The Punisher’s Ben Barnes Has Been In Talks For A Marvel Hero Role
The Punisher star Ben Barnes revealed that he’s been in talks to play a superhero in a separate Marvel project.
Ben Barnes made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Billy Russo/Jigsaw in the first season of Netflix’s The Punisher and reprised the role for the second year of the series. Of course, Ben Barnes’ time with Marvel seemed complete considering Jigsaw met his demise at the end of The Punisher season 2 and Netflix canceled the series shortly after.
However, Ben Barnes revealed that he’s had conversations about playing a Marvel superhero in a separate project during an interview with Digital Spy. However, Ben Barnes explained that the Marvel team thought it was a “bit too close to doing The Punisher” for the time being:
“Yeah, for sure, for sure. I did talk to them about something this year, but it was a bit too close to doing The Punisher, I think, for them. But, you know, they have proof that you can – particularly if it was on TV, you can go back and do a movie if there’s a character that’s right. I was definitely talking about a couple of superheroes last year.
While Ben Barnes may not return to the Marvel world, for now, the Punisher alum noted that he would still love to revisit the universe if its sooner than later:
“It didn’t work out for whatever reason, but definitely, there’s still room for that in my future. As long as they hurry up. I don’t want to be a 50-year-old superhero.”
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Here is the official synopsis for The Punisher season 2:
Former marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl (Giorgia Whigham). As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace a life as “The Punisher.
The Punisher season 2 stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Deborah Ann Woll, Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, Giorgia Whigham, Corbin Bernsen, and Annette O’Toole.
The Punisher seasons 1 and 2 are still available on Netflix.
Source: Digital Spy