Friday, March 18, 2016

Marvel's Punisher A Netflix Original Series Fan Cast

Series Developer and Showrunner: the show's creator, is in charge of running the show. They pick the crew and help cast the actors, approve and sometimes write series plots (some even write or direct major episodes). Various other producers help to ensure that the show runs smoothly.

     Steven S DeKnight [Notable Works: Spartacus, Daredevil {Season 1}, Smallville]: Steve wants to do the Punisher. He’s got the heart for it and he steered a ship that was in the process of sinking, having lost its primary showrunner to a lower producing credit, to full critical acclaim. It’s very easy to imagine Marvel would give him the Punisher, after having done amazing shows like Spartacus and Daredevil he’s certainly a great talent to handle the Punisher.

Series Composer: A film score (also sometimes called film music, background music, or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film. The score forms part of the film's soundtrack, which also usually includes dialogue and sound effects, and comprises a number of orchestral, instrumental or choral pieces called cues which are timed to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene in question.

     Paul Leonard-Morgan [Notable Works: Dredd, Limitless {T.V. Series and Film}, Legendary]: Paul’s music is absolutely astounding. His score for Dredd is multi-dimensional and layered. He scored a Sci-Fi franchise theme, An Action Thriller, a high octane action movie, and a coming of age story. He’s really put things together. I think he could give a score for Punisher that would be iconic, fitting, and even catchy.

Frank Castle/The Punisher [Height: 6' 1", Age: 30's-40's]: A veteran in time of combat, Frank Castle became a vigilante after seeing his wife and children gunned down for accidentally observing a Mafia "hit". Since then, he has devoted his life to the task of destroying organized crime wherever he finds it. Although he aids many heroes in their quests, they often come into conflict over his way of dealing with crime.

Jon Bernthal [Height: 5' 10", Age: 39, Notable Works: The Walking Dead, Daredevil (Season 2), Snitch]: Jon is The Punisher, I said it years ago, Marvel said it, we know it.

David Linus Lieberman/Microchip [Height: 5' 8", Age: 40's-50's]: Microship, or David Linus Lieberman as was his true name, was a former weapons engineer. He was also especially skilled in the use of computers and technology. He became the Punisher's sidekick for a long duration in the start of the Punisher's career.

     Brendan Patrick Connor [Height: 6’ 1”, Age:  N/A, Notable Works: ER, Trooper, Small Time]: Brendan is a strong actor, I caught him in a few here and there appearances and I always remembered him visually. Finally I caught an Episode of NCIS and I took it upon myself to research him and then go back on his work and listen to him. He’s a great talent and he’s perfect for a role like Microchip and would actually mesh really well with Jon’s Punisher.

Joan The Mouse [Height: N/A, Age: 20's-30's]: Joan is an ultra-shy neighbor of The Punisher's who believes him to be man a named John Smith the alias which Frank Castle is using living in the apartment complex. Joan is terrified living in New York City with its high crime rate and is extremely insecure and lonely. She bakes cookies and pies just to go over to Frank's apartment so she can talk to him for the sake of having someone to talk to. One day while opening the door to her apartment she sees a massive blood trail in the hallway leading to Mr. Smith's room and Joan decides to enter to see if he is okay.

     Aubrey Plaza [Height: 5’ 6”, Age: 31, Notable Works: Legion, Parks and Recreations, The Legend of Korra]: I really like Aubrey, she’s a strong talent and has really shown some great comedic chops and I think she has some more deeper and emotional work to do. Casting on Joan, when I came across Aubrey in my searching it was insanely hard, if not impossible, for me to really even consider anyone else and seeing that she’s a wonderful actress and I think this would be a role that can show what she really has inside of her as an actress.

Spacker Dave [Height: N/A, Age: 20's-30's]: One day Joan found a badly wounded Frank Castle and she asked Spacker Dave for assistance. Spacker Dave immediately recognized him to be the Punisher, Dave suggested that they don't call the police or bring Frank to any hospitals because of the high possibility that the mobsters that injured frank would still be looking for him and they would start at hospitals and most likely have police officers in their pockets. Soon after two mafia members with the task to find the Punisher showed up at Spacker Dave's apartment door. He opened the door and they barged in and tied him up. They asked him where the Punisher was, using brute force to try to extract the information. Dave refused to answer. The mobsters proceeded to rip all of his piercings from his face. Despite the excruciating pain Spacker Dave never caved in and was eventually saved from the criminals by the Punisher.

     Aaron Paul [Height: 5' 8", Age: 36, Notable Works: Breaking Bad, Need For Speed, Last House On The Left]: I think Spacker Dave is really just a perfect character for Aaron to play. It's not super vulgar but it's very spiritually fun, and that's what worked for him as Jesse Pinkman. It was fun for Aaron, as an actor to explore these areas and I think that’s what would work for him as Jesse. He's a great actor and he certainly would be perfect.

Nathan Bumpo [Height: N/A, Age: 30's-40's]: A tenant in the apartment building where Castle lived for a time under the name of John Smith. Grossly overweight and requiring Castle's help to get through the door of his apartment, Mr. Bumpo once suffered a heart attack and the paramedics had to destroy part of the building's wall and use a crane to take him to the hospital. Shortly after he was released, the Russian attacked Castle at his home. After a vicious fight, Castle used Bumpo to smother him, doing so for thirty minutes. Castle later left him a share of Gnucci's money, and was said by Joan to be living in a clinic in Albany after "something important fell out of his bottom."

     Tyler Labine [height: 6’ 0”, Age: 37, Notable Works: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Reaper]: I saw Tyler, and I know I cast Anthony Anderson before, but I saw Tyler, and watched Tucker and Dale for the 100th time and I just fell in love with his character, and While he’s lost a lot of weight, he’s still a bit big and could really bring the fun and the energy to Bumpo and it could really work for him. He was impressive as Hell in Apes, and I think this is a role working well for him.

Jen Cooke [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: Jen Cooke was raised by an alcoholic mother in New York City; because of her childhood experiences with her mother she has had many failed relationships in her life. Growing up she decided to become a social worker to try and help those in New York City who are less fortunate. She routinely works in her spare time at soup kitchens helping to feed the homeless in the city. Jen also does presentations about sexual slavery rings going on in New York City trying to raise awareness of the plight of women forced into prostitution.

Sonequa Martin-Green [Height: N/A, Age: 30, Notable Works: Toe to Toe, The Walking Dead, Yelling to the Sky]: She is a lovely actress who has the humanity in her character to play this role. I really enjoyed what she's done with her role in Walking Dead and it has certainly proven she can handle this role.

Viorica [Height: N/A, Age: Teens]: Viorica was born in Moldova and abducted from her village as young girl and forced to become a prostitute in the capital Chişinău. When she was first captured she was raped by four men for 24hrs then told she would now start working as a prostitute. During her time as prostitute she eventually became pregnant and was worried that the beatings and constantly being raped would cause her to lose her child. She eventually is brought to meet Tiberiu Bulat who sexually assaults her and decides to buy her. Before coming to America she ends up having her baby which the Slavers in New York City kept from her and only allowed her to see once a week.

Kaya Scodelario [Height: 5' 6", Age: 23, Notable Works: Skins, Maze Runner, Moon]: Kaya is a wonderfully talented actress and could certainly be a wonderful choice for Viorica. I think it could be a deeply personal choice for Kaya and it would let her play a very Jodey Foster-like role and show her as a serious dramatic actress, setting her apart from the teen flavor of the week and become a serious actress that will continue to get work because of her massive talent.

Kathryn O’Brien [Height: N/A, Age: 30's-40's]: Kathryn O'Brien was a CIA agent until illegal operations were exposed, after capturing Frank Castle aka The Punisher led to a run in with mafia boss Nicky Cavella and his goons, which then turned into a bloodbath at a New York hotel. Serving 2 years in prison, she escaped and ran into Frank Castle again when she discovered that her ex-husband, Bill Rawlins, had been hired to assassinate the notorious vigilante. She had worked within the CIA at Rawlins side in the past only to be betrayed and left for dead in Afghanistan at the mercy of terrorists, where she was taken prisoner and raped until she managed to get away. Her main goal was ultimate revenge on all the low-lives with no value for human life that took advantage of her, which was why she found a kindred spirit in The Punisher.

     Jennifer Carpenter [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 36, Notable Works: Dexter, Limitless, Quarantine]: Jennifer is a wonderful actress, probably one of my favorite and I felt it was Necessary for her to be in this cast, and Modeling it after the tone Bernthal is set and she really felt like the absolute perfect choice for this role. She’s such a strong actress and a powerful worker that she could knock this role out of the park.

William Roth [Height: 5’ 6” {Estimated}, Age: 30’s-40’s]: A C.I.A. agent who was Kathryn O'Brien's partner. He helped her in many difficult situations, including the one in which she broke out of jail.

     Eric Ladin [Height: N/A, Age: 38, Notable Works: American Sniper, The Killing, Boardwalk Empire]: He’s a fun actor, I like his work in the Killing and he had a role in American Sniper, after doing some great work in American Sniper. He’s a strong actor and fits the kind of role that Roth fills, it’s not just appropriate but also perfectly fitted.

Yorkie Mitchell [Height: 6’ 1” (Estimated), Age: 50’s]: Yorkie Mitchell was a soldier in the British Army's elite Special Air Service before being recruited into MI6. Mitchell saved Frank from being burned alive by the War. He later assisted Castle with the help of Andy Lorimer to take down the four Irish Gangs in New York City. Yorkie was later stationed in Afghanistan, providing security for ex-Talibans who had turned informants to the Western coalition. He helped Castle again and subsequently lost his job when he released Kathryn O'Brien. Yorkie was killed with his wife by Barracuda when they were tortured for information about Castle.

     Iain Glenn [Height: 6’ 1”, Age: 54, Notable Works: Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Kick Ass 2]: Iain is a fantastic actor and does wonderful work in his performances. He’s done great work in Games of Thrones and he could be a great asset. He’s become one of a few Thespians. He’s certainly a great choice for Yorkie and could play him as he was written with Dimension.

Andy Lorimer [Height: 6’ 0” {Estimated}, Age: 20’s-30’s]: Andy Lorimer followed in his father's footsteps and joined the British military. His father was killed by an IRA terrorist and his father's friend Yorkie Mitchell takes him to NYC to get his revenge against his father's murderer.

     Aml Ameen [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 30, Notable Works: Sense 8, The Maze Runner, The Butler]: Anyone that has seen Sense 8 has probably noticed him. He’s a young actor that is really finding his stride and becoming something great. He’s got a strong profile to start and a role like Andy really fits for him.

Henry Russo [Height: N/A, Age: 20’s]: Henry Russo had a traumatic childhood in the presence of his abusive, violent alcoholic father. A petty criminal who used to come and go as he pleased and never seemed to care that he had a family. His mother was also driven to alcoholism, living in fear of what the father of her child would do next One day, after having litter of housecats, Henry's father threatened to kill his mother if Henry wouldn't drown the cats in the sink, which he did. Billy Russo wanted to teach his son through traumatisms and bad memories. Not surprisingly, as an adult, he lived the straight edge lifestyle. Anything to make sure he never turned into Billy Russo aka Jigsaw!

     Cameron Monaghan [Height: 5’ 11”, Age: 22, Notable Works: Gotham, Law and Order SVU {1 Episode}, Shameless]: I like the kid, I might not like Jerome but I think he can actually give a performance and could do a wonderful job playing a scarred figure who is a good person. I think he fits for the role and could really make himself look better than his other roles have. It seems like he’s been typecast as Crazy or unhinged and it’s always veered negative that it would help for him to play a good person for once.

Norah Winters [Height: N/A, Age: 30’s]: Norah Winters is a young reporter who just started out at the Daily Bugle. Her first assignment was with Peter Parker, better known as the Amazing Spider-man. She has a spontaneous and outgoing personality, often bringing a smile to the people she meets.

     Anna Torv [Height: 5’ 8”, Age: 36, Notable Works: Fringe, Heavenly Sword, Love is Now]: Anna is fantastic. It’s hard to describe her as otherwise. She’s had fun in her roles and really fits for the MCU. Her role as Norah she could really make a wonderful performance in Norah. She could fill a role like Ben did in Daredevil and she could build off that and do something special.

Rachel Alves/The Punisher [Height: 5’ 10” {Estimated}, Age: 30’s]: Rachel Cole, US Marine veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, returned home to marry Dr. Daniel Alves. Two hours after their wedding, she, her husband, family and friends were all gunned down. The sole survivor, she took her husband’s name and sought revenge, consequently allying herself with The Punisher!

     Jessica Stroup [Height: 5’ 8”, Age: 29, Notable Works: The Following, 90210, Prom Night]: This is my first time casting Alves. Looking for her I wanted someone younger, who has a sense of hope and purpose. I think Jessica is the perfect actress for Rachel. She’s strong and has pretty much every quality in what I wanted for Rachel. She’s a powerful actress and her work in The Following was fantastic and she’s really elevated her talents. She would be absolutely perfect.

Lt. George Washington Bridge [Height: 6’ 1”, Age: 60’s-70’s]: G.W. Bridge enlisted to serve in the US military during the Vietnam War when he was only seventeen years old. Older, weary and close to retirement, when G.W. Bridge was ordered to hunt down the infamous vigilante Frank Castle, The Punisher.

     Ernie Hudson [Height: 6’ 0”, Age: 70, Notable Works: Oz, The Crow, Ghostbusters]: He’s a legend. He’s done fantastic work and has really become a legend. He’s consistent in giving strong multi-layered performances. He’s perfect for a role Like Bridge, he could make him someone as interesting on TV as Morgan Freeman had for Se7en.

Det. Walter Bolt [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: Walter Bolt was an officer in an N.Y.P.D. drug task force. One day, he and his partner were undercover performing what they thought would be routine surveillance of a meeting. The meet went bad, and violence broke out. Punisher intervened, stopping Bolt from doing something stupid and wisely pulling the alarm to get civilians clear before the shooting began. When the firefight broke out, Bolt froze but Punisher used his weapon to put down the gang, but it did not save Bolt's partner. After the debriefing, Bolt took the credit for saving the bystanders and the expert shooting, but what the NYPD didn't know was that he had since that day become an informant for the vigilante.

     Desmond Harrington [Height: 5' 10", Age: 39, Notable Works: Dexter, Wrong Turn, The Dark Knight Rises]: I love Desmond. He's a fun and very enjoyable actor to watch. I enjoyed him in Dexter and I really think this would be a wonderful role for him to take. He's certainly got the talent.

Det. Martin Soap [Height: N/A, Age: 30's-40's]: Detective Martin Soap was originally shown as a luckless incompetent cop in the NYPD. He was assigned to catch the Punisher because the NYPD knew that Soap was too big of a loser to ever accomplish the task. When Detective Martin Soap first meets the Punisher they made with Soap giving the Punisher information and Soap getting information. The information Soap received from Frank Castle got him promoted to chief of police. Later on Martin Soap was black mailed by the Mayor's office and demoted back to his original rank and reassigned to the Punisher task force.

     Aaron Staton [Height: 6’ 1”, Age: 35, Notable Works: L.A. Noire, Mad Men, Preservation]: Aaron is about the most perfect looking and talented actor that you could ever get for Martin Soap. His voice is perfect, his look and his stature for the role. He was amazing in Mad Men and has really had some fun and did an amazing job in that show, with Soap he would be amazing for it.

Det. Molly Von Richtofen  [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: Lt. Molly Von Richthofen is a lieutenant in the New York City Police Department who is unable to go higher in rank due to her combative personality and lack of respect for fellow police officers. She is openly gay and has refused the advances of a police commissioner which happened to become public knowledge and has been given impossible assignments to complete as punishment.

     Laura Prepon [Height: 5' 10". Age: 35, Notable Works: That 70's Show, Karla, Orange Is The New Black]: Laura is a wonderful actress that overall seemed just absolutely perfect. She has the look and the overall feel of the character. I know she would be pretty well loved in the role. She has the personal strength and the dramatic talent to pull this off.

Officer Marci Miller [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 30’s-40’s]: A Career police officer, she’s a patrol (wo)man partnered with Russ Parker since the academy. After an Initial confrontation from The Punisher she is drafted into the Punisher Task Force.

     Allison Tolman [eight: 5’ 6”, Age: 34, Notable Works: Fargo, The Gift, Fresno]: She was amazing in Fargo and has gained so much critical acclaim it was shocking. She’s got the talent to play the role, and it would let her actually get a little more strength and play it a little more of a person who doesn’t take guff from anyone.

Officer Russ Parker [Height: 5’ 8”, Age: 30’s-40’s]: A career officer, an openly gay officer often the victim of ridicule and jokes, and often attacks anyone who insults his partner.

     Jordan Peele [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 37, Notable Works: Key and Peele, Wanderlust, Fargo]: He’s a fantastic comedian, and The role was never really much of anything but some comedic relief for an otherwise grim and dark storyline. He’s really talented as an actor and was amazing in his performance in Fargo, I’d love to see more of his Fargo Character and would do an absolutely wonderful job for Russ Parker.

Warden Jerome Gerty [Height: N/A, Age: 60's]: Director of Ryker's Island Prison and a figure-head member of the Trust.

Kelsey Grammer [Height: 6' 1", Age: 59, Notable Works: Fraiser, Transformers Age of Extinction, Boss]: Kelsey is a very powerful and very demanding actor. He commands attention every time he comes on screen and is long overdue for a proper MCU role, despite being a perfect and iconic Beast.

Tommy [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 30’s]: Assistant to Warden Gerty, and a member of the trust, believing in their mission.

     Jay Baruchel [Height: 6’ 2”, Age: 33, Notable Works: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Robocop, Man Seeking Woman]: He was great as Pope in Robocop. He’s done some pretty impressive work as an actor and could certainly take the role and make it something fun or interesting.

Alex Alaric [Height: N/A, Age: 40's]: A member of the Trust, assisting them in creating Punishers.

     Michael C Hall [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 45, Notable Works: Gamer, Dexter, Cold in July]: Hall is an actor I can’t get enough of. He is a strong and talented actor who’s done some amazing work and has really developed a great talent as an actor and could make Alaric a very lively character.

Marcus Coriander [Height: N/A, Age: 40's]: Alaric's soldier training other mob killing vigilantes that dress as the Punisher.

     Warren Christie [Height: 6’ 2”, Age: 40, Notable Works: Apollo 18, Alphas, October Road]: Warren is a big guy and has some size to him which was what I was really interested in for Marcus. He’s got the right size and look to play Marcus and does a strong work.

Texas [Height: N/A, Age: 70's]: A high Ranking boss in the Trust organization and Alaric's contact in the Trust.

Don Johnson [Height: 5' 11", Age: 66, Notable Works: Miami Vice, Django Unchained, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series]: Don is an iconic actor, He does wonderful work and is a pop icon of the 1980's. He does well and wonderful in his performances and would be a great addition to an MCU styled project.

Nolo Contendre [Height: 6’ 1” {Estimated}, Age: 30’s-40’s]: High level hitman from Detroit. Broke into the peace peace conference organized by Charlie Siciliano after the mob internal struggle triggered by the announcement of Wilson Fisk's death in the Daily Bugle. Started shooting at the bosses before the Punisher starts fighting him. He shots the Punisher in his kevlar bulletproof vest. They fight in the subway and Nolo starts shooting at innocent civilians. The Punisher finally defeats him and Nolo dies beheaded by the subway doors.

     Kevin Alejandro [Height: 5’ 11”, Age: 39, Notable Works: Arrow, Cassadaga, Safelight]: Kevin is a fun actor, and getting to see his work I really thought this would be a role fit for him. He’s a great actor and has done some marvelous work in True Blood, and Arrow kinda stalled him because it didn’t use his full potential, this could absolutely get his potential expressed.

Angela [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: A vixen who worked for the mob as an assassin and later brought in to work for the criminal brainwash group known as the "Trust"

     Maggie Q [Height: 5’ 6”, Age: 36, Notable Works: Nikita, Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator Salvation]: She is one of the most beautiful actresses and has become a performer who does wonderful work in her work. She does roles that fit her wonderfully and she could make this character a person, which was important to her character’s arc in the comics.

Don Carlo Cervello [Height: N/A, Age: 60's-70's]: A Ryker's Island inmate who crossed paths with the Punisher and became a target of the Punisher in Rykers.

David Morse [Height: 6' 4", Age: 60, Notable Works: The Green Mile, Disturbia, House {Certain Episodes}]: David is an actor I have really wanted to see in a Marvel role. He's a great but underrated actor. I think he can fit a bunch of different roles and would be an amazing actor to see in a role like Don Cervello to allow him to create a new role.

Gregario [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: Don Cervello's top enforcer behind bars, protecting him.

     Sam Malone [Height: 6’ 0”, Age: 32, Notable Works: American Ultra, Remember Sunday, When the Game Stands Tall]: Sam is a strong actor and really fits this role about as well as anyone could. He’s done some strong work especially being fun in American Ultra, he would do perfectly well as Gregario.

Mule [Height: 6’ 3”, Age: 40’s-50’s]: A prison brute who is unfortunate enough to become the Punisher’s Cell Mate.

     Randy Couture [Height: 6’ 2”, Age: 52, Notable Works: The Unit {T.V. Series, 2 Episodes}, Haiwaii Five-Oh {T.V. Series, 2 Episodes}, The Expendables]: Randy is a fun actor and really looks exactly like the character, but also does strong work as an actor. I think this is a role that fits him and his limitations as an actor.

Charlie Siciliano [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 50’s]: Charlie is an important gangster in Manhattan. He manipulates his nephew Tony Massera to go after Frank Castle and avenge his father's death.

     Mark Sheppard [Height: 5 ‘9”, Age: 51, Notable Works: Leverage, Supernatural, Bionic Woman]: Mark is a favorite of mine, he’s got a classic mob actor look, and does a wonderful job in his performances, it would be fantastic to see him join the MCU.

Simon Ejszaka [Height: 6’ 0”, Age: 60’s]: One of the bosses of the upper east coast. He wants to control Spanish Harlem. The Punisher forces him to accept the invitation to the new peace conference set up by Charlie Siciliano. Ejszaka tips Castle about Marcus Coriander, a new boss who appeared suddenly.

     Jimmy Smits [Height: 6’ 3”, Age: 60, Notable Works: Dexter, NYPD Blue, Sons of Anarchy]: I’m a fan of Smits, he’s a strong actor that does strong layered work with his characters and does well despite bad writing and elevates good writing. Seeing him play someone as dirty as Simon might be fun for him, he did play a villain in Sons of Anarchy and Dexter, so he’s got the edge for it.

Tomas Santiago [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 30’s-40’s]: One of the bosses of the upper east coast. Tomas seems to have some moral values, the business is limited to running gambling and sharking loans, no drugs or prostitution.

     Wilmer Valderrama [Height: 5’ 8”, Age: 36, Notable Works: That 70’s Show, Minority Report, From Dusk Till Dawn]: Wilmer has done a wonderful job in From Dusk Till Dawn, he’s developed a darker edge to his performances. He did amazing as Carlos and could really bring something special in a character as Santiago.

Tony Massera [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 30’s]: Son of the gangster Mickey Massera. A Med student, he is manipulated by his uncle Charlie Siciliano who wants him to avenge the death of his father, killed by the Punisher.

     Milo Ventimiglia [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 38, Notable Works: Gotham, Heroes, Rocky Balboa]: Milo is a great actor, and Gotham didn’t do much with him and would be absolutely wonderful as Tony and would get to play a little more than Gotham did.

Billy Russo/Jigsaw [Height: 6' 1", Age: 30's-40's]: Former Assassin Billy "The Beaut" Russo, his face was ripped to shred and when pieced back together gave him a frightening new appearance and adopted a new name Jigsaw!

Walton Goggins [Height: 5' 10", Age: 44, Notable Works: The Shield, Justified, Predators]: Walton might not be convincing as a character nicknamed "The Beaut" and I really think Walton is a great enough actor that he doesn't need to be ultra-handsome to stick in that role. I love him in Justified, and I think he would be absolutely dynamic in that role. He does such a wonderfully genius villain, that he would be Iconic and darkly interesting as Jigsaw. He would be fun and energetic but threatening and dark. He would be perfect as Jigsaw.

Frank Payne/Constrictor [Height: 5’ 11”, Age: 30’s]: A former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent sent undercover, Constrictor soon became what he was trying to stop. Since joining the Initiative he has lost his arms and had them replaced with cybernetic implants that incorporate his trademark weapon of electrified metal coil whips.

     Joe Anderson [Height: 5’ 11”, Age: 33, Notable Works: Hannibal, Horns, The Crazies]: I like Joe, he plays some really messed up characters and is really fun in his performances. He does wonderful job in his performance and would do absolutely wonderful playing such a crazy and weird character.

Lonnie Lincoln/Tombstone [Height: 6’ 7”, Age: 40’s]: The cold, tall and monstrous looking villain who takes pride in his grim and death-like appearance, Lonnie Thompson Lincoln is a criminal enforcer who uses methods of intimidation and murder under the deserving nickname of Tombstone.

     Demore Barnes [Height: 6’ 3” {Estimated}, Age: 39, Notable Works: Hannibal, Hemlock Grove, The Flash]: I saw the role of the work Demore did in Hannibal, and how cold and distanced it was and how he played that role, he was just perfect, he was everything I read into Tombstone. He could be too Tombstone what Vincent D’Onofrio was to Wilson Fisk.

Carl Burbank/Bushwacker [Height: 6' 1", Age: 40's]: A Psychopathic Assassin who was the result of a botched C.I.A. Experiment to create a human weapon.

     Diego Klattenhoff [Height: 5’ 11”, Age: 36, Notable Works: Pacific Rim, Homeland, The Blacklist]: He’s a strong performer and has made some fun spots in Pacific Rim and does wonderful in Homeland and The Blacklist. He’s wonderful and absolutely the perfect choice for Bushwacker.

Hammerhead [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 40’s]: After starting is criminal career as a Maggia hitman, the man now known as Hammerhead was beaten so badly in a fight that his skull was shattered. After finding him lying in an alleyway, Jonas Harrow replaced the young man's skull with one made of titanium, featuring a broad, flat top.

     Chris Messina [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 41, Notable Works: Devil, Argo, Live By Night]: Chris is a fun actor and does wonderful work. He’s a performer who can bring a sense of gravity to his performance and would be a great actor to introduce Hammerhead to the MCU.

Barricade [Height: 6’ 0”, Age: 40’s]: Barricade was a rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who tried to capture Captain America. He took a school bus hostage and persuaded Captain America to surrender.

     Coby Bell [Height: 6’ 3”, Age: 40, Notable Works: Burn Notice, The Game, Mad Dogs]: Coby is fun, and I like seeing him get more work, he’s done a great job in Burn Notice and would do a fantastic job in The Punisher as Barricade.

Ma Gnucci [Height: N/A, Age: 60's]: Ruthless Matriarch to the Gnucci Crime Syndicate. A true Sadist in every way imaginable, she sends the hunt for the Punisher to an all-time high once he starts attacking her organization, she uses the Commissioner to establish a Punisher Task Force capable of doing the job.

Katey Sagal [Height: 5' 9", Age: 62, Notable Works: Sons of Anarchy, Lost, Married With Children]: Anyone who has seen Sons of Anarchy knows why I would choose her. Her character in S.O.A. Is evil incarnate and would certainly explain why she would be perfect for Ma Gnucci. I think she does have that nasty side that makes her perfect for it and she could certainly take that evil and nasty appearance and transform Ma into the most frightening woman ever.

Bobby Gnucci [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: A frequent date rapist and runner of the Gnucci Prostitution ring.

David Faustino [Height: 5' 3", Age: 42, Notable Works: Married With Children, The Legend of Korra, The Boston Strangler]: I don't know why but I just see this as the best possible role to cast David in. He's certainly played characters that echo this personality and depravity. I think David would really get to show some serious acting chops and not get cut down comedically.

Carlo Gnucci [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: The youngest and most dimwitted son of Ma Gnucci, he sponges off her reputation. He is one of Ma's Favorite children and ends up being thrown off the Empire State building.

Fred Savage [Height: 5' 10", Age: 39, Notable Works: Goldmember, The Last Run, Generator Rex]: I like Fred. He's a fun actor and a child of the 1980's but also a smart and resourceful one. I think Fred is just about the perfect choice to play one of Ma Gnucci's favorite son.

The Russian [Height: 7' 2", Age: 40's]: the Russian was hired by the crime boss Ma Gnucci to eliminate the Punisher. He located him while the Punisher was moving out of his latest safe house, still recovering from severe wounds suffered in a previous battle with the Gnucci army. Almost unarmed and weak, Frank Castle was beaten severely by the Russian, who took the chance to enlighten the reader about his views on capitalism and American comic heroes and enjoyed the exercise immensely. During the course of the fight, though, the Punisher learned that the hired killer had a serious aversion towards hot things and later, when he was thrown through a door into his obese neighbor's (A man aptly named Mr. Bumpo) apartment, he used a very hot pizza to blind the Russian and then crushed him beneath Mr. Bumpo, until he died of asphyxiation. He is later seen with his head cut off.

Olga Kurklina [Height: 6' 1", Age: 44, Notable Work: Kick Ass 2]: First and foremost, the gender bending...  See I'm not sure how much bending I am doing considering that in the comics after his initial death his head was attached to a cybernetic body which was designed to be gendered as a female. Second, for anyone who hates Kick Ass 2, or just say they do without having seen it, it earned a spot on Quentin Tarantino's Top Movies of 2013, which few, if any, comic book movies have joined and if anyone knows a good movie Tarantino is certainly one. Now, on the choice... Olga is an absolute beast. Her work in Kick Ass 2 was absolutely wonderful. She really pulled herself in and made her character very threatening and monstrous. Yeah she's very short compared to the comic character but, the character's key feature was his strength.  She is wonderful for this role, she bares resemblance to the character and she has the right voice and the right accent. To explain her strength you could always say the Russian army experimented on her, it's not entirely out of place for the MCU and she does stand taller than Jon Bernthal, who is the Punisher. If you ask me, she would be wonderful as the Russian and her casting would certainly make the aspect of the Russian battle work in the MCU with the way it worked in the comics without sacrificing that element of "Horrific Clown Show" that the comic was pretty famous for.

Hector Redondo/The Holy [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: A psychopathic Reverend of the Catholic Church in Spanish Harlem. He makes frequent break into homicidal rages.

     Elliot Villar [Height: 6’ 2”, Age: 35, Notable Works: Mr. Robot, Gotham, American Odyssey]: I like Elliot, his work really shined in Mr. Robot, but I think he could do a lot more. I think The Holy is a role that fits him, He’s got an edge for it and he’s got a youth about him that reflects the character.

The Elite [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: Described as a Nazi by the Punisher, for his sadistic ways of keeping his neighborhood clean from any sort of filth.

Gabriel Macht [Height: 6' 0", Age: 42, Notable Works: The Spirit, Suits, Behind Enemy Lines]: I like Gabriel a lot. He's a fun actor who doesn't get enough credit. He's doing very well on Suits and I think there is a way to take that and transform him into a monster. I think he would do amazing as the Elite.

Mr. Payback [Height: N/A, Age: 40's]: A member of the Punisher Squad along The Elite and The Holy. He's a sloppy vigilante who caused the death of an innocent.

     Michael Cudlitz [Height: 6’ 2”, Age: 51, Notable Works: Band of Brothers, Southland, The Walking Dead]: He’s an awesome actor and honestly everything I envision of this character. He’s got the look, the voice, the presence, he’s got the entire experience of Payback in my mind that he’d be perfect for it.

Nicky Cavella [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: A mobster with the reputation of a psycho who got a score to settle with the Punisher after he ruined his plans for ascending the criminal hierarchy.

     Vincent Kartheiser [Height: 5’ 11”, Age: 37, Notable Works: Mad Men, In Time, The Unsaid]: If anyone could ever make so much money by playing a prick on T.V. it is Kathesier. He’s a great actor when his roles are immoral pricks, and that fits Nicky Cavella like a glove. He’s got the look, the age, and the presence to really play Nicky as Garth wrote him. He’d be an excellent Nicky Cavella.

Ink [Height: N/A, Age: 30's]: An insane mobster who follow the will of his Father, Pittsy, and his childhood friend Nicky Cavella.

Vincent Piazza [Height: 5' 11", Age: 38, Notable Works: Boardwalk Empire, Jersey Boys, Rocket Science]: Vincent is a great actor and I think he deserves a very quirky role and I think Ink fits. I think he could have much more appropriate range with Ink then he would be given in any other role. I think he fits it tonally and physically. He would make a very fun and very Max-esq Ink.

Carmine "Pittsy" Gazzera [Height: N/A, Age: 50's-60's]: A Psychopathic mobster who once worked for Nicky's Auntie Moe and late Nicky as he took over her enterprise.

Jonathan Banks [Height: N/A, Age: 67, Notable Works: Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreations, Wiseguy]: This is actually a perfect role for Jon. He is best known for his work in Breaking Bad, and I think that characterization is a perfect explanation for why he works for Pittsy. He's certainly a great actor and would no doubt be perfect for this role.

Teresa Gazzera/Teri [Height: N/A, Age: 50's]: Pittsy's sister and new Bodyguard to Nicky Cavella, madly inlove with her boss, and out of this world insane. She initially started working with Cavella in order to get her revenge on the Punisher for the murder of her brother.

Daryl Hannah [Height: 5' 10", Age: 54, Notable Works: Kill Bill, Blade Runner, Skin Traffik]: Daryl is a powerful actress, she has a sense of fun and could really reign in the right amount of crazy to make Teresa threatening and not over-the-top-silly character. She could certainly play this role and make it memorable!

William Rawlins [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 40’s]: William Rawlins was a corrupt Central Intelligence Agency officer who often had relationships with Mafioso Nicky Cavella as well as likely other men and women. He was also one of Kathryn O'Brien's ex-husbands; on their "honeymoon" (really a CIA operation in Afghanistan) he pushed her out of a helicopter into the hands of the Talibans to protect a shipment of heroin.

     Kirk Acevado [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 44, Notable Works: Oz, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 12 Monkeys]: Really, he’s just the only actor that felt like the character. A lot of great actors would fit this role, but none of them felt right. Kirk fit well, his voice, his actions, his body of work, it all fit the character. He’s shown some great talent and in Apes he was a highlight that made him work for Rawlins.

General Kreigkopf [Height: 6’ 1”, Age: 50’s]: General Kreigkopf was originally a general in the US Marine Corps but after being stripped of his command and rank and set up his own mercenary outfit with the help of the CIA on Grand Nixon Island. General Kriegkopf decided he wanted his mercenary outfit to get involved in terrorism viewing it as a way to dramatically increase his profits and scare nations to the point where they wouldn't try to interfere with his activities.

     Danny Huston [Height: 6’ 2”, Age: 53, Notable Works: Magic City, 30 Days of Night, American Horror Story]: This honestly feels like a Danny Huston role. He’s got the edge of the character down, and the feeling of the character down.  He’s done amazing work and would really do a fantastic job in this role. He’s got the commanding presence and really is a fun actor to watch.

General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov [Height: N/A, Age: 50's]: This man led massacres in Afghanistan and once during a raid a woman begged him to take care of her child. On the cliffs far away there were Mujahideen ready to attack. Zakharov walked slowly till the edge of a cliff and suddenly threw the baby downhill. This shocked everyone, even his own men and the hidden Mujahideen lost their mind when seeing this and blew their cover when starting to shoot at him but it ended in their death. This event earned him the title of 'Man of Stone'. Sometimes even killed his own soldiers.

Stephen Marcus [Height: 6' 4", Age: 53, Notable Works: Ninja Assassin, The Last Ferry, Interview with a Hitman]: Stephen has a real size to him that is very representative of Zakharov's. I think he has the right size and air about him in the manners of what he can get in the role. I think Stephen would be perfect for the role, he has both Size and skill set to fit in this role. Stephen would absolutely bring the Man of Stone alive.

Barracuda [Height: N/A, Age: 30's-40's]: The result of a savage upbringing and elite military training, Barracuda is a ruthless criminal and a killer for hire who haunted the Punisher for months.

Quinton Jackson [Height: 6' 1", Age: 36, Notable Works: A-Team, The Midnight Meat Train, Fire With Fire]: Quinton is a pretty good actor, I think he would do a fantastic job as Barracuda, I think it would just take him a while to get into it. I think he could certainly do Barracuda very, very right. I think there's possibilities that could take the character Places and Quinton is perfect for it. I would love to see him listen to N.W.A. And really try to channel Ice Cube in his performance, only cause that would help him channel the vulgarity of the character.

Tiberiu Bulat [Height: N/A, Age: 70's-80's]: Tiberiu Bulat was born in Romania and grew up to be a sadistic ruthless killer. He loves violence and killing and along with his son formed a mercenary outfit to kill Muslims in the Bosnian War. He later on joined his son and Vera Konstantin’s plan to create a forced prostitution ring in New York City.

Brian Cox [Height: 5' 7 1/2", Age: 69, Notable Works: Manhunter, X2: X-Men United, Red]: Brian is an amazing actor. I think he would be an amazing choice to play Tiberiu. I think he has the perfect skill set to play this role and I certainly think the ending of the Slavers arc, with Cox as Tiberiu would be an instant Emmy for Cox as an actor. He would be perfect as Tiberiu.

Cristu Bulat [Height: N/A, Age: 40's-50's]: Cristu Bulat was born in Romania and the son of Tiberiu Bulat. The two of them ran a mercenary company in the Bosnian War killing Muslims for profit. When NATO was about to get involved in the war knowing it would come to end quickly Cristu along with his love Vera Konstantin hatched a plan to create a forced prostitution ring. Cristu eventually included his father in the deal hoping it would calm him down and allow him to live out his life in relative peace.

Neil Maskell [Height: N/A, Age: 40, Notable Works: Kill List, Atonement, Basic Instinct 2]: Neil is a neat british actor that has done some pretty grime and grit movies. He fits a profile that attracts Marvel Producers and He has a size about him that would certainly fit the role.

Vera Konstantin [Height: N/A, Age: 40's]: Vera Konstantin is a Romanian who is romantically involved with Cristu Bulat. She and Cristu came up with the idea of creating a forced prostitution ring during the end of the Bosnian War. Unlike Cristu, she figured out not just the business idea of sexual slavery but how to make it work. She came up with the idea of "rape them to break them." Which she explained to Cristu that rapping and beating the kidnapped women they had would make them more controllable since they would be too scared to try and escape or lash out at them since they would be to afraid. Together the two of them along with Cristu's father Tiberiu Bulat formed the forced prostitution ring.

Carla Gugino [Height: 5' 5", Age: 44, Notable Works: Sin City, Watchmen, Spy Kids]: Carla is a lovely beast of an actress. She can really take on so many different roles and I think she needs a role that is as dark and as inherently evil as Vera. I think this role could give her a chance for a darker performance than Watchmen.

Det. Stu West [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 30’s-40’s]: A detective in the  NYPD Detective who is paid off by Bulat’s crew to control the cop’s involvement in their operations, and is tasked with forcing NYPD Captain to bring the Punisher Task Force together.

     Topher Grace [Height: 5’ 11”, Age: 37, Notable Works: That 70’s Show, Interstellar, American Ultra]: I’m one of few who really Like Topher, He’s a great actor and does a fantastic job in his performances. He’s really brought together a great body of work as an actor and yeah this might not make up for Spider-Man 3 but it’ll make you forgot his participation in it, He’s definitely deserving of another Comic role.

Finn Cooley [Height: N/A, Age: 50's]: Finn Cooley was an IRA explosives expert who was caught one of his own demolitions, and subsequently had his face blown off. As a result of this, he wears a protective mask to help the tissue of his face stick back onto his skull. A figure of some status in the irish mob, Cooley is both respected and feared by his compatriots. He is shown to be incredibly skilled with weapons, in particular fragmentation and explosive devices (excluding the one that caused his disfigurement) and conventional firearms.

Lars Mikkelsen [Height: 6' 3 1/2", Age: 50, Notable Works: Headhunters, Kira's Reason, Sherlock]: Lars is a fantastic actor, I think he has consistently done fantastic performances and He can certainly harness the evil and horribleness that represent Finn as a character and would really show Lars as a break out actor in the U.S.

Peter Cooley [Height: N/A, Age: 20's-30's]: Peter Cooley was an IRA terrorist who killed several British soldiers in Northern Ireland. He was disgusted by the IRA entering peace talks with British government and broke off from the group wanting to continue fighting the British. He visited his uncle Finn Cooley in Canada when his uncle got a letter about 10 million dollars an old Irish gangster in Hell's Kitchen left his uncle. Together they travel to New York City to go after the money with Peter wanting to use it to fund attacks against the British going not wanting the IRA to give up its war against the British.

     Colin O’Donoghue [Height: 5' 11", Age: 34, Notable Works: The Rite, Once Upon A Time, Storage 24]: Colin is a fantastic actor that hasn't seen much in the way of proper exposure. He's a smart actor and has a lot fun and well worked performances that would help the role of Peter Cooley appropriately appear in the series.

Maginty [Height: 6' 0", Age: 40's]: Maginty was originally born in Dublin and moved to the United States when he was a child. He grew up in Hell's Kitchen when he was a child under the watch of the cruel Irish Gangster Nesbitt who would repeatedly use racist slurs when Maginty was around. Later on Maginty formed his own gang trying to gain control of Hell's Kitchen. After old man Nesbitt died he mailed a letter to Maginty, the River Rats, Cooley, and the Westies of where he stashed 10 million dollars with each of them getting partial coordinates where the money was at. In the note it said he wanted them to work together to get the money.

     Michael James Shaw [Height: 6’ 2”, Age: N/A, Notable Works: Constantine, Limitless, Roots]: I liked his work as Papa Midnight, and it was really hard to find someone who I felt could do an accent and play a genuinely threatening figure. He’s a fantastic actor and would make Maginty more threatening than his other live action counterpart did.

Napper French [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 60’s-70’s]: A retired mafia interrogator, having been so vicious his bosses would vomit at his work, now a grandfather who’s made his family his world, dragged back into this life by force of Maginty.
     Bill Nighy [Height: 6’ 2”, Age: 66, Notable Works:  Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, He Knew He Was Right]: Bill is one of the best Actors to ever have lived, he is absolutely wonderful and does such amazing work, he would be absolutely fantastic in the role and would be perfect for Napper.

Dr. Stephanie Gerard [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 40’s-50’s]: The CEO of the Exchange.

     Lucy Lawless [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 47, Notable Works: Xena Warriors Princess, Spartacus Blood and Sand, Ash Vs Evil Dead]: Lucy has played a wonderfully villainous characters. Her work with such deprived characters has made her stand out more than Xena ever did for her. She would be absolutely exciting to see her as Gerard in such a show.

Christian Poulsen [Height: 6’ 0”, Age: 40’s]: One of the Exchange's leaders, the ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Stephanie Gerard's second-in-command.

     Anson Mount [Height: 6’ 1”, Age: 43, Notable Works: Crossroads, Non-Stop, Hell on Wheels]: Anson is a strong actor who does wonderful work,  He’s certainly a strong actor and would do wonderful work, He’s pretty strong as an actor and could definitely play this part to perfection.

Dove [Height: 5’ 8”, Age: 20’s-30’s]: Assistant to Dr. Gerard, who takes the reigns of the Exchange once her boss is killed.

     Teresa Palmer [Height: 5’ 6”, Age: 30, Notable Works: Warm Bodies, I Am Number Four, Point Break]: She’s a fun actress who’s got a big career ahead of her. This is a role that lets her do something very different than her body of work. This would bring her talent to a lime light and really let her sell it.

Dawson [Height: 5’ 9”, Age: 40’s]:  A money man for the Exchange, priding himself on his financial skills.

     Bob Odenkirk [Height: 6’ 0”, Age: 53, Notable Works: Breaking Bad, Fargo, Better Call Saul]: Who doesn’t think this guy is awesome? He’s a fantastic actor and would play an absolutely wonderful character in the Punisher. This is a role that he could really define and do something unique with it.

Liam Malloy [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 30’s-40’s]: Operative of the Exchange. Punisher let him go in the hope Liam would lead him to the larger school. However, Liam was killed by Dove, one of the Exchange's managers.

     Aaron Stanford [Height: 5’ 8”, Age: 39, Notable Works: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, 12 Monkeys]: Aaron is an actor I look back on and like. His work has grown on me, and he does a wonderful job in his performances. He’s got a way about his performances that fit this character pretty well. I think he’d be absolutely wonderful as Malloy in an MCU series.

Alec [Height: 6’ 2”, Age: 40’s]:  A former elite Supervillain henchman in the upper echelon, having taken his teachings from Working under Riggoletto and Fisk, became a main enforcer of the Exchange.

     Ryan Hurst [Height: 6’ 4”, Age: 39, Notable Works: Sons of Anarchy, Bates Motel, Outsiders]: Ryan is a big guy, who probably could have played a great Kingpin.  He’s a strong actor and does a wonderful job in his performances.  He’s certainly someone people want to see in the MCU and would fit in it perfectly.

Tommy [Height: 6’ 0”, Age: 40’s]: A Thug working out of Harlem, essentially the Arms Dealer of the Exchange.

     Jamie Hector [Height: 6’ 0”, Age: 40, Notable Works: The Wire, Max Payne, Blood Ties]: He’s a good actor and has done some real fun work. He’s certainly the kind of actor that fits a role like Tommy.

Reggie [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 40’s]: A lower level thug of the Exchange who’s helped them set up lower Manhattan connections.

     Sam Trammell [Height: 5’ 10”, Age: 47, Notable Works: True Blood, The Fault In Our Stars, The Aftermath]: He’s a strong actor and does some very solid work, he’s got the proper look and stature to play Reggie, and work for the Exchange.


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