Frank Castle, meet thy enemy?
Netflix’s latest Marvel spinoff, ‘The Punisher’, has cast English actor Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) in a series-regular role opposite Jon Bernthal’s titular vigilante, TVLine has learned exclusively. Character info is sketchy, but one rumor making the rounds has Barnes — who will next be seen in HBO’s big-budget ‘Westworld’ — portraying antagonist Bobby Saint, the corrupt crime prodigy played in the 2004 film by James Carpinello.
Barnes’ stateside TV credits also include playing Sam Adams in the 2015 History miniseries ‘Sons of Liberty’.
Viewers got their first look at Bernthal’s gun-toting antihero in Season 2 of ‘Daredevil’, which dropped last March. Netflix formally pulled the trigger on a Punisher-centric series one month later. ‘Hannibal’ scribe Steve Lightfoot will serve as showrunner.
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