“Punisher Star’s Demand For A Comic-Accurate Jigsaw In MCU Return

Ben Barnes, Known For His Role As Jigsaw In Netflix’s Punisher Series, Expresses His Desire For A Comic Book-accurate Portrayal In The MCU

By Amitabh Mukherji
June 1,2023
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Ben Barnes, known for his role as Jigsaw in Netflix’s Punisher series, expressed his desire for a significant change to his character if given the opportunity to play him again in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In an interview with SFX Magazine, Barnes revealed his wish to portray a more faithful rendition of Jigsaw from the comic books. He specifically mentioned wanting to “mess his face up” to align with the grotesque appearance depicted in the source material.

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Ben Barnes

During the same interview, Ben Barnes disclosed that there had been discussions about him portraying a superhero in the past, although these opportunities did not materialize. He mentioned seeing his friend, Will Poulter, in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and expressed his desire to wear a superhero suit before feeling too old for the role. Barnes also shared his interest in exploring various types of characters, including fantasy roles and even hinted at a desire to play Batman, though he acknowledged the character’s iconic status.

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The Marvel series produced by Netflix, while popular, often faced budget limitations that affected the quality of certain aspects, including makeup effects. This was particularly evident in the portrayal of Jigsaw’s disfigurement in Season 2 of The Punisher, which fell short of fans’ expectations. Given Marvel Studios’ extensive resources and commitment to delivering visually striking and faithful adaptations, there is hope that they will rectify these past makeup mistakes. With the possibility of incorporating more Punisher-related characters into the MCU, including Ben Barnes’ Jigsaw, fans anticipate an accurate and repulsive portrayal of the character in future projects on Disney+.