Ben Barnes has been in quite a few big projects. From the Picture of Dorian Grey to being in The Chronicles of Narnia Franchise as Prince Caspian, Barnes is simply adored by his fans. He is a talented actor, bringing life to any character he plays, as well as a singer, with quite a few songs that have been released.
Barnes is massively known amongst his fans as The Darkling in Netflix’s Shadow and Bone, but for Marvel fans, he is Billy Russo in Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher. His character was twisted by his thirst for revenge on Frank Castle. While both had been close friends during their time in the military, it turned bad quite quickly. Best friends turned into arch enemies, Castle and Russo’s dynamic is one fan can never get tired of.
Does Ben Barnes Want to Return As Billy Russo?
Ben Barnes played Jigsaw exceptionally well. The character was incredibly well-liked and many wish to see him again. With news that Jon Bernthal is to revive his character in the upcoming Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again, the prospects of Barnes playing Billy Russo again just became so much more likely. When asked about this, Barnes said something quite interesting.
“I loved playing Jigsaw. I’d love to reframe him and really mess his face up this time.” Barnes stated when asked about play Jigsaw again.
Ben Barnes seems to be quite open to the idea of playing Russo again. He has a few changes in mind for the character but he has been wanting to play a superhero or villain for quite some time and would definitely like to jump on this opportunity if presented.
Ben Barnes wants to Bring Some Changes to His Character in Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher
When Ben Barnes’ look for season 2 of Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher was revealed, fans were quite disappointed. In the comics, Billy Russo’s face is supposed to be quite literally marred to look like a jigsaw puzzle that was put together all wrong, hence the name. For the show, however, there only seemed to be barely any scar lines on Barnes’ face, only visible under close inspection. His character was supposed to look marred and terrifying but he just looked handsome as always.
Barnes talked about how if he got the opportunity to give this character a go again, he would like to do it right. He said that would very much like to change the look of Jigsaw to make it more comic-accurate, even if it means messing up his face quite a bit. He would like to reframe the character and see him in a new light.