the rights back for the character. During the early 2000's, there were two sub-par attempts of films, both released by Lionsgate– 2004's The Punisher in which Thomas Jane played the title character and 2008's rated R take, Punisher: War Zone which starred Ray Stevenson.
With the success of Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix, it would seem like Punisher might be best served on the small screen, but who knows, with a name like Tom Hardy and being as good as he is, we might see a 5'9 Frank Castle yet!