Marvel's The Punisher cancels its panel at New York Comic Con after Las Vegas shooting

FP Staff

Oct 05, 2017 12:16:17 IST

Marvel's upcoming web series The Punisher has cancelled its panel on 7 October at the New York Comic-Con (NYCC) in the wake of the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas on 1 October.

 Marvels The Punisher cancels its panel at New York Comic Con after Las Vegas shooting

Youtube screen grab from the trailer of The Punisher.

“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," said Marvel and Netflix in a joint statement on 4 October, according to a Variety report.

“New York Comic Con wholeheartedly supports Netflix & Marvel’s decision to cancel Saturday’s The Punisher panel. NYCC takes great pride in offering fans the best in pop culture programming and we are working tirelessly to fill that time spot at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. We will continue to update fans via our social channels throughout the weekend," said the organisation in response to Marvel and Netflix's decision, according to a Deadline report.

The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal in the lead is a gun and violence heavy web series which first appeared on second season of The Daredevil (another Marvel Netflix show). The Punisher's gun toting, ruthless vigilante character was first introduced to the Marvel comics universe over 42 years ago.

The Punisher is set to premier sometime at the end of 2017, although no fixed date has been set yet.

Updated Date: Oct 05, 2017 12:16:17 IST