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Here’s How The Punisher Star Could Look As The Dceu’s Nightwing

If you like Batman, and if you like Ben Barnes, you’re probably itching for him to land the role as Nightwing in the next Caped Crusader adventure. The Punisher star not only looks like the character, but has also proven himself to be a vital cog in the superhero machine. It’s not a stretch to say the show wouldn’t be the same without his backstabbing Billy Russo.

Of course, the jump from backstabbing to having Batman’s back would be a big one. But this wouldn’t be Barnes’ first rodeo as a heroic sidekick. He was terrific as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia. A leader with a fearless stare and wavy hair. We also liked him in the BBC drama Gold Digger, where he was given the chance to really show off his acting chops.

If anything, most people saw him taking on the
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Cannes: Star Alliance Movies Takes Wide’s ‘Blast’ for China (Exclusive)

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Cannes — Hong Kong’s Star Alliance Movies has pounced on all rights to China on “Blast,” a race against the clock thriller that marks the first full production from Wide, Loic Magneron’s Paris-based sales-production-distribution company.

The deal, made against a background of slowing sales to China, represents the first pre-sale on “Blast,” which is now in post-production.

Billed as an “electrifying thriller” “with an amazing cast and credits” – the film is lensed, for instance, by Luc Besson cinematographer Thierry Arbogast -“Blast” turns on a young mother, Sonia, a bomb disposal expert just back from a mission in the Ukraine, trapped in her car with son and the daughter of her boyfriend Fred, who is left outside, powerless to deal with the situation. Colleagues Igor and Camille, hurry to the scene. With Sonia and Fred have 30 minutes to diffuse the bomb and work out who could behind the attack.
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Narnia Stars William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Ben Barnes Reunite 11 Years After Film's Release

Narnia Stars William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Ben Barnes Reunite 11 Years After Film's Release
Narnia lives on!

The cast of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian reunited for a dinner on Thursday night.

In a sweet photo shared by Ben Barnes, who played Prince Caspian in the 2008 film, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Georgie Henley all smiled at the camera.

The group was also joined be the film’s producer Andrew Adamson and actress Alina Phelan Ballou, while Barnes added the hashtag #WhereAreYouSkander? In reference to their costar, Skandar Keynes who played Edmund Pevensie.

The film was a sequel to 2005’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and based
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ITV Studios Cuts Raft of Deals for U.K. and International Drama Series (Exclusive)

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ITV Studios has powered into MipTV with a slew of deals under its belt for both its homegrown British and international dramas. It has sealed free-tv deals for ITV series “The Bay” and pre-sales for upcoming BBC drama “Gold Digger.” ITV Studios Global Entertainment has also struck its first deals for Scandi series “Kieler Street” and “Hunters,” and sold English/Swedish-language drama “Rig 45” to several on-demand platforms.

The Bay,” a serialized crime series set in a British coastal town, has been picked up by public broadcaster France Televisions, Kiwi pubcaster Tvnz, and Australia’s free-to-air Seven Network. The six-part series from Tall Story Pictures has also sold throughout Scandinavia, to TV4 in Sweden, Nrk in Norway, Dr in Denmark and Yle in Finland. In Asia, KT Corp. has snagged South Korean rights. The series opener launched strongly in the U.K., where it garnered a consolidated 7.2 million viewers and a 28.3% share.
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Marvel's The Punisher: Eminem Upset Over Netflix Cancellation

It looks like Marvel's The Punisher has some big name fans. Deadline reports Eminem is upset about Netflix's decision to cancel the TV show.

As reported earlier, the streaming service is ending the action drama after two seasons. The cast includes Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, and Michael Nathanson.

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Jigsaw Actor Supports Eminem Blasting Netflix For Cancelling The Punisher

In the wake of the recent announcement that The Punisher will not be renewed for a third season, the cast of Steve Lightfoot’s series found they had an unlikely ally in diamond-selling rapper Eminem.

Last night, Marshall Mathers took to Twitter with a message blasting Netflix for their decision to drop the ax on the Marvel Television show, keeping his condemnation short and blunt:

“Dear @Netflix, Regarding Your Cancellation Of The Punisher, You Are Blowing It!! Sincerely, Marshall”

Actors Floriana Lima and Amber Rose Revah have since expressed their thanks for Mathers’ support, and now it seems that Ben Barnes, who played Billy Russo for two seasons, is also happy to have Slim Shady on his side, tweeting the following response:

“No words necessary – @Eminem has spoken”

A couple of days ago, Barnes himself offered a response to The Punisher’s cancelation, taking to Instagram to thank “everyone who
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The Punisher cast member thinks Marvel has “something in store” for the show

Royce Johnson, one of the stars of The Punisher, thinks that Marvel might have “something in store” for the recently cancelled show.

In the wake of Netflix’s cancellation of The Punisher – which joins Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist on the scrap heap – various people connected with the series have been giving their reactions.

One of these people is Royce Johnson, who starred as Detective Mahoney in the series. Speaking to ComicBook.com, the actor shared his optimism that Marvel might have “something in store” for the show:

“Yeah, I’ve gotten..one call and two texts, saying, ‘It’s been a great journey.’ We had a nice phone call, a nice chat, saying, ‘Hopefully, we’ll meet again down the line.’ And it would be great if we could meet down the line as those same characters.

“It would be great. I don’t think that
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Jigsaw actor Ben Barnes comments on The Punisher’s cancellation

Ben Barnes, who starred as Jigsaw in seasons one and two of The Punisher, has commented on the show’s cancellation.

We now know that Netflix’s The Punisher will not continue past 2019’s second season, joining Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist on the chopping block. Whether we will see these characters again on the big or small screen remains to be seen but for now, this seems to be it.

Ben Barnes, who portrayed Billy Russo/Jigsaw in the show, probably wouldn’t be returning to the series anyway given the fate of his character, but the actor took to Instagram to express his gratitude and sadness:

“Well… that’s the end of the road for @marvel @thepunisher on @netflixThank you to everyone who tuned in for an episode or binged each season in 13 hours & for all your wonderful, supportive, funny, creative comments – I can’t
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Marvel's The Punisher: Season Two Viewer Votes

Is Frank Castle ready to live up to the challenges in the second season of the Marvel's The Punisher TV show on Netflix? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Marvel's The Punisher is cancelled or renewed for season three. Netflix and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the Marvel's The Punisher season two episodes. We invite you to rate them for us here. *Status update below.

A Netflix action-adventure drama based on the Marvel Comics character, Marvel's The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, and Giorgia Whigham. The story centers on Frank Castle (Bernthal) who, unlike others in the McU, is not possessed of superpowers. Rather,
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Marvel's The Punisher

Network: Netflix.

Episodes: 26 (hour).

Seasons: Two.

TV show dates: November 17, 2017 — January 18, 2019.

Series status: Cancelled.

Performers include: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R. Moore, Daniel Webber, Michael Nathanson, and Paul Schulze.

TV show description:

From Marvel Comics, Marvel's The Punisher TV show centers on Frank Castle (Bernthal). After his wife and children are killed, Frank seeks revenge. Unlike others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU), he is not possessed of superpowers and is fueled only by his grief and anger.

Although he wears neither cape nor mask, this vigilante is known throughout New York City only as "The Punisher."
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Ben Barnes Responds To The Punisher’s Cancellation

Yesterday, the inevitable announcement finally came that The Punisher would not be renewed for a third season on Netflix, and while both fans and cast members could see the cancelation coming from a mile off, it still came as a blow to hear it.

In the time since, social media has flooded with posts lamenting how Frank Castle’s journey will most likely end here, and among the responses was one from Ben Barnes. The actor who played Billy Russo for two seasons took to Instagram with an assortment of mostly bloody set photos, along with a message thanking viewers for tuning in:

“Well… that’s the end of the road for @marvel @thepunisher on @netflix Thank you to everyone who tuned in for an episode or binged each season in 13 hours & for all your wonderful, supportive, funny, creative comments – I can’t read them all but I see you & appreciate every one!
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Marvel's The Punisher: Officially Cancelled by Netflix; No Season Three

Sad news for fans of Marvel's The Punisher. Deadline reports Netflix has cancelled the TV show after two seasons.

A spin-off of Marvel’s Daredevil, the drama follows The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) as he exacts revenge on those who killed his family and uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. The cast also includes Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, and Michael Nathanson.

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Here’s How John Krasinski Could Look As The Next Batman

From Hal Jordan to Reed Richards, it feels like there’s hardly a superhero out there that at least one fan hasn’t openly fantasized about John Krasinski playing, and thanks to this new artwork from ShatterverseEnt, we now have an idea of how the star of A Quiet Place could look in the title role of Matt ReevesThe Batman.

While it’s questionable whether the guy who played Jim from The Office is really the best choice for the next Caped Crusader, it’s still a very stylish illustration that definitely has Krasinski looking the part, though you could probably say the same about a lot of people once they’re dressed in the Dark Knight’s full attire.

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New Fan Art Shows How The Punisher Star Could Look As The Next Batman

Recently, The Punisher star Ben Barnes announced that he’d love to play Batman at some point. Having impressed superhero fans as Frank Castle’s nemesis Billy “Jigsaw” Russo on the Marvel/Netflix show, the British actor’s name has now been added to the ever-growing list of people that could potentially be the next version of the Dark Knight on the big screen.

To give us a flavor of what Barnes might be like as Batman, prolific fan artist Boss Logic has created a new piece that casts him as Bruce Wayne. Showing the character’s split identity, one half of the artwork depicts the Batsuit while the other shows Barnes as a pretty grouchy-looking take on the playboy billionaire.

When you think about it, playing Russo on The Punisher could be seen as a great audition for portraying Batman. Like Bruce, Billy struggles to maintain his fractured identity
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McU Actor Shares Audition Tape To Be The Next Batman

Holy status report, Batman!

After months of radio silence, Warner Bros. and Matt Reeves finally brought us a substantial update on The Batman – even if that’s merely the placeholder title for Bruce Wayne’s next big-screen outing – last week. First came the long overdue confirmation that Ben Affleck, star of Batman V Superman and the misguided Justice League movie, will indeed be stepping down as Gotham’s Dark Knight, which leaves the door open for a younger actor to take up the role.

Of course, that naturally sent the Internet into a tailspin, with tons of names beginning to pop up as everyone puts forth their own personal pick for the successor to Batfleck. Armie Hammer and The Punisher‘s Ben Barnes have been name-dropped as likely candidates, while even folks like Robert Pattinson and Nick Jonas have come up in conversation. But now, a former McU actor wants
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Man Of Steel Actor Wants To Be The Next Batman

Warner Bros. is in need of a new Dark Knight.

After three movies as the World’s Greatest Detective, Ben Affleck has officially hung up the cape and cowl – presumably for good, unless Matt Reeves has some sort of small secret cameo planned for him in The Batman.

Nevertheless, his decision to part ways with the iconic DC hero has naturally sent the Internet into a frenzy, with everyone putting forth their choices for Batfleck’s replacement. Armie Hammer and The Punisher‘s Ben Barnes have been name-dropped as likely candidates for the role, while even Robert Pattinson has found himself coming up in conversation, too. But over on Twitter, a face who might be familiar to Dceu fans has just shown some interest in being our next Batman.

Chris Meloni, perhaps best known for his starring role on Law & Order: Svu, had a small part in Man of Steel as Colonel Nathan Hardy,
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Ben Barnes Posts Picture of Himself as Batman

Ben Affleck is officially out of the picture as Bruce Wayne, so who will replace him? That has been the question lighting up the internet over the past week. One of the names being tossed around is that man that gave an emotional and masterful performance as a villain for the "other guys". 

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Ben Barnes portrayed Jigsaw for the Netflix Marvel Punisher show. His name has been in the talks for the role and he himself posted a nice fan-art piece on his Instagram, showing him in the cape and cowl. Will Barnes be the Caped Crusder for the Matt Reeves The Batman movie?

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Armie Hammer is the bookmakers’ favourite to replace Ben Affleck as Batman

Almost two years to the day after he stepped down as director, it was announced this week that Ben Affleck will not be donning the cape and cowl for Warner Bros. and DC FilmsThe Batman, with director Matt Reeves set to introduce a new, younger incarnation of the Dark Knight for the long-gestating solo movie.

While this announcement finally laid to rest all of the speculation surrounding Affleck’s continued involvement with the Dceu movie, attention now turns to who’ll be cast as his successor – and if the bookmakers’ odds are any indication, it may be someone who already has a past connection to the role.

According to odds from bookmaker BoyleSports, The Lone Ranger and Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer is the 7/2 favourite to play the next Batman, followed by Jake Gyllenhaal (Velvet Buzzsaw) at 11/2, Jon Hamm (Mad Men) at 13/2, Michael B. Jordan (Black
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Armie Hammer Is The Odds On Favorite To Replace Ben Affleck As Batman

Batman is dead. Long live Batman!

For a very long time, we’ve been to-ing and fro-ing on whether Ben Affleck would reprise the role for Matt ReevesThe Batman. The other night though, the actor himself settled the matter, tacitly confessing that he wasn’t returning for another outing by tweeting that he was looking forward to seeing the film upon its release.

But now that one question’s been settled, another bigger one arises: who’s our next Batman? That remains to be seen, of course, but Irish bookmakers BoyleSports have odds on who’ll be next in the cape and cowl, and you can check them out below:

7/2 Armie Hammer

11/2 Jake Gyllenhaal

13/2 Jon Hamm

8/1 Michael B. Jordan

8/1 Ben Barnes

9/1 John Krasinski

10/1 Jamie Dornan

16/1 Josh Brolin

16/1 Matthew Goode

16/1 Chris Pratt

16/1 Michael Fassbender

16/1 Chris Pine

18/1 Ryan Gosling

33/1 Leonardo DiCaprio

33/1 Idris Elba

50/1 Keanu Reeves

50/1 Daniel Craig

50/1 Colin Farrell

50/1 Tom Hardy
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Nick Jonas Puts His Name Forward For The Batman

Hollywood is in need of a new Caped Crusader.

Following three films as the World’s Greatest Detective, Ben Affleck has officially hung up the cape and cowl – presumably for good, unless Matt Reeves has a top-secret cameo planned for The Batman.

Nevertheless, his decision to part ways with the legendary DC hero has naturally sent the Internet into a tailspin, as everyone begins to nominate a potential successor to Batfleck. Armie Hammer and The Punisher‘s Ben Barnes have been name-dropped as likely candidates for Warner’s most coveted role, though over on Instagram (h/t Commentsbycelebs), Nick Jonas of Jumanji fame tossed his name into the proverbial hat for the vacant Batman role.

Jonas’ comment was, of course, made in jest, but at 26 years young, the singer-turned-actor certainly fits the bill for Matt Reeves and Warner’s latest project.

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