There was going to be a crazy director for The Punisher 2

It's no secret that Marvel's The Punisher took a while to find its footing in terms of live-action adaptations.

The first was The Punisher (1989), starring Dolph Lundgren, whose parallels to the original

 The most recent was Punisher: War Zone (2008), starring Ray Stevenson.

The Punisher, starring Thomas Jane as Marvel's most well-known murdering vigilante

Even if the adaptation of Jane didn't exactly set box office records, the actor recently disclosed that not only was there

nearly a sequel, but Rob Zombie almost helmed The Punisher 2.

Thomas Jane recently discussed the shelved sequel at Fanboy Expo Knoxville, according to Comic Book. 

There have been many Punisher 2 versions, Jane informed the audience.

One of them had Rob Zombie in charge of the direction, which I thought would have been intriguing.