Marvel by the Month

#078: Pre-MCU Movie Night (w/Jordan Morris) - The Punisher (1989)

Episode Summary

Comedy writer Jordan Morris (Jordan, Jesse, Go!) joins us for another bonus episode in which we examine the Marvel Cinematic Universe before there was a Marvel Cinematic Universe — specifically The Punisher starring Dolph Lundgren, which was (barely) released in 1989.

Episode Notes

Jordan Morris (@Midnight, Earth to Ned) is the co-host and co-creator of the world's first podcast, Jordan, Jesse, Go! on the Maximum Fun network. He's also the creator of the scripted sci-fi comedy podcast, Bubble, which he's adapting into a graphic novel and an animated movie for Sony Pictures Animation. He's great on Twitter, and as of a few weeks ago, he's now also on the 'Gram!

The Punisher was directed by Mark Goldblatt, with a screenplay by Boaz Yakin. It stars Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett, Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, and Kim Miyori. It was produced by New World Pictures and sold to Live Entertainment (now Lionsgate) who released it direct-to-video on VHS and Laserdisc in June 1991. You can now watch it for free on YouTube, which seems illegal but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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