Thomas Jane's Punisher Short Online

Time for Dirty Laundry

Usually when people try to make short films featuring copyrighted characters and post the result on YouTube, they’re slapped with lawyer-penned warnings the minute they hit the radar of the property’s real owners. But what if you’re actor Thomas Jane, a man who has played the character in the past, and you’re doing it with your own studio? We’ll find out soon enough, but the Punisher short Dirty Laundry is now online (spotted by Collider) and can be watched below. Caution - it's extremely violent and sweary. But then, it is Frank Castle, after all...

With a script by Chad St John, it’s a violent, stylish little piece, but we’re still left wondering whether the film boasts enough clout to stay up despite the legal grey area. Especially since it also uses music from Hans Zimmer’s Dark Knight score, which means Warner Bros.’ music department will also probably be getting involved soon…