Earlier today, we reported on Marvel cancelling their Punisher panel at New York Comic-Con in light of the recent tragic Las Vegas shooting. Given the violent nature of The Punisher as a character, it was understandable why they made this decision, but it made us wonder if the actual series would face a delay as well.
According to Newsday writer Verne Gay, this is exactly what they plan on doing. Here’s what Gay had to say:
— vernejgay (@vernejgay) October 5, 2017
Again, this is an understandable move by Marvel. They also have a bit of an advantage in that they haven’t officially stated when they’d originally planned to release The Punisher. All marketing up until this point had the release date scribbled out, and while they did release one promo that had the date supposedly hidden in there, it’s still only speculation that October 20 was supposed to be the release date.
That they haven’t flat-out stated the release date yet works in their favor. Now fans won’t need to mentally re-align their expectations for when the series will show up.
This move from Marvel was made with the best intentions, but we just hope that they don’t go any further with it. They can delay the series, but what we don’t want is for them to go in, re-edit the series, and pull back on the violence they’d originally intended to portray. That would likely only be a disservice to the story and characters, and could ultimately minimize the tragedy and impact of death as a whole. But that’s just this writer’s opinion.
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SOURCE: Verne Gay