August 20, 2023

Film & TV

Daredevil, The Punisher director reflects on shows' debut in the MCU

Marc Jobst is excited to continue Daredevil and The Punisher's stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By Ellen James August 20, 2023
Daredevil, The Punisher director reflects on shows debut in the MCU
Daredevil, The Punisher director reflects on shows' debut in the MCU

Marc Jobst is proud of Daredevil and The Punisher’s launch into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In an interview with ScreenRant, the filmmaker, who directed a handful of episodes of the Netflix shows reflected on the vigilante duo taking on the Marvel franchise.

“Oh, they are just such great — apart from the stories that it enables us to tell, that seemed to resonate with an audience,” he expressed on the worldwide love for the characters.

He went on to explain the symbolism his superhero stories encompass, and while one may enjoy it as a source of entertainment, it is almost impossible to see the reflection of our world in it.

“So, to be able to tell more of those stories, and to be able to pull it from the Marvel Universe, and create new stuff, we hadn't finished. None of us, we all knew we hadn't finished. We all felt, ‘Ah, but there's more to do here,’” Jobst enthused.

The One Piece creator also heralded the actors who seamlessly brought the superheroes to life, all whilst doing justice to the source material.

“They are just inspirational people to work with, so for them to get the chance to kind of slip into those clothes again, and for the lucky people who are able to work with them, God bless them is what I say,” he added.

Charlie Cox first appeared as Daredevil on the Netflix show in 2015. He was later joined by Jon Bernthal as The Punisher in the second season.

Bernthal’s spectacular performance as the titular hero prompted a spin-off show of his own.

Years after the shows ended, it was announced at ComicCon that the superheroes would be joining the Marvel franchise.

Cox made his first appearance as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil in 2021’s Spiderman: No Way Home in a cameo appearance.