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Watch: Thomas Jane Takes Out Dirty Laundry in a 'Punisher' Short Fan Film

Lose the 'Dark Knight' score and you've got a winner

Thomas Jane in the short film Dirty Laundry
Thomas Jane in the short film "Dirty Laundry"
Photo: Thomas Jane

I know it's not really fair to complain about a short film made clearly by a fan, so don't take this too seriously, but I just wish Thomas Jane and his collaborators -- which include Adi Shankar, Chad St. John, Phil Joanou and Ron Perlman -- hadn't scored this Punisher short, titled "Dirty Laundry," to Hans Zimmer's The Dark Knight score. Especially in the opening moments when the short's villain comes rolling up with music playing from his car stereo.

Besides that small quibble, this is a solid little piece of entertainment for fans of the Marvel character as Jane proves he's a true fan of the character he played in the 2004 film only to be replaced by Ray Stevenson when Lionsgate attempted to remake it back in 2008.

Jane is quoted on YouTube saying, "I wanted to make a fan film for a character I've always loved and believed in -- a love letter to Frank Castle and his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It's been a blast to be a part of from start to finish -- we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it."

Check the short out below, it's only ten minutes and contains plenty of blood, violence and swearing to certainly make it not safe for work.

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  • Yaz

    Jane is boss.

    • http://Ropeofsilicone Greygon

      Thomas Jane is boss n that was a B.A f'n short. I think he was the baddest ace punisher n should make 10 more punisher movies.

  • Good Grief

    I never believed Thomas Jane was cut out to be The Punisher and while this is a solid short, the "hero" could have been any old vigilante.
    The Punisher is a difficult character to execute simply because he's a guy with lots of guns and we've seen that a million times before.
    I think it's a Marvel character that's best laid to rest for now. There are much more colourful heroes deserving of a feature length film.

  • Grissom

    Funny thing is, he wasn't a fan until the producers of the film sent him some cover art of the character by Tim Bradstreet. After that, he read alot of comics and became a fan.

  • Akd1287

    This is just, WOW. Very cool.

  • Aakash

    One of my favorite comic book characters gets a very cool short movie to its name...great work here.

  • MrStark

    "I just want my kids back."

  • Jimbo

    This just makes me sad, because FOX is planning a Punisher TV series and won't ever be able to pull off this sort of violence Punisher is known for. I much prefer a good story to a bunch of gory violence, but this violence is part of Frank Castle and it's a shame we won't be able to see him correctly on the screen. Also, due to Hung, I'm guessing Thomas Jane won't be able to play Punisher on the show either which is also a shame.

  • The Jackal

    Thomas Jane IS The Punisher. Come on Marvel, please unleash another gritty, R-rated, Jane starring, Punisher film. We deserve it and Mr. Jane deserves another crack at the character.

    Thems the facts

  • Brett

    Would love to see a 2nd movie with Jane back as the Punisher. I thought he did a great job

  • richierich

    Now that's how you do a Punisher film!!!

  • Andrew

    This was awesome! Finally whitey gets some payback on da hoodlumz. I would love to see a real gritty new punisher movie.

  • AmericanNoir

    I think they should just remake Deathwish and the main character has a skull on his shirt. This was awesome though...

  • mmmgood

    tom jane is an awesome punisher still one of my fav movies

  • joey

    awsome short film!! should have made a second film with jane because that second film with ray stevenson was just awfull !!!!!