Thomas Jane's Punisher Returns With One Mighty Bottle Of Jack

You have to admire a man who enjoys a role he played so much he stars in what is essentially a big-budget fan film based on the character. Thomas Jane wouldn't mind being Marvel Comics' Punisher again, and he's got Ron Pearlman and an unbreakable bottle of Jack backing him up.

Thomas Jane was a fine selection for the role of Frank Castle in 2004's The Punisher and its rather good video game tie-in. It's not his fault that movie execs decided he needed a little more incentive to go over the edge, transforming a poignant scene in which his immediate family is killed into a ridiculous carnival of carnage at the Castle family reunion. One could almost hear the film producers, "Well, doesn't he have an uncle? An aunt? A niece? They could support him. Kill them too."

He also had to deal with John Travolta as a villain, and that's never a good thing.

But Jane wouldn't mind taking back the role picked up by Ray Stevenson in 2008's Punisher: War Zone, so he's created this tribute to the character.

"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."

Already more people have enjoyed this than ever saw War Zone, so Jane and pals are headed in the right direction. More, please.

Watch Thomas Jane as the Punisher in new short film [Live for Films]


    Of the three actors to play Castle that I'm aware of, Thomas Jane is my favorite. I thought he was the least absurd and his movie the most endurable. Though that last part is mostly due to getting to see him murder Travolta... man that movie took so many missteps.

    But that barely-tied-in tie-in game with Jane's voice? THAT was awesome.

      And that 10 minute short film had more gore and violence and crime than the entire movie he was in :-P

    Wow. Thanks so much for posting that, I'd hate to have missed it. So much awesome for a Tuesday morning.

    I thought war zone was the best Punisher film and best portrayal.

      Damn right. Ray was the best Punisher, not Jane.w

    Batman music in a Punisher fan movie... weird.

    If movies were this short, and this bad ass, i might actually go to the cinemas more than once a year.

    His punisher movie was proberly the best one, i even watched the one with Dolph Lungeron. Although John Travolta seemed like the odd one out i still like his better then 'WarZone'

    that was AMAZING!!!!

    Come on God...answer me, why are the guilty alive and the innocent dead...wher eis justice, wher eis punishment, or have you already answered, have you already said to the world, here is punishment, here is justice, here in me..........

    Best movie quote ever :)

    Jane is a sexy beast - loved is punisher!!!!! Could only be more better with more nakidity, please?

    I'd love to see Thomas Jane take on the punisher role again and have Marvel make the film.

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