The release of Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series The Punisher may be getting pushed back.
After this past Sunday’s tragic events in Las Vegas, Nevada, Marvel opted to cancel the panel for The Punisher at New York Comic-Con. The panel was originally set to feature the cast including Jon Bernthal 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.
Rather than announce the series’ release date, Marvel has instead teased fans with the series’ debut, keeping its release date a mystery in the marketing which has been ramping up. According to Newsday’s Verne Gay, Netflix was planning a surprise launch of the series this month but this has not yet been officially confirmed. A spokeswoman for Netflix explained that “We never announced a premiere date and have not yet.”
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The Punisher 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.
7 Punisher Stories You Need To Read Before Marvel’s Netflix Series
Now that the Punisher trailer has hit the general audience, it’s time for fans to read up on the character before it’s too late. Even though the Punisher has had two movies already, the upcoming Netflix series looks like it will be the definitive adaptation of the character. His morals may be too dark for some people, but at the end of the day, Frank Castle is a hero through-and-through. Whether you want to put him in jail or let him keep working, there’s no denying that he has taken down deadly criminals who put innocent lives in danger.
The Punisher has been a part of the Marvel Universe since 1974 and he has quite a few amazing stories to choose from. Sometimes he’s left alone in his own corner of the Marvel Universe, and sometimes he’s a fully integrated member of the Avengers. No matter where he is or who he is interacting with, the Punisher always means business.
Hit Next to learn more about seven essential Punisher stories you need to read before his 13-part Marvel series arrives on Netflix!