‘Punisher: War Zone’ Is Still ’R’ Rated

And director Lexi Alexander is still involved in the final cut of the film.

Heads up, Punisher fans - Punisher: War Zone will still be an 'R' rated film, and director Lexi Alexander has not been kicked off the film. Ain't It Cool News pointed us to a message from the film's cinematographer Steve Gainer, who posted to the Raw Studios message board to refute the rumors.

Here's what Gainer had to say:

Holy smokes, I go away and shoot some kids stuff for Disney, and the whole world is a different color when I return. Again I appear here to dispel rumors. Please believe:

Lexi is not off the film

Lexi is still involved in the edit process

The film is not (nor could it ever be) PG-13

Today I saw a cut that ran 91 minutes

Lexi did in fact get married

Lexi is an incredibly talented director, and this film kicks major ass, as will be proven when it is released IN THEATRES DECEMBER 5th

The film is most certainly not all exploding heads, but will reveal a great deal of Franks persona and pain

This film has been difficult from the beginning, from a bitter Canadian winter, to endless nights, to rampant sickness, Lexi has fought to make a killer Punisher film for fans and non fans alike.

Initially we were to release in September, but for whatever reason (not the quality of the film or edit IMHO) it was decided to release in December. That extra time has given everyone a chance to put their two cents worth in, but rest assured, Lexi is still stearing the boat, and she is a great captain.

When I hear vicious unfounded troll rumors like the "film was unwatchable" or "a total mess" it makes my blood boil. I want to punish the corrupt. People sit on their fat asses trolling the internet, people that have never even looked through a motion picture camera, and make judgements on a work of art that they've never seen, it's like saying a baby will be ugly before it is born, I can't freaking wait for this film to come out and prove the nay-sayers wrong.

Sorry for the rant, I just love something wonderful you have yet to see-


So, there you have it. We can expect that the final cut of Punisher: War Zone will follow the tone set in the recently released trailer. The film will now explode into the theatres December 5, 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.

Sources: Raw Studios
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  1. JR


    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  2. Radimus-83

    dirty fair you fool!

    7 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  3. JR

    his real hair color is blonde for f*ck sakes.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  4. Radimus-83

    f*ck him!!! he's just pissed that your sexual glow atracts people from both sex's!!

    and if he wants to get down and dirty, well... all i have to do is quote Kirsten Dunst and say "BRING IT!"

    7 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  5. Marcusx

    lol love you too tom. i suppose this is gonna spark a gay joke from our metrosexual friend over here ha! do it i f*cking dare you bitch

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  6. Marcusx

    hahahahaha this kid is great. tell you what, its apparent that you are making this so easy on me. first off, you're wrong lol. if you notice his hair was NOT black, it in fact retained its original color and was just wet. if you notice jane was constantly sweating on camera (on purpose of course, giving the character a more stressed outward appearance) btw, you're lil **** are not needed. if your some 13 year old child afraid that your parents will come by and see you are using profane words, then perhaps you're in the wrong place. so again, you're a dumbass. got anything else?

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  7. Radimus-83

    hoo-ray!! we got some action,....

    renodc: his hair wasn't black, at any point his hair was black it was either wet or he was just sweaty. or maybe it was dark?

    Marc: the guys right, you are worthless!! standing there in your avatar with your chiseled face structure and your sexy white shirt! glowing tan and white teeth.... OK,OK... i want to be on you :(

    7 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  8. Phatlightning

    it must take one hell of an 'over the rainbow' f*gg f*ckin hairdresser to take note of what color a guys hair is in an action movie.. i'm sure you could tell me if jane had his nails done as well.... did his outfits match? f*ckin queer eye for the straight guy should employ your ass ren..

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  9. Phatlightning

    marCusx* some people are blind.. annnNNNDDD *DING* *DING* Get it on!

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  10. renodc

    hey markusx, jane's hair was black in the last half of the movie, so how about checking your facts before you start calling folks idiots. Check out the photo if you don't believe me, and wipe the slobber off your chin while your at it you worthless f**king retard.

    7 years agoby @renodcFlag

  11. Marcusx

    hey renodc, i just wanted to point out that tom janes hair was not black at all in the movie. so i dunno what the hell you were watching that made it look like his hair was spray painted. but yeah, you're an idiot

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  12. XJWS79

    Ok got that stupid rumor out of the way.

    7 years agoby @xjws79Flag

  13. CelluloidDreams

    Punisher: War Zone Is Still 'R' Rated...WHOOPIE!!!

    Now only if "Terminator Salvation" would be Rated R!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  14. renodc

    Ultimately the success or failure of this film will ride on Marvel's marketing strategy, which was brilliant for Iron Man but not as brilliant for the 2nd Hulk film. Even though Marvel went out of it's way to address all the issues people had with the first Hulk and really make a very good second film, they unfortunately failed to convince the fanbase of that in their marketing and as a result had a poor turn out. I think the Punisher may be in that same boat, and Marvel is really going to have to juice up their advertising to get people interested.

    7 years agoby @renodcFlag

  15. renodc

    I didn't have a problem with Thomas Jane as the Punisher(except for his hair it looked like they spray painted it black). My issue was with the direction and the production value. Both were deplorable.

    7 years agoby @renodcFlag

  16. JR

    im with marc on this not some old guy.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  17. Marcusx

    this movie will suck no matter wwhat its rated! gimme a f*cking break, without tom jane there is NO F*CKING PUNISHER! the sooner wyou get that thru your heads the easier it will be to get to sleep at night. JESUS CHRIST

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  18. Dr. Cinema

    they need to give up trying to recreate the Punisher. I'm sorry I like the Punisher as much as the next comic book fan but to do another reboot after less than four years is ridiculous, and furthermore I thought the Tom Jane Punisher film worked fine. With a better direction and writing Tom Jane could have been the definitive Punisher.

    7 years agoby @dwilliamsjrFlag

  19. JR

    god damn it i meant drunk driving.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  20. ed_wood

    No matter what the rating is I have no interest in it.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  21. Phatlightning

    ROFLZ Diaigma... nice. See what happens when your fingers don't do what your mind says JR, you get pwned.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  22. Vamp

    Lmfao Diaigma. I was going to say, I strum the dashboard all the time, and I'd no clue it was illegal, but you stole my thunder! lmao!

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  23. T.Clark

    Then change ur name to jr: the punisher

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  24. Chad Vital

    I get what this guy is saying he sounds pretty cool but there is one thing I have to say to his ending post...most babies are pretty ugly when they come out let alone when they are still inside lol. Maybe it's just me but they aren't cute til they are around 2 years old lol.

    7 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  25. Diaigma

    I better stop playing the drums while I'm driving then :P

    7 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  26. JR

    tom jane got aressted for drum driving and was unable to film.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  27. Cinefanatic

    Good news. A PG-13 Punisher would make as much sense as an R-rated Barney movie.

    I thought Thomas Jane nailed the Punisher. Why the change?

    7 years agoby @cinefanaticFlag

  28. JR

    its gonna kick watchmens ass.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  29. Jack

    Im still going to see it.

    7 years agoby @crazyjackFlag

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