THE PUNISHER Star Ben Barnes Has Already Talked To Marvel Studios About A Superhero Role

THE PUNISHER Star Ben Barnes Has Already Talked To Marvel Studios About A Superhero Role

Possibly providing further evidence that Marvel has no plans to resurrect any of the Netflix TV shows, The Punisher star Ben Barnes has revealed that he's talked to Marvel Studios about a totally new role!

There have been rumblings in recent weeks that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is considering bringing select characters from Marvel Television's Netflix TV shows to the MCU proper. Honestly, that seems highly unlikely, which is evident from the fact that The Punisher's Ben Barnes (Billy Russo/Jigsaw) has been in talks for a completely different role in this shared world.

During a recent chat with Digital Spy, the actor confirmed that he's spoken to Marvel Studios as recently as this year about joining one of their upcoming franchises. Unfortunately for him, it sounds like not enough time has passed since season two of The Punisher was streaming on Netflix! 

"I did talk to them about something this year, but it was a bit too close to doing The Punisher, I think, for them," Barnes revealed.
"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," he teased.

There are any number of projects he could be referring to here, and you need only look at Luke Cage's Mahershala Ali (who is now playing Blade) for proof this can happen. However, if Marvel Studios is going to continue recycling actors from these shows, it's becoming harder and harder to believe that the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones will randomly show up on the big screen! 

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