Entertainment Marvel’s ‘Punisher’ Pulled From New York Comic-Con Following Las Vegas Shooting

11:26  05 october  2017
11:26  05 october  2017 Source:   Variety

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Marvel has made the decision to pull The Punisher panel from New York Comic Con in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting . Fans of Marvel ’ s anti-hero have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of any information they can get for Jon Bernthal’s spinoff series.

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Netflix and Marvel Television have scrapped plans to present a panel for upcoming series “The Punisher” at New York Comic-Con.

“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement. “After careful consideration, Netflix and Marvel have decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for Marvel’s The Punisher to participate in New York Comic Con. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy.”

Marvel and Netflix had been expected to present a panel for the series Oct. 7.

A spin-off from season 2 of “Daredevil,” “The Punisher” tells the story of Frank Castle, a combat veteran whose family is killed in a organized-crime shootout. Castle uses his military skills to kill the criminals responsible for his family’s death. The series is based on the Marvel Comics character, whose adventures are known to feature an intense amount of gun violence.

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Netflix and Marvel have decided to pull Marvel ’ s The Punisher from the New York Comic Con following the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday. “We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas ,” the companies said in a joint statement.

Netflix and Marvel have made the call to pull a panel from New York Comic Con after the Las Vegas shootings earlier this week. The panel in question was for Netflix's upcoming series ' Marvel ' s The Punisher ', the latest in their live-action series based on Marvel superheroes.

Netflix did not immediately respond to a question about whether the show will premiere Oct. 7, as it is scheduled to do. The series stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, and is written and executive produced by Steve Lightfoot. It is the sixth Marvel-produced series for Netflix, following “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” and “The Defenders.”

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