‘The Punisher’ NYCC Panel Canceled In Wake Of Tragedy

Punisher PosterIn the wake of Sunday night’s tragic events, Marvel has canceled the panel for its upcoming Netflix series The Punisher at New York Comic-Con.

Netflix and Marvel released a joint statement on the matter:

“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.”

The panel was originally scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. The cast including Jon Bernthal was to be on hand for a Q&A and to present an exclusive look at the new series along with showrunner Steve Lightfoot, and executive producers Jim Chory and Jeph Loeb.

The series stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jason R. Moore, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, Michael Nathanson, with Daredevil‘s Deborah Ann Woll returning as Karen Page. Here’s the official synopsis:

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

Marvel’s The Punisher is expected to hit Netflix this fall.

Source: Deadline

5 Reasons To Be Excited For ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’

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Marvel Netflix The Punisher Jon BernthalOne of the greatest things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that it is branching and ever-expanding. There are several movies, shows and other mediums that have expanded upon its huge narrative. The television endeavors have been really successful in showcasing characters and heroes that may not appear in the MCU feature films. These series allow for other great Marvel heroes to flourish and no other character fits the mold better than Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher.

Castle is more commonly known as The Punisher and the series based on this iconic anti-hero is coming later this year. This is certainly an exciting time to be a Punisher fan. There are several reasons why the show has the potential to be a monster hit. I know as a fan myself I’m truly excited for the show’s potential and what can come from it.

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.