‘The Punisher’: Ben Barnes Responds To Criticism On Jigsaw’s Scars

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The trailer for Season two of Marvel’s The Punisher hit all of the marks, yes, but fans have noticed that Ben Barnes looks a bit too neat after Billy Russo’s… ahem, accident in the first season. Well, actor Billy Russo took note of that and took to Twitter to briefly respond to one qualm with the Netflix series’ take on Jigsaw.

Well, I say qualm, but it’s more of a response to fan art than anything else. So BossLogic created some fan art of Ben Barnes’ Billy Russo with a slightly more scarred face. Something more akin to what you saw in Punisher: War Zone, actually. Accompanying this was the caption “If the surgery wasn’t amazing in the next season of @ThePunisher @Netflix.” And to be fair, many have griped that, after getting his face slammed into the glass multiple times, Billy Russo still looks a bit too neat in the trailer for The Punisher.

Then again, it is a trailer. For all we know, perhaps Billy could look worse later on in the season. These Marvel Netflix shows aren’t above hiding or keeping key details until the end. Think about how long it took for Matt Murdock to get an actual red suit in Daredevil, for example. Or for Danny Rand to wear… actually, never mind on that one. But Ben Barnes responded to BossLogic’s art, complimenting it and hoping that viewers will tune in to see what the series has in mind when they watch the entirety of the second season of The Punisher. Here, have a look at his response.

We don’t know when a lot of the moments from the trailer will take place. So again, it’s entirely possible that ben Barnes’ character ends up looking more gruesome as the season progresses. Heck, maybe Frank puts him through even more glass and he winds up looking more like the Jigsaw you remember. Either way, what do you think of Ben Barnes’ response? Do you think there will be more to Jigsaw’s appearance in the second season of The Punisher? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Marvel’s The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Michael Nathanson, Floriana Lima, Jaime Ray Newman, and Deborah Ann Woll.

The second season will debut on Netflix this Friday, January 18, 2019.

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What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.

Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.

1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.

Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home. 

2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home

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Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.

3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic AffairSpider-Man Far From Home Happy Hogan Aunt May

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.

4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury

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The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.

The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?

5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus

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During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:

“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”

Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.

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