Information revealed in an exclusive from TVLine tells us that Ben Barnes has been cast in Netflix’s The Punisher series.
Ben Barnes is known primarily for playing Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia film franchise, but has starred in other movies as well. He will be starring in the upcoming sci-fi western HBO series Westworld, which looks amazing and you should guys should check that out when it comes out. He also played Sam Adams in the History Channel’s mini-series Sons of Liberty.
This is what we know of the role he’s playing so far. He will be a series regular, playing opposite of Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle. However, that’s pretty much it. There are rumors that he may be portraying the super criminal genius Bobby Saint, but I’m not so certain. Yeah, that character made an appearance in the 2004 film, but the character is not what I would consider memorable. There are plenty of enemies of Frank Castle for Ben Barnes to play in the series. So, we have plenty to choose from if we want to theorize about who Ben Barnes is playing.
The Punisher series will make this Netflix’s sixth Marvel TV adaptation. We caught a glimpse of The Punisher during Season 2 of The Daredevil. However, since Iron Fist is currently filming and The Defenders hasn’t yet started to film, we are going to have to wait for The Punisher for awhile.
There’s no word yet as to when The Punisher series will be released on Netflix. Until then, stay tuned for more casting news. We’ll definitely find out who Ben Barnes is playing before its release date. That is for darn sure!
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