According to TVline, Ben Barnes, has been cast for the upcoming Punisher Netflix series, in a villainous role. Barnes is probably best known for his role as Dorian Gray, in the movie Dorian Gray…wow, really creative title there, Alliance Films.
The character he will be playing is kind of up in the air at the moment, though TVline have speculated it will be the ‘classic’ Punisher villain, Bobby Saint. Remember that guy?
Yeah, me neither.
Here’s what I’m saying, though. We don’t know, definitively, that he won’t be Dorian Gray. Dorian Gray is a public domain character (meaning anyone can use him in a film or tv show) and when you think about it, he’s kind of the perfect antagonist for Frank Castle (The Punisher). I mean, Gray would be the one guy the Punisher just can’t kill.
Also I feel that their personalities would clash, quite significantly. They would not get along.
Marvel/Netflix, I know you’re probably going down the Bobby Saint route, but please don’t. I want to see Frank Castle try time and again to kill Dorian Gray.