It was reported that Prince Caspian, oops we meant British actor Ben Barnes, will be playing a major villainous role in Marvel’s Netflix-exclusive TV series “The Punisher”.

According to TV Line, who was the first to break the news, Barnes will star opposite Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle aka the Punisher as a series regular. Word on the street is that Barnes will take on the role of Bobby Saint, which was played by James Carpinello in director Jonathan Hensleigh’s “The Punisher” (2004) movie.

Source: Ben Barnes' Facebook page
Source: Ben Barnes’ Facebook page

Best known for his role as Prince Caspian in the “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise, the 35-year-old actor will also be making his small screen comeback in HBO’s “Westworld” this October.


Though “The Punisher” series’ production is kept under wraps, a Reddit post revealed that the Marvel spin-off will be arriving in 2017.

The said post also included a brief synopsis that reads:

“After the murder of his family, Frank Castle is both haunted and hunted. In the criminal underworld, he’ll become known as The Punisher.”

Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

Netflix officially announced “The Punisher” series project weeks after Bernthal debuted as Frank Castle in “Daredevil” season 2 and it was confirmed that “Hannibal” writer Steve Lightfoot will act as the series’ showrunner.

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Sources: Screen Rant, TV Line, Comic Book.

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