Punisher redux

Keeping pace with DC's busy day in Hollywood is Marvel, as they've just announced the lead actor and director for their vigilante sequel, The Punisher 2. Currently in pre-production, filming is slated to begin this month in Montreal to try and hit that vague 2008 release date. Donning to skull and ammo this time around will be Ray Stevenson. You may recognize him from hits such as Rome on HBO, where he plays Titus. And seriously, this guy is around 6'4", so the Punisher will be like a freaking giant. Also, a director has been announced for the film, and its a chick, which is awesome. Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans) will bring world champion karate and kickboxing skills to the table when she gets behind the camera to direct the sequel. Punisher 2 details