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    When U.S. Marine veteran Frank Castle's family's was murdered for witnessing a mob hit, the man vowed to avenge their deaths and became a one-man army in his personal war against the criminal underworld. With a distinct death's head skull adorning his chest, Frank Castle became the vigilante known as the Punisher.

    Thomas Jane Reprises Role as The Punisher (Sort Of)

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    Edited By erik_norris

    I really enjoyed Thomas Jane’s take on the Punisher back in the 2004 flick. Sure, John Travolta as the main bad guy felt a bit hammy, and the murder of Frank Castle’s entire family was a little much, but outside that, the 2004 Punisher was a fun movie with a solid cast. But I know I’m in the minority. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when Lionsgate and Marvel decided to go in a different direction and recast Frank Castle with Ray Stevenson for 2008’s Punisher: War Zone.

    But I wasn’t done with Thomas Jane’s version of the Punisher. And neither was Thomas Jane.

    Flash forward to 2012 and Thomas Jane has wrangled up a few friends (including Ron Perlman) to create a fan fiction short film called “Dirty Laundry” with Jane reprising the role of Frank Castle. The 10-minute short is pretty damn dark (befitting the Punisher world) and is definitely NSFW. What it does manage to do, though, is show Jane’s dedication to delivering a version of the Punisher for the screen that feels more in line with his comic book counterpart. Like, I can totally believe Frank Castle could turn a Whiskey bottle into one of the deadliest weapons on earth.

    Give the video below a watch and let us know what you think of Thomas Jane’s latest take on the Punisher. With enough fan support maybe we can see yet another reboot of the Punisher movie franchise with Thomas Jane back in the starring role...

    Erik Norris is a freelance writer for sites such as ComicVine, IGN and CraveOnline.com. You can stalk him on Twitter@Regular_Erik.

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    #1  Edited By ChaosBlazer

    jack daniels bottle is a powerful weapon indeed

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    #2  Edited By TrueIlluminatus

    I would probably have a heart attack if Marvel and Mickey decided to greenlight a Punisher film such as this.

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    #3  Edited By jack16ichigo

    I preferred Thomas Jane too,the first Punisher was a lot better.....

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    #4  Edited By Pokeysteve

    That was better than all three Punisher movies put together. Minus the sitting around listening to people get traumatized.

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    #5  Edited By zombietag

    that movie was terrible but its pretty cool that he did this fan film as punisher cool stuff.

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    that was awesome........and I preferred the 2004 flick over war zone.

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    #7  Edited By Scarecrow4

    Wow....amazing...loved it. Jane has always been the punisher in my eyes anyway

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    #8  Edited By PATTX

    good but to exaggerated and not realistic this is a lazy punisher

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    #9  Edited By odysseyuwrf

    The Jane-Punisher movie was awesome. I would love to see this make a come back. this vid is awesome!

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    #10  Edited By SandMan_

    Awesome

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    #11  Edited By RedRobin92

    That was intense! I enjoyed the 2004 Punisher. Bring back Thomas Jane as Frank and let him write and direct it! He knows what he's doing!!

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    #12  Edited By joshmightbe

    I always thought if they could find a middle ground between the 2004 movie and War Zone it'd be just about a perfect Punisher movie

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    #13  Edited By elayem98

    how did the bottle of jack not break...? he smashed it across like 10 guys faces and then threw it at that guy full force...haha

    but cool short.

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    #14  Edited By Teerack

    This is really cool. I'd love to see them make another punisher movie,

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    #15  Edited By lmothander

    This reminded me of one of the side stories in the Annuals from the 90s. Would love to see this developed further or some more mini-episodes.

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    #16  Edited By SandMan_
    @joshmightbe: Now that Marvel has the rights back....Could Punisher fit in The Avengers? LOL Him shooting aliens and monsters.
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    #17  Edited By erik_norris

    @elayem98 said:

    how did the bottle of jack not break...? he smashed it across like 10 guys faces and then threw it at that guy full force...haha

    but cool short.

    The bottle shared Frank's enthusiasm for punishment...

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    #18  Edited By joshmightbe

    @SandMan_: Frank could never be an Avenger

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    #19  Edited By SevanGrim

    Thought Thomas Jane was a great Punisher, and i thought his movie was the best. i hope Marvel takes notice.

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    #20  Edited By KainScion

    @jack16ichigo: the first punisher was dolph lundgen.

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    #21  Edited By KMART4455

    @ChaosBlazer said:

    jack daniels bottle is a powerful weapon indeed

    lol comment of the day. Hell Jack Daniels itself is a powerful weapon lol

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    #22  Edited By SandMan_
    @joshmightbe said:

    @SandMan_: Frank could never be an Avenger

    Nope...But can he fit in the Avengers universe?
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    #23  Edited By joshmightbe

    @SandMan_: He could if they treated him like the comics do (minus all the weird crap like Frankencastle)

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    pretty cool, I love Jane as frank!

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    #25  Edited By LordRequiem

    Jane was great in the first film, Ray Stephenson was terrible, and Warzone was just complete rubbish.

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    #26  Edited By SandMan_
    @joshmightbe: Well the rights are back on Marvel. Why not? If only marvel still had the rights to Wolverine and Spidey...
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    #27  Edited By TheHeat

    Maybe this is a hint that Marvel is thinking about rebooting Punisher and have Thomas Jane reprise the role.

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    #28  Edited By EnSabac

    Tomas Jane left the part as Punisher because he wanted to work on projects that were a good influence on his kids. Then he goes and plays as a male prostitute. Now he's saying that he wasn't done with the part?

    I did enjoy the Tomas Jane Punisher movie, but it had it's flaws. I liked this little short. Thomas Jane is a great actor even if he is a little bit of a hypocrite.

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    #29  Edited By hungup

    More Jane as Punisher please....

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    #30  Edited By erik_norris

    @EnSabac said:

    Tomas Jane left the part as Punisher because he wanted to work on projects that were a good influence on his kids. Then he goes and plays as a male prostitute. Now he's saying that he wasn't done with the part?

    I did enjoy the Tomas Jane Punisher movie, but it had it's flaws. I liked this little short. Thomas Jane is a great actor even if he is a little bit of a hypocrite.

    Let us not forget Jane's best role in "Homeless Dad."

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    #31  Edited By Iron Apollo
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    I always thought if they could find a middle ground between the 2004 movie and War Zone it'd be just about a perfect Punisher movie

    Agreed
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    #32  Edited By elayem98

    @erik_norris said:

    @elayem98 said:

    how did the bottle of jack not break...? he smashed it across like 10 guys faces and then threw it at that guy full force...haha

    but cool short.

    The bottle shared Frank's enthusiasm for punishment...

    haha apparently

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    #33  Edited By Iron Apollo
    @EnSabac

    Tomas Jane left the part as Punisher because he wanted to work on projects that were a good influence on his kids. Then he goes and plays as a male prostitute. Now he's saying that he wasn't done with the part?

    I did enjoy the Tomas Jane Punisher movie, but it had it's flaws. I liked this little short. Thomas Jane is a great actor even if he is a little bit of a hypocrite.

    Yeah, I think sometimes having to pay the bills changes choices and perspectives.
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    #34  Edited By RoninLoganX

    @Iron Apollo said:

    @Iron Apollo said:
    @EnSabac

    Tomas Jane left the part as Punisher because he wanted to work on projects that were a good influence on his kids. Then he goes and plays as a male prostitute. Now he's saying that he wasn't done with the part?

    I did enjoy the Tomas Jane Punisher movie, but it had it's flaws. I liked this little short. Thomas Jane is a great actor even if he is a little bit of a hypocrite.

    Yeah, I think sometimes having to pay the bills changes choices and perspectives.
    I was always under the impression that he departed from The Punisher franchise, because he disagreed with the producers on the direction they wanted to take the series.
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    #35  Edited By stormtrance1618

    I really dug Thomas Jane as Punisher. Would love for another movie with him.

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    #36  Edited By Tone_

    Ke killed it, that was great. Epitome of american badass right there

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    #37  Edited By Iron Apollo

    I'm not entirely sure but isn't that the yanks hat he wore as Mickey Mantle in 61*, I'm sure the marvel execs liked that.

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    #38  Edited By Strife777

    I'm also in the minority of people who really enjoyed that movie. I think Thomas Jane did a fantastic job as the Punisher. It would be cool to see him again in that role.

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    #39  Edited By I'maDC/ImageGuy!

    Punisher War Zone was just a dumb down Punisher Max. I prefer this any day.

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    #40  Edited By Iron Apollo
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    @Iron Apollo said:

    @Iron Apollo said:
    @EnSabac

    Tomas Jane left the part as Punisher because he wanted to work on projects that were a good influence on his kids. Then he goes and plays as a male prostitute. Now he's saying that he wasn't done with the part?

    I did enjoy the Tomas Jane Punisher movie, but it had it's flaws. I liked this little short. Thomas Jane is a great actor even if he is a little bit of a hypocrite.

    Yeah, I think sometimes having to pay the bills changes choices and perspectives.
    I was always under the impression that he departed from The Punisher franchise, because he disagreed with the producers on the direction they wanted to take the series.
    I'm not talking about his reason for leaving the franchise, or not doing another one. I'm talking about the projects he's chosen since. I'm sure hung made him alo of money and if he was able to use this as a springboard to do another punisher film it would defiantly make him alot I money.
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    #41  Edited By MooseyMcMan

    I really liked that Punisher movie, and I'd love it if this ended up leading to a full-on movie.

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    no matter what his reasons for leaving the series, I still enjoyed this little short with him playing the role. Pretty sweet.

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    #43  Edited By vietthreat

    I would completely support this movie if it were to ever be made but Kevin Nash must also reprise his role.

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    #44  Edited By jack16ichigo

    @KainScion: You got me there....forgot about that having never seen it....

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    #45  Edited By bionder

    I hope Marvel learned something from this.

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    #46  Edited By owie

    Sweet!

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    #47  Edited By Sleepwalker570

    This is what Thomas Jane's first movie should have been like. Glad he took the initiative to do this for the fans!

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    #48  Edited By Night Thrasher

    IIRC Jane was onboard for doing a new Punisher movie and was basically waiting for a script for the sequel then Marvel pulled the plug and decided to reboot it. I think the 2004 film was vastly superior to the War Zone film. Jane's Punisher was at least human. He was sadistic in a sense but Stevenson's Punisher just seemed to enjoy killing people. Jane's Punisher was out for vengeance, Stevenson's Punisher was out for blood.

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    #49  Edited By zackattack529

    this was awesome!

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    #50  Edited By Jayso4201

    @Grim said:

    Thought Thomas Jane was a great Punisher, and i thought his movie was the best. i hope Marvel takes notice.

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