Tom Hardy is certainly no stranger when it comes to comic book movies. He played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” he almost played Rick Flagg in “Suicide Squad” and now he has his sights set on The Punisher.
During a recent interview with Collider, Hardy wasn’t shy at all about letting it be known that he wants the role:
I heard Warner Bros. has a few more superhero movies, maybe one or two that they’re developing [Laughs].
HARDY: I want The Punisher… I want The Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something…I don’t know what I want.
You as Punisher could be very interesting.
HARDY: I’m not big enough to be The Punisher, I’m 5’9” [Laughs].
But I actually think that adds to the character.
HARDY: Frank Castle, I would love it. Is that him, isn’t it?
Yeah. It’s Frank Castle.
The possibility of Marvel using The Punisher in the near future is looking pretty good. They once again have the rights to the character and “Daredevil” showrunner Stephen S. DeKnight has said publicly that he would like to see The Punisher get a rated R style show on Netflix.
Whether Tom Hardy could end up getting the part if Marvel decides to move forward with a Punisher series or movie remains to be seen. But there’s certainly interest in seeing the character on screen again.