Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, Boomerang first appeared in the pages of “Tales to Astonish” in 1966. Boomerang has been utilized to fight any number of the Marvel Comics superheroes. He has been hired to assassinate the Iron Fist, he has helped the Punisher escape from prison, and has tangled up with Daredevil several times.
Boomerang is not exactly a series-long antagonist. That is not exactly his M.O., but he could be utilized early on in the “Defenders” series for the team to beat up on. It would be cool to see a familiar character come up, even if it is to get beat up by Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, or Iron Fist. He could also come up in season 3 of “Daredevil” if we get Bullseye, since a big part of Boomerang’s gimmick is that he has impeccable aim, but obviously, Bullseye’s aim is better.
11. THE RUSSIAN
Created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, The Russian debuted in “The Punisher” Vol. 5 #8 in 2000. Having already debuted in the 2004 film portrayed by former N.W.O. superstar, Big Daddy Cool himself, Kevin Nash, the Russian would be a great addition for the “Punisher” series. The Russian is an extremely aggressive and durable hitman who in the comics and film is utilized to eliminate Frank Castle. He is noteworthy for his obsession for American culture and is a regional president of a Daredevil fan club.
Like Boomerang, The Russian is not exactly the type of character to be featured as a series long antagonist like the Kingpin, however, he could easily be used as an extremely intimidating physical threat for Frank to overpower. The Russian is nearly impossible to take out in a fight because of his durability, and would offer a daunting threat for the Punisher to overcome.