Marvel fans have had a bit of a bittersweet year when it comes to content. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe released arguably their two best films to date with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War (and I would even through Ant-Man and the Wasp into that mix), we saw the Marvel Netflix series get canceled in droves. And, while Iron Fist and Luke Cage weren’t overly surprising, the canceling of Daredevil was incredibly shocking, especially coming of its best season yet, and one that had firmly established a Season 4. Now, the only to Marvel series left are Jessica Jones and The Punisher.
Punisher’s second season is about to premiere on Netflix soon, and we’ve got some information on one of the villains to be seen in Jigsaw.
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Ben Barnes as Billy Russo in Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 on Netflix (2019) pic.twitter.com/M95u10SnA5
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Jigsaw (Punisher: War Zone) vs Jigsaw (Netflix’s #ThePunisher).
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The end of the first season say Ben Barnes’ Billy Russo start to become the villain known as Jigsaw. Thanks to an interview with Collider, we know that the transformation will be complete in every way EXCEPT in name. Russo will NOT be called Jigsaw in the series, but his personality, along with his face, will represent the character.
“He very much has a jigsaw puzzle in his brain. It’s not necessarily about his face, it’s about the psychological, which is how they try and approach everything. Particularly this season, even more than last season.”
But, his face will also have that signature Jigsaw look, albeit in a more realistic way.
“They tried quite carefully to figure out all the specific injuries from exactly what happened to him designated to leave a scar. He gets shot in the cheek, a ricochet into the cheek, so there’s a bullet wound hole in the cheek. We hear the doctor saying he’s undergone many surgeries, obviously for the stab wound in his stomach but also on his face. He’s had a plastic surgeon try and fix him. With all these stories, they’ve gone for a more grounded version of what that imagery would be.”
While fans may be a little disappointed to not get the character by name, it seems like this representation will bring the character to the screen properly. And, there may be a reason why the name won’t be given. Netflix depends on the casual fan watching their shows. Someone that enjoys the series, but isn’t a comic book fan, may not be aware of the character, and instead they may mistake him for Jigsaw from the Saw movies.
We don’t know what the future holds for the series after their second season, but fingers crossed Netflix won’t cancel The Punisher as well.
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