It’s official. Thomas Jane is "The Punisher". Aint It Cool got the news first hand from Marvel head-honcho Avi Arad, who it sounds was more enthusiastic than a preppie about to lose his cherry. And seems the Cool News hounds may even have given them an idea to cast Burt Reynolds in a bad guy role. “Of course… we didn’t even think of Burt,” Arad said to Kevin Feige, Avi’s second-in-command. Anyone else think Thomas Jane’s a little too thin and blonde to play Frank Castle?