Ben Barnes cast in Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series ‘The Punisher’

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) — Ben Barnes has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series, The Punisher.

According to TV Line, the Chronicles of Narnia alum joins the Jon Bernthal led action-drama as a series regular.

While Barnes’ exact role remains a mystery, rumors cited by TV Line point to the actor potentially appearing as Bobby Saint, a criminal who last seen being portrayed by James Carpinello in the 2004 film adaption of The Punisher.

The Punisher is the second high-profile television role for Barnes who is also set to appear in HBO’s upcoming sci-fi western, Westworld.

Netflix’s Punisher series was announced in April after Bernthal appeared as the Frank Castle/The Punisher in Season 2 of Daredevil.

The vengeful and violent vigilante is expected to continue to interact with the streaming service’s host of Marvel heroes including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

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