Trailers: New Photos And Promo For The Punisher - Plus The Battle Van Will Appear On The Show

Here are several new photos and a new promo for Netflix's upcoming series titled The Punisher. There was also some additional news that the iconic Punisher battle van from the comics would end up appearing on the show. Marvel TV head and producer Jeff Loeb recently said that:

"They travel around in the Battle Van in the comics, so it was important for us to do our version of that. It’s not the Batmobile, but it’s definitely an iconic character that people know."
The van first appeared in Giant-Size Spider-Man #4 and is covered in armor and features advanced weaponry. down of the features that the van has had in the comics.

"Microchip made several battle vans during his time as the Punisher's ally due to the vans being destroyed during various missions.

The vans generally were the same being built off a model of vans made by Ford and featuring a turbocharged Ford V-8 engine that allowed it to keep with high end European sports cars.

The Battle Vans had 4-Wheel Drive allowing the vehicle off-road capabilities. They also featured heavy duty suspension which stood up to the vans using ramps to jump over other vehicles at high speeds while being able to make turns and go around corners like a high end sports car.

Each and every single Battle Van was heavily armored and easily enduring of small arms fire. The van's armour allowed it to ram and even run through other vehicles tearing them apart without being damaged. The Battle Vans were only able to be destroyed by Anti-Tank weaponry or better.

They featured a Minigun that fired 5.56 ammo and a grenade launcher as offensive weapons. One Battle Van was equipped with sonic weaponry which Frank Castle used to capture Venom. The roof would open up upon the weapons being activated. The rear left door of the Battle Vans were also capable of extending several feet allowing someone to stand behind the door on a platform using the door as a shield and fire at targets to the rear while the van was moving.

Other features of the Battle Van's included their own computer system with Artificial Intelligence. The AI allowed the Punisher to give the vehicle commands to drive by itself and eliminate targets or to lure the enemy away as an evasion strategy. It would also be able to detect and repel intruders and came with a single layer peel-off paint job and different license plates to avoid detection.

The computer systems on the Battle Vans also allowed the user to hack into other computer systems as well and were equipped with satellite communication, police scanners, and CB radios; other than a stockpile of weaponry for the Punisher to choose from upon taking up a mission.

 The series stars Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle), Jason R. Moore (Curtis Hoyle), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (David Lieberman), Michael Nathanson (Sam Stein), Jaime Ray Newman (Sarah Lieberman), Amber Rose Revah (Dinah Madani), Paul Schulze (Rawlins), Daniel Webber (Lewis Walcott), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Kobi Frumer (Zach Lieberman), Ripley Sobo (Leo Lieberman), Kelli Barrett (Maria Castle), Ben Barnes (Billy Russo), and Aidan Pierce Brennan (Frank Castle Jr.). There is currently no release date at this time, but it expected to air on Netflix sometime in 2017.

"After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone."