Who is Jigsaw? The Punisher season 2 video confirms our greatest fears and the villain's identity
Although a premiere date for the Marvel-Netflix show is yet to be announced, production is currently underway with the Marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle preparing his return
Perhaps one of the deadliest vigilantes fans of comic book series have witnessed so far, Marvel's The Punisher is all set to return with a season 2 after the gruesome ending to its debut run.
Although a premiere date for the Marvel-Netflix show is yet to be announced, production is currently underway with the Marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle prepping to pack on some serious punches for the forthcoming season.
Amidst all the action-packed filming, though, a video from the sets of the Jon Bernthal-led (The Punisher) show has made its way to the Internet; sending fans of the comic book adaptation into a frenzy.
The behind-the-scenes clip, apart from offering a glimpse of a power-packed action sequence involving Castle, dropped a major clue about a possible character return.
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As it turns out, Ben Barnes is back for the second season and, he most likely would be reprising his role as Billy Russo - the TV adaptation of the villainous comics character called Jigsaw.
In the last season, fans would remember, things didn't end on a happy note for the friends-turned-arch-nemesis Castle and Russo. Not only was the latter revealed to be involved with some deep political conspiracy that seemingly had ties with the ultimate massacre of Castle's family but also the finale culminated into a final face-off.
Following a brutal fight involving the two, Barnes' character ended up in the hospital, in a state of coma. But that's about to change as it appears that Russo is back in action and is already tackling Castle in the video.
How does Russo's return tie in with comic history?
In the comics, Billy "The Beaut" Russo, is called the Jigsaw after his face is left disfigured. It's ironic as the character, associated with New York's criminal underworld, earned the nickname of "the Beaut" due to his striking appearance.
The Punisher adaptation of the character, sort of, falls in line with the comics literature as Russo is left with some serious and ghastly scars following the epic fight with Castle in the season 1 finale. It is to be seen, however, whether or not the antagonist takes on the moniker of "Jigsaw" when he returns to torment the vigilante in season 2 of The Punisher.