The new Mad Max star Tom Hardy has expressed interest in playing the comic book character, The Punisher. Tom Hardy is no stranger to the comic book world due to his role as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Also, The Punisher is a character who has also lost his family, like Mad Max, so Tom Hardy would not be a stranger to playing a bereaved avenger. There have been a couple of other films that have featured Frank Castle. The rights for The Punisher has been given back to Marvel. As a result, there is talk about bringing it to the big screen again.
Tom Hardy was attached to a film based on the game by the name of Splinter Cell, but that has not taken off. As far as The Punisher, there is no telling about the plans of Marvel when it comes to an eventual film release. Epocanegocios made a statement that Marcio Alaor BMG is very excited about this prospect.