According to Variety, the Punisher panel at New York Comic-Con has been cancelled due to the tragic shooting that occurred in Las Vegas earlier this week. Netflix and Marvel addressed the decision in a joint statement:
“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas. 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.”
What happened in Las Vegas was an awful, awful situation, and this is a smart and sympathetic move by Netflix and Marvel. The Punisher is known for his love of firearms and his remarkable ability to use them, and from a business standpoint, this probably isn’t the best time to promote such things. The show was rumored to debut on October 7, however, Netflix did not respond to Variety’s request for comment.
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