A TON of news for Netflix’s “The Punisher” series came out today, and we’ve got it all here.
Ben Barnes’ role-originally speculated to be Bobby Saint-is now confirmed to be Billy Russo. A character comic fans might recognize. But, it looks like they’re taking a different approach to the character, as he will be an ally of Frank’s. Billy Russo is known as the villainous Jigsaw in Punisher comics.
“Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) joins the cast as Billy Russo, Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces. He runs a successful private military corporation called ‘Anvil.'”
Ebon Moss-Bachrach was cast as the character Micro. Micro-in the comics-is a computer hacker that works with The Punisher.
“Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls) will play Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them.”
Amber Rose Revah was also cast as Dinah Madani. Her character was made specifically for the character and-to my knowledge-has no comic book background.
“Amber Rose Revah (Indian Summers, Son of God) joins as Dinah Madani, a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher.”
What do you think of these castings? Are you excited for “The Punisher”? Let us know in the comments!