MARVEL STUDIOS Interested in New Roles for PUNISHER's BEN BARNES, According to the Actor

Ben Barnes
Ben Barnes
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The Punisher's Ben Barnes  (Jigsaw) said that he had conversations with Marvel Studios about playing a second MCU character.

"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 told Digital Spy. "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."

Barnes wouldn't be the first Marvel TV actor to be cast in a different role for a Marvel film - Luke Cage's season one antagonists Mahershala Ali (who played Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes) and Alfre Woodward ("Black" Mariah Dillard) have both been recast in films - Woodward in a small cameo role in Captain America: Civil War and Ali in the lead role in Marvel Studios' upcoming Blade film.

Barnes went on to say that he was also in talks about other superhero roles in 2018, although he didn't specify whom he was speaking to..

"I was definitely talking about a couple of superheroes last year."

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