Thomas Jane Bails on "Punisher 2"

by | May 16, 2007 | Comments

AICN’s Quint recently spent some time chatting with actor Thomas Jane on the set of Frank Darabont‘s "The Mist," so when he got an email from T.J. with some bad news…

He just had to share it with the rest of us: Looks like after a few years of waiting for "The Punisher 2" to get off the ground, Tommy J. has given up on the project. Here’s a section of Mr. Jane’s email to Mr. Q.: "I am, sadly – no, make that heartbrokenly — just rip out the heart and stomp it into the pavement a couple of times – pulling out. Punisher fans are already fighting an uphill battle as it is. And I’ve always felt a responsibility to fight that fight for them and with them so that Frank Castle gets the treatment he deserves."

Guess this means that if Lionsgate decides to go forward with a sequel, they’ll be doing it with a different actor. (Hopefully they’ll go a little damn darker, too. I’ve seen both versions of "The Punisher" and they both seem too darn goofy.) Or maybe we’ll just be spared another sequel entirely. Yeah, right.

But don’t worry about Tom. He’s got "The Mist" brewing, "The Mutant Chronicles" on the horizon, and the long-delayed "Killshot" arriving … sometime. Plus he once beat up a great white shark.

Check out Jane’s full "Bye Bye Punisher" email right here.

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