So is Thomas Jane the new "Punisher" or what?

A while back Thomas Jane ("Dreamcatcher") announced to a crowd full of folks at Fangoria’s weekend of Horrors that he was up for the role of "The Punisher". E Onlineasked Jane about it this week, but his tune has slightly changed. "I’ve been told not to talk about it". The site pressed him about his new muscle matter, very conspicuous compared to his slender frame in Dreamcatcher. Jane merely smirked and added, "Well, I’ve been hitting the gym a lot." Kurt Russell’s name has also been branded about for the role.