Thursday, October 3, 2019

Jon Bernthal Wants to Star in Punch-Out Movie

The Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal would be interested to play Little Mac in a possible Punch-Out movie adaptation.

After his rise to fame for playing the role of Frank Castle in Netflix web TV series Marvel's The Punisher, actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) has played a part on tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint from Ubisoft.

Bernthal was recently asked which video game character he would like to portray on-screen if he is given the freedom of picking his favorite and he choose Little Mac from popular Nintendo boxing game series Punch-Out!!

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Jon Bernthal Wants to Star in Punch-Out Movie

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After his latest appearance in Breakpoint as primary antagonist character Cole D. Walker, Jon Bernthal sat down on an interview where he was asked about what other role from video game world he would like to portray next.

He then expressed his love for '80s and would love to step into the shoes of iconic tiny boxer Little Mac from classic NES console since he has been playing Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! a lot these days with kids on Nintendo Switch.

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Bernthal also spoke on how Mac's story of an underdog rising through appeals to him for an on-screen portrayal.

What I've been playing with the kids is Mike Tyson's Punch-Out. Little Mac, he's really small, but that would be really cool I think his rise up through the ranks.

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Even though he is not all caught up with many current gen games, the actor stated that he will be interested in a Castlevania project if there is one aside from current animated series and expressed his love for old-school arcade title like Galaga.

Although adaptations of video game properties into live-action media often turn out to be huge disappointment, ventures like Detective Pikachu and Netflix's Castlevania have managed to change that landscape in recent years.

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Despite a Punch-Out movie release being a too ambitious of an idea at this point, writers of Detective Pikachu movie are seemingly interested for a live-action movie adaptation of crossover fighting game franchise Super Smash Bros.

Considering Little Mac is a veteran playable character in SSB series, there are chances for Bernthal to live his dream and shine as the boxer whenever interested parties will come forward to make that movie a reality.