While he may not have played his character, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier almost featured Ben Barnes, the actor who played Jigsaw in Netflix’s The Punisher.
As reported by GamesRadar, Barnes appeared on an Instagram Live session with Rotten Tomatoes and explained how Kari Skogland, who directed every episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, mentioned there may have been a role for him in the Disney+ series.Ben Barnes as Jigsaw in Netflix’s The Punisher
“Kari Skogland, who’s directing every episode of Falcon and Winter Soldier, directed every episode of a miniseries I did called Sons of Liberty where I played Sam Adams,” Barnes said in an Instagram Live session with Rotten Tomatoes. “And she actually messaged me saying she was doing Winter Soldier and that there might be a character for me in it. And I was just about to do Shadow and Bone so I didn’t even know what it might be, and I still don’t know really.”
While it’s unclear whether or not Barnes would be reprising his role as Jigsaw, especially considering the uncertainty surrounding the Netflix series connection to the MCU, it would be another example of these Disney+ Marvel shows bringing in actors from other comic shows/movies.
Evan Peters, who starred as Quicksilver in Fox’s X-Men franchise, made an appearance in WandaVision, although he ended up not really being Quicksilver in the show.
Even though Barnes didn’t make it into the first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, fans will be able to check him out in Netflix’s Shadow and Bone, which debuts on Netflix tomorrow, April 23.
In our review of Shadow and Bone’s first season, we said, “Netflix maintains its great track record of adapting fantasy action books to screen with Shadow and Bone, a fun, action-packed series based on Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling Grishaverse books.”
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