9. The Punisher
Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Daredevil and Jessica Jones are all getting their own Netflix series’, but what of The Punisher? Along with Ghost Rider and Blade, Frank Castle is yet another character that Marvel have regained the rights to after failed movies at other studios.
It’s hard to imagine the vigilante fitting in alongside The Avengers on the big screen, but he would be right at home alongside those street level superheroes. There’s no word on whether he’ll be somehow included, but depending on just how meaty a role it is, it could be an unusual and brilliant casting decision to pick Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in this case (especially if it led to his own movie or TV series).
A perfect place to look for inspiration would be Greg Rucka’s critically acclaimed run, as Marvel would be need to be careful not to make the same mistakes as the past few movies have done by turning Frank into an over the top and almost superpowered crime fighter instead of a marine on a quest for revenge against the criminal underworld.