A battle scene got a little too genuine on the set of The Punisher when lead star Thomas Jane accidentally stabbed professional wrestler and star Kevin Nash. In the 2004 movie, Nash played the supervillain called The Russian and had a remarkable battle scene in the function with Jane’s Frank Castle. The fight eventually culminates with The Russian’s death, as that is what occurs to any bad man who crosses The Punisher.

However there was a significant issue on set when Jane and Nash were recording their big scene, which required The Punisher to stab The Russian. Regrettably, a stunt planner had actually forgotten to change out the props, leading to Jane utilizing a real blade and stabbing Nash in the collarbone. Fortunately was that the injury was not lethal, however it was scary nevertheless, maybe a lot more so for Jane than Nash.


In an interview with The Abundant Eisen Program, Jane took a minute to show back upon that frightening experience. As Jane discusses, the worst part of the event was how calm and casual Nash had actually been over the entire thing. That just wound up making Jane feel more guilty about the stabbing, and he remembers apologizing with some liquors after the shoot.

“That was a bad day. I gotta tell you, when I was swinging around, and grabbing the prop knife, and he’s there, and I plunge it into his chest… and it stabs him, and it goes in. And I’m looking at the knife, I’m looking at him. Kevin, he’s just looking down at me, and there’s a knife sticking out of his chest… Yeah, that was rough. And you know what made it worse? He was so nice about it. You’re like, ‘Oh my god, this guy’s going to knock me across the room.’ Just out of a reflex. He just sat there, looked at the knife, looked at me, and shook his head. I sent him a couple cases of beer, if I remember right.”

Thomas Jane Was a One and Done Punisher

Thomas Jane just starred in one function movie in the function of Frank Castle. The Punisher was followed up with the 2008 movie Punisher: Battle Zone with Ray Stevenson taking control of the function. The vigilante has actually because been reimagined for the little screen with Jon Bernthal playing the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of Frank Castle in The Punisher, a two-season series that initially premiered on Netflix. Numerous fans are anticipating Bernthal’s Punisher to appear in the MCU to sign up with the other Daredevil characters.

While Jane just starred in one movie, he did repeat the function for a short movie called “Dirty Laundry.” In 2020, the star stated he’d be open to doing another movie because function if it was something that the fans desired.

“That would be a fan thing,” he stated, per Comicbook.com. “If the fans really wanted me back, and we could find a script. See, I think the Punisher, and the reason why I did the short, was that it hasn’t fully been cracked in a way that fully honors the character, Frank Castle, in a film.”