EXCLUSIVE: Ray Stevenson to Direct 'Punisher 3'?

Lexi Alexander says that she doesn't want to come back for a sequel to her 'War Zone'.

Punisher 3
Punisher 3
Punisher: War Zone is an amazing movie to behold. Its as violent as last January's Rambo and possibly the funniest comic book adaptation to hit the screen in sometime. It's sure to be a cult hit, and serves as an awesome ode to 80s action extravaganzas. It's such an excellent film; it's going to be hard to top it with a sequel. While chatting with director Lexi Alexander yesterday, we asked her how she was planning to out do herself and if a Punisher: War Zone 2 was on the way.

In no short order, she explained that she wasn't intent on coming back for a sequel, and if a third film does happens, she won't be attached. Then she told us that she wants Ray Stevenson, the man that plays Frank Castle in Punisher: War Zone, to come back and direct a third film. She says that he is very open to it, and that is the direction she is pushing the franchise. She doesn't believe that anybody else but him will be able to make a film that is on par with what is coming to theaters this Friday.

To hear the entire conversation, stay tuned for our exclusive one-on-one video interviews with both Lexi and Ray, which should be up soon. Punisher: War Zone opens December 12th, 2008.

Punisher: War Zone was released December 5th, 2008 and stars Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchison, Colin Salmon, Wayne Knight, Dash Mihok, Julie Benz, Stephanie Janusauskas. The film is directed by Lexi Alexander.


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  1. Err

    i haaaaaated thomas jane's punisher, and as a result i now hate thomas jane.
    i liked the war zone movie when i saw it, thanks to scenes like the guy hopping through the air and getting all blowed up by a rpg.
    brilliant.

    i'd watch another punisher movie with this guy.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  2. Writer220

    I liked the first two films both were all right, just wasn't sure about the director. I find it needed the feel of First Blood, now that's a film. If the third one is made, then they need to attempt to bind together a much better story arc.
    So far it's been guy gets mad, guy blows things up. A strong story arc would go along way.
    I know plenty of you would say that most gun films are the same way.
    Yippy Ky Ya mother f*cker

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  3. justinishulk

    Not sure about this one... saw Punisher: War Zone already, it was ok.... i prefer the version of Thomas Jane's punisher

    5 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  4. JoKa911

    There has to be a punisher three!!! Imean come on!!!!! warzone was f*ckin badass!!! evrey single last bit of warzone was better than the one with thomas paine in it! stevenson plays a way better punisher than thomas paine is. im not saying paine was a bad actor. im saying that stevenson brings a sh*tload more atittude to the punisher persona than paine. plus the one with paine in it is more or less more drama than action . while warzone mixes both in a uniqe way. it has both drama and a sh*tload of action and a sh*tload of gore. im just saying that the punisher deserves a prequel. im new so, yeah hope any of yall wanna be freinds. by the way im only thirteen and kick ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years agoby @joka911Flag

  5. NCIS

    Blood sprays from the impalment. As the bangalore dentonates, the obese gangbanger explodes into entrails and gore, spewing the Punisher.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  6. NCIS

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    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  7. NCIS

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    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  8. NCIS

    His genitals explodes into blood and gore. "F*ck. You f*cker." the obese gangbanger acclaims in agony. His head then explodes into blood, spewing Punisher. Punisher saunters to the 3rd stall. "You're Motherf*ckin f*ckin me." another obese gangbanger acclaims, standing up from the toilet. Punisher impales the obese gangbanger with a bangalore in the stomach. The obese gangbanger gripes in agony. Punisher impales the gangbanger face with an additional bangalore.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  9. NCIS

    His genitals explodes into blood and gore. "F*ck. You f*cker." the obese gangbanger acclaims in agony. His head then explodes into blood, spewing Punisher. Punisher saunters to the 3rd stall. "You're Motherf*ckin f*ckin me." another obese gangbanger acclaims, standing up from the toilet. Punisher impales the obese gangbanger with a bangalore in the stomach. The obese gangbanger gripes in agony. Punisher impales the gangbanger face with an additional bangalore.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  10. NCIS

    His genitals explodes into blood and gore. "F*ck. You f*cker." the obese gangbanger acclaims in agony. His head then explodes into blood, spewing Punisher. Punisher saunters to the 3rd stall. "You're Motherf*ckin f*ckin me." another obese gangbanger acclaims, standing up from the toilet. Punisher impales the obese gangbanger with a bangalore in the stomach. The obese gangbanger gripes in agony. Punisher impales the gangbanger face with an additional bangalore.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  11. NCIS

    His genitals explodes into blood and gore. "F*ck. You f*cker." the obese gangbanger acclaims in agony. His head then explodes into blood, spewing Punisher. Punisher saunters to the 3rd stall. "You're Motherf*ckin f*ckin me." another obese gangbanger acclaims, standing up from the toilet. Punisher impales the obese gangbanger with a bangalore in the stomach. The obese gangbanger gripes in agony. Punisher impales the gangbanger face with an additional bangalore.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  12. NCIS

    His genitals explodes into blood and gore. "F*ck. You f*cker." the obese gangbanger acclaims in agony. His head then explodes into blood, spewing Punisher. Punisher saunters to the 3rd stall. "You're Motherf*ckin f*ckin me." another obese gangbanger acclaims, standing up from the toilet. Punisher impales the obese gangbanger with a bangalore in the stomach. The obese gangbanger gripes in agony. Punisher impales the gangbanger face with an additional bangalore.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  13. NCIS

    Criminals entrails spew the house. Criminals limbs blown off, spew the the house. Punisher saunters to the lavatory. 3 lavatory stalls align in a row. Punisher saunters to the 1st stall. Sitting on the toilet is a obese gangbanger. "Oh for Motherf*ckin sake." the obese gangbanger acclaims. His head explodes into blood and gore spewing Punisher. Punisher saunters to the 2nd stall. "Oh you're f*ckin sh*tting me." another obese gangbanger acclaims, standing up from the toilet, still urinating.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  14. NCIS

    Blown off limbs appear through the dense fumes, having been thrown by Punisher. One limb drops between a Columbian legs. Entrails from the Columbian spews the criminals, as the torso down of the Columbian explodes into burning flesh. Punisher steps into the entrance. Carrying cane knives, he heaves them at the criminals, as blood gushes from their slit necks. "F*ck you *sshole." El Scorpio acclaims. His head explode into blood and gore, from a shotgun blast, spewing the criminals.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  15. NCIS

    An explosion erupts, as the slaughterhouse battered door bursts open. Dense fumes spews the air. "Oh sh*t." El Scorpio acclaims "Its the f*ckin Motherf*cker." C*cking their guns, the criminals in the house pull out their guns. Gangbangers with uzi sub-machine guns, Columbian drug lords with August Steyr Aug machine guns, Jamaicans Voodoo Poses drug lords with gold Ak-47s and Uzi sub-machine guns, and mafiosos with handguns and Ak-47s. "Oh sh*t, sh*t." Ink acclaim. "Its Punisher."

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  16. NCIS

    "Pitsy, lets get the f*ck out of this sh*t house." Nicky Cavella tells Pitsy. "Where the f*ck we goin." Pitsy asks. Nicky answers, "To the cementary. I'm gonna f*ck up f*ckin Judge Judy Sh*t f*ckin family. Gonna film it, and sell the footage to every major f*ckin news broadcasting on television". Ink acclaims, "We're gonna f*ckin provoke him. He gonna f*ckin molest. . . " "F*ckin shut the f*ck up." Pitsy acclaims, cutting Ink off.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  17. NCIS

    Screaming in agony, the thug shout, "F*ck, f*ck. . . f*ck you-you f*cker, f*cker- Motherf*cker." The upper body then explodes into burning flesh. Punisher walks over to the grisly remains of the thugs. He step on the blown off legs, crushing them, as blood squirts out.
    El Scorpio steps under a slaughtered cattle hanging on a rack. A gangbanger cuts the cattle in half, as the entrails and powder that is drugs spews El Scorpio. "F*ck yeah." he acclaims.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  18. NCIS

    "Lets get the f*ck out of here." one of the remaining thugs acclaims. Before he could get away, body explodes into burning flesh, as blood spews the remaining 2 thugs. One of the remaining thug upper body then explodes into burning flesh, as blood and his entrails spew the last thug. "Holy f*ck." the thug acclaims. His upper body falls to the ground, as the legs explode into burning flesh. Blood and entrails begin flowing out of the thugs body.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  19. NCIS

    Carrying a RPG, Frank Castle aims the RPG at another thug. "Sh*t, its f*ckin Punisher." a thug acclaims. The thug's body then explodes into burning flesh as his entrails spew the remaining thugs. "You f*cker. Motherf*cker." one of the thug shouts, as he hastens out into the streets, swinging his axe. The thugs body explodes into in burning flesh, as blood and entrails spews a passing by car windshield. "Holy sh*t." the vehicle driver acclaims. What the f*ck?"

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  20. NCIS

    The thugs walk up to a old man covered in blankets to keep warm. "Hey you f*ckin sh*tbag." one of the thugs acclaims to the old man. Laughing, the thugs begin swinging their axes and machettes, as chunks of flesh from the old man spew the thugs. Blood and entrails from one of thugs spew the other 5 thugs, as from the waist to head of the thug explodes to burning pieces of flesh in the air. "Holy SH*T." the other thugs acclaims, as they look Frank Castle in the streets.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  21. NCIS

    "Punisher gonna f*ck all ya Motherf*cker." Gold Tooth, a Jamaican Voodoo Poses drug lord, acclaims. "But I shall take the Motherf*cker f*ckin soul. Voodoo magic. F*ckin Voodoo magic." Laughing, Gold Tooth snorts cocaine. A Columbian drug lord, Ramon Vega, tells Gold Tooth, as he is smoking maraijanna, "F*ck you man, f*ck you, you F*cker." Outside the house, 6 thugs walking side by side, carry axes, machettes, and uzi submachine guns.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  22. NCIS

    Maginity confronts Pitsy, acclaiming, "You're a Motherf*ckin patron saint, a Motherf*ckin choir boy. I'm getting my f*ckin 20K", holding both middle fingers up. Maginity jumps on the stairway railing, climbing up it, disappearing. "Where f*ck the f*ckin coke?", El Scorpio, a Columbian drug lord, acclaims, in the of the house. Gangbangers with machettes slice the slaughtered cattles and lambs hanging on hooks in half. Entrails and blood fall out along with bags of drugs, coke, heroin, and maraijanna.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  23. NCIS

    "I asked the Motherf*cker to come". Nicky answers. "Alright, lets make this f*ckin quick", Nicky tells Maginity, "before Punisher f*ckin ass-molests us. You can get your f*ckin 20K upstairs". "Punisher going f*ck all you Motherf*ckin patron saints, yeah". Maginity acclaims giving them the finger, as he is laughing. Just as Maginity walks over to the stairs, Pitsy shouts toward him, "Hey, where the f*ck you goin, Motherf*cker?".

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  24. NCIS

    Rap music is blaring through the slaughterhouse, full of gangbangers, mafioso's, Columbians drug lords and Jamaican Voodoo Poses drug lords, doing drugs, coke, heroin, maraijana. Maginity walks to a small private room on the other end of the house. 3 mafioso's, Ink,the leader Nicky Cavella, and Pitsy greet Maginity. "Ahh. . . Nicky". Maginity greets the mafioso. "What the f*ck he doing here boss", ask Pitsy. Motioning Pitsy to calm down, Nicky answers, "Would you f*cking relax".

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  25. NCIS

    In the streets of Manhattan NY, at a slaughterhouse, gangbangers and Maginity, a black Irish drug lord with long dreadlocks carrying axes and machettes, walk into the entrance. The walls of the slaughterhouse are enshrouded with slang and other gang phrases, 'f*ck you', 'you motherf*cker' Maginity and the gangbangers walk into the slaughterhouse, passing dead employees with blood enshrouded machettes through the back and front, and the left and right of their blood enshrouded heads.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  26. The CryptKeeper

    I still have yet to see Punisher 2, so I can't say if a part 3 is a good idea, much less have HIM direct it. Personally, based off what I know, which is nothing, I so think a Punisher 3 is a good idea, just as long as Stevenson doesn't direct it.

    6 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  27. Shelley

    Read the reason Thomas Jane pulled out of this movie in a note from the actor himself:

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32673

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  28. Yahzee

    isn't this movie another reboot? why they're saying a "third film"
    by the way, given the review on this site and more importantly the reason that it's so great have confirmed all the bad expectations i had.
    Thomas Jane i guess will be the only Punisher worthy. No wonder why he didn't came back, i think he saw a movie like this was too silly and cheesy for the character

    6 years agoby @yahzeeFlag

  29. Shelley

    No offense taken killerman, some like him some don't. I will give this one a shot though and who knows, I may like Stevenson better. I just have not seen him in anything that I remember.

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  30. ...YeahButTheBookWasBetter

    wow, what a review...I think Ill wait for DVD unless I see some great reviews from others

    6 years agoby @theboywhocriedsequelFlag