With one small moment in the Season 2 finale of Netflix’s “Daredevil,” a world of possibilities was opened up for the future of the show — and the Punisher (Jon Bernthal). Right before Frank Castle burned down his family’s home — ridding himself and the world of any attachments to his old life — he found a mysterious disc labeled “Micro.”
No explanation of the disc was given, but fans of the “Punisher” comics know exactly what it’s mean to represent. That particular disc is connected to the Punisher’s oldest and best ally — Microchip.
David Linus “Microchip” Lieberman supplies the Punisher with new weaponry and technology as he wages his one-man war on the streets. Often going by the name Micro, he’s the closest think Frank has to a friend. At least, he’s a friend at first.
Eventually the two became bitter enemies, with Micro believing Frank takes his vengeance too far. In his battles with Frank, he’s killed by another man, seemingly ending Microchip’s story.
Of course, this is comics so he was later resurrected as a villain who is eventually murdered by the Punisher.
It’s an interesting relationship they have.
This is a character that could easily slide into Season 3 of “Daredevil” as Frank’s right-hand man. Clearly he’s getting his arsenal somewhere and the introduction of Microchip could bring with it some fun and very destructive toys.
At this point, Netflix needs to add some kind of levity to the Punisher or else he’s just going to be a drag again. Who wants that?
Though Microchip doesn’t exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, there has been a reference to him on “Agents of SHIELD.” Wayne Knight portrayed the character in the 2008 movie “Punisher: War Zone.”