Marvel’s The Punisher star Ben Barnes would love to play Batman.
The Punisher season 2 is finally out on Netflix and it’s an absolute blast from start to finish. The second season amps up the action of the first and every single thing involving Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) and his friend-turned-enemy Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) is thrilling.
Ahead of the show’s return on Netflix, I got the chance to speak with some of its stars, including Ben Barnes and Amber Rose Revah. During the interview, I asked them if they would play a role outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and even told Ben Barnes that he’d make a great Batman. This is what he had to say about that:
Ben Barnes: I accept.
Amber Rose Revah: I thought Ben would make an amazing Catwoman, but he’s make an alright Batman too.
Ben Barnes: I was just saying earlier to one of the journalists. I came across recently this picture of me when and I’m about 4 years old. And I have a little bit of string around my neck with a yellow piece of paper and a black bat drawn on the bit of paper. It is the saddest little Batman costume you’ve ever seen. I think that would be up there for me in something to try and find a new way to do. I think the way Christian Bale did it where he completely reinvented it which is a little bit what I was trying to do with Jigsaw in season 2. We never refer to him as Jigsaw necessarily so it didn’t feel quite honest to do exactly what they did in the Warzone comics and stuff but to find a new way around things is an interesting thing. With TV and movies these days you have find a way to make it new, fresh and interesting. So, yeah that would be pretty cool thought.
Amber Rose Revah: I look forward to the new iteration of Batman via Ben Barnes, directed by Amber Rose.
What do you think about his comments? Would you like to see Barnes take on the Batman? Sound off in the comments section below.
Marvel’s The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, Giorgia Whigham, Corbin Bernsen, Annette O’Toole and Deborah Ann Woll. Here’s the synopsis for season two:
Former marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl (Giorgia Whigham). As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace a life as “The Punisher.
Marvel’s The Punisher season two is on Netflix now.