Law & Order: MCU… The Punisher Adds Another Criminal Intent Alum

Law & Order: MCU… The Punisher Adds Another Criminal Intent Alum

Looks like Marvel's The Punisher is adding another big name. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has been seen on set filming with Paul Schulze who plays the crooked CIA agent Rawlins. This makes the third Law & Order: Criminal Intent actor to make the jump to the Marvel Universe…  or Law & Order: MCU if you like… with Jeff Goldblum in Thor: Ragnarok and Vincent D'Onofrio in Marvel's Daredevil. (They missed on Jamey Sheridan whose in the DCU playing Robert Queen on Arrow).

Mastrantonio is probably best known for her roles in Scarface, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The January Man… if you haven't seen the January Man, you are missing out. Kevin Kline, Alan Rickman… but I digress. She has more recently been a recurring character on Grimm and Limitless.

There is no word about who she is playing in the Netflix series, but fans of the comics might think Ma Gnucci as a possible. She is the head of the Gnucci crime family in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's celebrated Punisher series. Frank Castle announces his return by killing her three sons, and their relationship goes down hill from there. Oh, and there's that thing about him leaving her to have her limbs chewed off and head clawed by polar bears.

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Marvel's Punisher is filming now. No released date has been set, but it is likely to get a release in the last quarter of this year. It stars Jon Bernthal, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Jason R Moore and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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