Ray Stevenson Cast as The Punisher!
by Alex Billington
July 22, 2007
For those of you who are followers of The Punisher films, or at least liked the first one, the news came as a shock in May when Thomas Jane announced he had left the sequel. After two months of silence, a scooper at Latino Review has pinned down who the replacement Frank Castle / Punisher will be - Ray Stevenson of "Rome" and King Arthur fame.
It was also confirmed back in June that Lexi Alexander was the new director for the sequel, meaning finally everything has come together to get this made, right at the eve of Comic-Con next week. However, whether or not it's still aiming to hit the big screen by the end of the summer, that's not confirmed. However, the film is supposed to start production in Montreal at some point this year, but nothing has been confirmed.
Ray Stevenson will be the third actor to play Frank Castle / The Punisher, the first two being Dolph Lundgren in the 1989 film and Thomas Jane in the 2004 film.