Ben Barnes -- who played Billy Russo/Jigsaw on Marvel's The Punisher -- has revealed a deleted scene from the canceled Netflix series' first season, which sees Billy teaming up with series protagonist Frank Castle for a two-on-two brawl.
Barnes shared the scene -- or rather, a 29-second snippet of it -- to his Twitter account. He describes the sequence as a flashback scene in which Frank and Billy get into a fight outside of a bar. Frank can be seen taking on one of their opponent's with his bare fists, while Billy handles the other with what appears to be a wooden stick. (The clip shared by Barnes also does not appear to use any actual audio from the show. Rather, the bar brawl is accompanied by Nina Simone's "Don't Let Me Be Understood.")
The Punisher Season 1 hit Netflix on Nov. 17, 2017, followed by Season 2 on Jan. 18, 2019. A good portion of the show deals with the relationship between Frank Castle and Billy Russo, and their transition from military comrades and good friends to bitter adversaries. Alongside Jessica Jones, The Punisher was canceled this past February, effectively marking the end of Marvel's partnership with Netflix. Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil had all been canceled prior.
The Punisher Season 2 stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, Josh Stewart as John Pilgrim, Floriana Lima as Krista Dumont and Giorgia Whigham as Amy Bendix. Both seasons of the show, along with all its sister series, are now streaming on Netflix.