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Ben Joins Cast Of Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’

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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LaRose said:

I literally just read this online!! I’m shaking.

September 12th, 2016

CindyDakin said:

I can’t believe it!!
So happy right now… I am a huge Marvel fan and it’s a little dream that will come true. Amazing!!!

September 12th, 2016

dianna said:

Whoohoo a new project !!!

September 12th, 2016

Marie said:

This is such a fantastic news! :D So thrilled for Ben for getting a new movie role!
I’ve never heard of the Punisher but there’s still time to catch up. ;)
I remember Ben said in an interview he wanted to be part of the Marvel franchise, so happy his wish has been fulfilled.
All the best to him in this new project and looking forward to following him in his new adventures!
And I’m sure Stephanie will gladldy keep us updated. ;)

September 12th, 2016

cheryl said:

Hrmm. Does this mean he’s only in one season of Westworld? ;)

Not a Punisher fan, but
1. Will watch anything w/Ben
2. If a person from ‘Hannibal’ is involved, I have hopes for great quality. Hannibal was the best!!

Yay, Ben!

September 12th, 2016

Julie said:

I’ve suspected for a long time that Ben might be the character in Westworld “who dies to prove the situation is serious”. I am so excited to hear the role in “The Punisher” will be a regular role. The previous Netflix Marvel series have done very well and I’m excited to see this one.

September 12th, 2016

REENIE said:

Was John Travolta in the punisher?
What is the role is Ben Barnes playing ?

Peace Reeni

September 12th, 2016

Carol said:

Whoa, what a surprise! o.O
I also love the Marvel cinematic universe (Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and many more…) so I’m really thrilled reading this statement.
Honestly, I haven’t seen the 2004 film Punisher yet. My fault. I wish I knew how that villain Bobby Saint behaves lol…It would be such an emotional experience to see Ben in a negative role…a bit weird, but fine :P

*celebrating*

September 13th, 2016

Julie said:

Bobby Saint was a minor role in the movie and was created for the movie. Honestly, I’ll be surprised if that’s the character Ben actually plays. The Netflix Marvel shows, unlike the movies, have been really close to specific comic story arcs.

September 13th, 2016

F2write said:

Over the moon about Ben joining the Marvel Universe! And a true villain, too! So, everyone knows that another possible archenemy is Jigsaw, right? The one with the disfigured, carved-up face? Of course there are many other possibilities as well.

So excited to hear the official word!

September 14th, 2016

Elizabeth Anne said:

I’m so excited to see Ben in a new project! I think it’s just awesome that he’s going to be in a Marvel movie, especially because it’s always been a dream of his! I just wish him the very best and I’m sure this will make him very happy. I can’t wait to see it when it comes out?

September 15th, 2016

dianna said:

I don’t understand. In the movie Bobby Saint was klled in the first minute of the movie. How can Ben be a regular charactor then?
Actually the killing of Bobby Saint was the trigger for the whole story.
So I’m wondering if he will play that chatacter afterall or if so , they’ll seriously will have to change the story then.

September 15th, 2016

CindyDakin said:

It is just a rumor that he will play this character..so just let’s wait und see what character he will play

September 15th, 2016

REENIE said:

Ok Bobby Saint got !!
You rule Ben

September 21st, 2016

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